Ideally, staying at home is the best option as a person ages, but illnesses and other circumstances often make it necessary to have someone else there. Two parents may be fine in the family home together, but when one dies, living alone all the time may be too much for the other. Poor eyesight may limit driving ability, but people still need to get to the grocery store, doctors’ appointments, or social activities. Others may just need a little help around the house with cooking and cleaning.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides a wide variety of nonmedical care services that allow seniors to enjoy living in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. We give them, and their families, the security of knowing that someone is watching out for their health and safety.
Why Nonmedical Care?
Families are scattered across the country, or even the world these days, and leaving an older family member alone at home can be terrifying if you’re not close by. Assisting Hands Home Care reassures you that your loved ones are safe and enjoying life, and that a skilled caregiver is there in case of any emergency. We’ll help them navigate their daily lives so you can manage yours. Our reasonable rates are more affordable than visiting nurses or care facilities, and much better for your family.
Our nonmedical home care includes:
- Errands and grocery shopping;
- Meal planning/preparation;
- Laundry and light housekeeping;
- Transportation to appointments;
- Assistance with bathing and dressing;
- Oral and personal hygiene;
- Medication/therapy reminders;
- Respite care.
Commonly Asked Questions About Nonmedical Care
Q: How do I find the right caregiver for my loved one?
A: Our caregivers will meet with you and your loved one for a full assessment of everyone’s specific needs. We meet in the home initially so you feel more comfortable and so we can do a safety inspection of the house. We’ll discuss what services are needed and what we provide. Assisting Hands Home Care will develop a personalized care plan and work with you to modify it if necessary. Only then will we look through our list of skilled caregivers to find the one that matches your plan.
Q: My loved one only needs help now and then. Can we get occasional help?
A: The great thing about nonmedical care is that we can personalize it to suit your exact needs. If you only need assistance around the house once or twice a week, we can help. If your loved one needs transportation to doctors’ appointments, we can do that too. Assisting Hands Home Care is here to fill in the gaps that keep your senior relatives from leading an independent life.
Q: What happens if something changes? Can you still help?
A: We can reevaluate and readjust your loved one’s care plan at any time. We understand that health conditions can and do change. We can provide more specialized in-home nursing after hospitalizations, providing a sense of relief to both patients and families. If your loved one experiences a decline in cognitive abilities or serious illness, we will evaluate the current caregiver to determine if he/she is still qualified to provide quality care. If not, we will consult with you and explore substituting another of our caregivers with more training and experience. The health and safety of our clients are our top priorities at all times at Assisting Hands Home Care.
Q: Is there a long-term contract?
A: We don’t believe in long-term contracts when it comes to providing nonmedical care. We realize that there are all kinds of needs, from respite care to post-surgical care, and for any time frame, from hours to weeks or longer. A family may need a few hours of respite care, or someone may need assistance after surgery. They don’t need to be in a nursing home for a year, or have a live-in nurse for months on end. Contact Assisting Hands Home Care to see all the options we have for nonmedical care.
Q: How soon can we start?
A: We prefer not to rush the evaluation process, if at all possible. Of course, there are always emergencies, and in those cases we can make exceptions, so please call us and we’ll work with you to see if there is a resolution.
In non-emergency cases, we often match a skilled caregiver with a client within days of initial contact. This is an important relationship and a good start is vital, so we take the “matchmaking process” seriously. We want this association to be happy and last!
How to get started
If you’re ready to learn more about nonmedical care for a loved one, contact Assisting Hands Home Care to set up an-in home visit. We’d be glad to discuss all the options available and help devise a personalized plan that fits your unique situation. We can find the perfect person and have the plan in motion in a matter of days!