In Home Care Services

 

About Our Home Care Services

As your loved one ages, you may find that you worry about them more than you used to. This can be especially true if you live far away and can’t check on them as frequently as you would like. Perhaps you worry about mobility – that your parent may fall and have no one to help them up. Or maybe your loved one is struggling with their memory and you worry about their safety.

If this situation sounds familiar, you may want to look into in home care for your loved one.
In home care allows seniors to live independently but not completely alone – they just receive a little assistance with the everyday tasks they’re struggling with from a professional aide.

Southern Caregivers knows how important it is – to them and to you – for our seniors to remain independent and comfortable in their own homes. Our staff is trained and highly qualified to provide the care your loved one needs to give you peace of mind – even when you can’t be there yourself. Our professional caregivers don’t just work for our seniors, we work for the entire family. Our sole aim is to provide supportive care for your loved one and fulfill all of their care needs.

Our trained caregivers help their clients with activities that they have difficulty completing on a daily basis. Maybe your loved one just needs a helping hand to complete their everyday chores, or maybe this will free up some extra time for them to pursue other interests or activities they haven’t had time for recently.

WHAT IS IN HOME CARE?

In home senior care provides seniors with certain types of care in their homes rather than having to move to a nursing home or assisted living. The type of care that they receive depends on the senior’s individual needs and what’s required to keep them independently living in their own home.

Moving to a care facility such as a nursing home used to be the norm for many seniors. However, today’s seniors overwhelmingly prefer to stay in their own homes – and who can blame them? Being independent and choosing where you live provides comfort and dignity to the elderly and can help keep them from feeling depressed and despondent. Many sources – including the AARP – show that nine out of ten (9/10) seniors say they would prefer to remain at home as they age.

Most communities have multiple agencies available that provide in home senior care – and the care provided varies from one agency to the next. At Southern Caregivers, we focus on providing care that enables independence and dignity, and we do this with our outstanding team of warm, compassionate, highly motivated and trained professionals. We believe that each of our clients deserves to be treated the way we would want to be treated ourselves as we grow older.

Some seniors may seek assistance with in home senior care from friends or family members. While this is perfectly acceptable, in some cases it’s not appropriate. The amount of help and home care that a senior may need can range from a few hours a day to 24-hour care. The more care they need, the more likely you should explore in home care services.

In home senior care provides seniors with certain types of care in their homes rather than having to move to a nursing home or assisted living. The type of care that they receive depends on the senior’s individual needs and what’s required to keep them independently living in their own home. 

Moving to a care facility such as a nursing home used to be the norm for many seniors. However, today’s seniors overwhelmingly prefer to stay in their own homes – and who can blame them? Being independent and choosing where you live provides comfort and dignity to the elderly and can help keep them from feeling depressed and despondent. Many sources – including the AARP – show that nine out of ten (9/10) seniors say they would prefer to remain at home as they age.

Most communities have multiple agencies available that provide in home senior care – and the care provided varies from one agency to the next. At Southern Caregivers, we focus on providing care that enables independence and dignity, and we do this with our outstanding team of warm, compassionate, highly motivated and trained professionals. We believe that each of our clients deserves to be treated the way we would want to be treated ourselves as we grow older.

Some seniors may seek assistance with in home senior care from friends or family members. While this is perfectly acceptable, in some cases it’s not appropriate. The amount of help and home care that a senior may need can range from a few hours a day to 24-hour care. The more care they need, the more likely you should explore in home care services. 

SENIOR HOME CARE VS.  HOME HEALTH CARE

In home care – or private caregiving – is a popular option in senior care which helps keep people in their own homes or with family, even when care needs arise. Home care normally involves care for seniors that is non-medical. Services can include help dressing and bathing, cooking, medication reminders, housework, laundry, gardening, companionship, respite care and more.


Home health care involves more clinical services like preparing and administering medication, wound care and helping operate special medical machinery such as respirators. The main difference between in home care and home health care is the medical component – and that home health care is covered by Medicare, while in home care is usually not.


We will always meet with you to discuss your loved one’s individual needs and craft a custom care program designed to make their lives easier and more pleasant. Our caregivers are very skilled and provide high-quality services at an affordable price point.

In home care – or private caregiving – is a popular option in senior care which helps keep people in their own homes or with family, even when care needs arise. Home care normally involves care for seniors that is non-medical. Services can include help dressing and bathing, cooking, medication reminders, housework, laundry, gardening, companionship, respite care and more. 

Home health care involves more clinical services like preparing and administering medication, wound care and helping operate special medical machinery such as respirators. The main difference between in home care and home health care is the medical component – and that home health care is covered by Medicare, while in home care is usually not. 

We will always meet with you to discuss your loved one’s individual needs and craft a custom care program designed to make their lives easier and more pleasant. Our caregivers are very skilled and provide high-quality services at an affordable price point.

WHAT TYPE OF ASSISTANCE DOES IN HOME CARE PROVIDE?

It is important to realize that in home senior care and in-home nursing care are not the same things. Caregivers typically have training and are background checked and screened – but they do not provide medical or nursing services. Make sure that you aren’t paying double for services like housework and bathing assistance if your loved one just needs a little help around the house to stay independent.

The type of services offered by in home caregivers varies depending on the individual senior’s needs, but they may include:

  • Bathing, grooming, or hygiene assistance
  • Transferring and positioning
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Grocery shopping or running errands – accompanied or for the senior
  • Medication reminders
  • Cleaning and organizing the closet
  • Medication pick-up and drop-off
  • Sorting and reading mail
  • House plant care
  • Escorts to lunch or dinner
  • Participation in cards, games, or crafts
  • Maintaining home records
  • Mobility assistance
  • Feeding and special diet
  • Meal preparation and diet monitoring
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Appointment reminders
  • Food expiration monitoring
  • Pet care
  • Entertainment
  • Escorts to services or discussions
  • Walking

It’s impossible to list everything that our caregivers do and are capable of providing. If there’s anything specific with which you’d like to make sure your loved one has help, or that we can provide for them, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll work with you to make sure that your loved one has exactly what they need to stay healthy, happy, and independent.

It is important to realize that in home senior care and in-home nursing care are not the same things. Caregivers typically have training and are background checked and screened – but they do not provide medical or nursing services. Make sure that you aren’t paying double for services like housework and bathing assistance if your loved one just needs a little help around the house to stay independent. 

The type of services offered by in home caregivers varies depending on the individual senior’s needs, but they may include:

 

  • Bathing, grooming, or hygiene assistance
  • Transferring and positioning
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Grocery shopping or running errands – accompanied or for the senior
  • Medication reminders
  • Cleaning and organizing the closet
  • Medication pick-up and drop-off
  • Sorting and reading mail
  • House plant care
  • Escorts to lunch or dinner
  • Participation in cards, games, or crafts
  • Maintaining home records
  • Mobility assistance
  • Feeding and special diet
  • Meal preparation and diet monitoring
  • Light housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Appointment reminders
  • Food expiration monitoring
  • Pet care
  • Entertainment
  • Escorts to services or discussions
  • Walking

 

It’s impossible to list everything that our caregivers do and are capable of providing. If there’s anything specific with which you’d like to make sure your loved one has help, or that we can provide for them, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’ll work with you to make sure that your loved one has exactly what they need to stay healthy, happy, and independent. 

DO I NEED IN HOME CARE FOR MY LOVED ON?

There is no exact science to knowing when it’s time to call in professional help. We know that sometimes that transition from complete independence – or relying only on family – to asking for assistance can be uncomfortable. Some people don’t like the idea of a “stranger” in their home. Some people don’t like to admit that they are no longer as strong or as able to get around as they used to be. But a good rule of thumb is that if your quality of life – yours or your loved one’s – could be drastically improved with a few hours of help, you should consider in home care.

s their family, of course you want to love and care for them. But seniors often have needs that require more than the average person with a job and family of their own can supply. This is our full-time job and we love it. It is our mission to ensure that each of our clients is cared for with the dignity, respect, and compassion that every human being deserves. And you can rest easy knowing that we scrupulously screen and background check our staff to ensure that they’re not just safe and capable aides, but compassionate and loving ones.  

If you have any questions about in home care for your loved one, contact us online online or give us a call. We’d love to discuss building your custom in home care plan.

There is no exact science to knowing when it’s time to call in professional help. We know that sometimes that transition from complete independence – or relying only on family – to asking for assistance can be uncomfortable. Some people don’t like the idea of a “stranger” in their home. Some people don’t like to admit that they are no longer as strong or as able to get around as they used to be. But a good rule of thumb is that if your quality of life – yours or your loved one’s – could be drastically improved with a few hours of help, you should consider in home care. 

As their family, of course you want to love and care for them. But seniors often have needs that require more than the average person with a job and family of their own can supply. This is our full-time job and we love it. It is our mission to ensure that each of our clients is cared for with the dignity, respect, and compassion that every human being deserves. And you can rest easy knowing that we scrupulously screen and background check our staff to ensure that they’re not just safe and capable aides, but compassionate and loving ones. 

If you have any questions about in home care for your loved one, contact us online or give us a call. We’d love to discuss building your custom in home care plan.