Caring for a loved one is one of the most generous and caring things you can do. Whether you're caring for a parent with Alzheimer's or a disabled sibling, you're providing the assistance they need to continue living safely at home. But what do you do when you need a break The in-home respite care program from Visiting Angels is an option.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care services provide short-term relief for primary caregivers. Many family member caregivers experience stress and emotional exhaustion trying to juggle their needs with the responsibilities of caring for an elderly loved one. Respite care for the elderly enables family caregivers to take much-needed breaks and focus on their personal lives while ensuring their senior loved ones continue to receive compassionate and friendly personal care.
A respite caregiver from Visiting Angels can help seniors with tasks inside the home, including preparing meals, folding clothes or simply providing companionship. Respite services can take place in a hospice or medical facility, a senior day care center or in the comfort of the senior's own home.
The in-home respite care program at Visiting Angels is designed to fit you and your senior loved one's schedules and needs. Professional caregivers can visit as frequently as you desire on a temporary or long-term basis. Respite care is available weekdays, weekends and holidays. A Visiting Angels home care agency near you will work with you to create a care plan tailored and personalized for you and your loved one. The goal is to allow you to disengage from your caregiving duties and let a professional handle the caregiving tasks for as long as you need.
How Respite Care Helps
At Visiting Angels, our in-home care program matches your loved one with one of our friendly and compassionate caregivers. Caregivers can visit for a few hours a day or several times a week to provide family caregivers with the opportunity to run errands, go to work, take a vacation, or simply rest and recharge.
When our caregivers visit, they will quickly put your loved one at ease. While engaging in friendly conversation, caregivers can also provide assistance with a wide variety of home care needs. Our caregivers can help your loved one with dressing and bathing, transferring assistance, and other personal care needs. They can also help around the house performing simple chores and preparing healthy meals. The engaged care we provide makes it easy for your loved one to look forward to these visits and can help relieve the anxiety or guilt you may feel by stepping away for a few hours.
How to Get Started with In-Home Care
If you've been feeling burnt out or frustrated with your caregiver role, now is a good time to find respite care. Taking care of yourself is vitally important. Respite care provides the break you need to rest and regroup.
Getting started is easy. Simply get in touch with one of our local home care offices. We can match your loved one with a caregiver who can provide the assistance they need. Respite care is offered on an hourly basis so you can establish the frequency and scope of care that best meets your needs. Because our home care services are flexible, should your loved one require more engaged care in the future, we can expand our role to include companion care, personal care, or even care for Alzheimer's or dementia.
At Visiting Angels, we're here to be your caregiving partner. Find out more about our in-home respite care services by connecting with a local office today.
Personal Care | Private Duty Home Care
Personal care or private care is a specialized service that provides essential home care assistance to seniors and disabled individuals. Private duty caregivers assist with homemaking and personal activities, allowing seniors to remain at home living comfortably in a familiar place.
A private in-home caregiver can provide companionship for seniors as well as offer respite care for family members who care for their loved ones on a regular basis.
Private Home Care from Visiting Angels
We make aging in place possible for seniors who wish to remain at home rather than a nursing home. Our private care providers assist older adults with daily living tasks they may find difficult or dangerous to perform on their own. Personal and homemaking activities may include:
• Medication reminders
• Meal planning
• Meal preparation
• Light housekeeping
• Elderly Companionship
With Visiting Angels, you will be comfortable and relieved that your loved one is receiving the care they need. We provide a custom care plan for every client, and we will carefully match your loved one with a uniquely qualified caregiver. That way, your loved one gets the care they deserve, and you can rest easy that they're content, safe, and secure.
About Our Personal Care Services
Roughly 9 in 10 seniors want to age in place for as long as they possibly can. Unfortunately, physical difficulties and disabilities make this difficult for many elderly adults. But with personal care services from Visiting Angels, seniors can enjoy the comfort, familiarity, and independence of home for years to come.
To ensure your loved one receives the private care services he or she needs, Visiting Angels offers a collection of senior care programs that we call Life Care Navigation. This allows us to tailor our services to each person's unique needs, with a custom care plan for every client.
Our personal care services are provided to seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living. In addition to caring for elderly adults, our personal care providers also work with disabled individuals and those recovering from illness, injury, or a hospital stay. Through personal care, day-to-day life can be made safer, more comfortable, and more livable for these individuals.
In addition to caring for elderly adults, our personal care providers also work with disabled individuals and those recovering from illness, injury, or a hospital stay. Through personal care, day-to-day life can be made safer, more comfortable, and more livable for these individuals.
Getting Started with Private Home Care
To help you get started with personal home care services, your local Visiting Angels will provide a free care assessment in the comfort of your loved one's home. We'll answer any questions you have about personal care, and we'll create a blueprint for your loved one's services. This blueprint will be based on an evaluation of your loved one's difficulties, preferences, and routines.
Should you decide to proceed with private home care, we will carefully match your loved one with a caregiver whose skills, qualifications, and approach to caregiving align with your loved one's needs. You will be able to Select Your Caregiver to give you and your loved one full peace of mind.
Contact your local Visiting Angels today to schedule a free in-home assessment for personal care services. For more information, visit our Private Duty Home Care FAQ section.
Home Care Services
Home care services make aging in place possible for millions of seniors every year. Instead of moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, seniors can continue living where they feel happiest and most comfortable -- their home.
No one understands the importance of senior home care like we do at Visiting Angels. As one of the country's most trusted home care brands in the country, we make aging in place possible for seniors across the U.S. Our care services make daily living safer and more enjoyable for our clients, allowing them to spend their golden years in the comfort of home.
Our home care services offer valuable support to families. Visiting Angels makes it easier to care for aging loved ones, helping families to spend more quality time together. At the same time, we provide much-needed respite for family caregivers, reducing their risk of caregiver burnout.
The Right Type of Home Care Service
Choosing the right type of home care service will ensure your loved one's comfort and improve their quality of life. But if you're unfamiliar with the different types of home care, deciding between them can be confusing.
The good news Selecting the right service is simpler than you might expect.
For most seniors, companion care provides the support they need for a wide range of basic caregiving tasks, including light housekeeping, help with errands, and meal preparation. This makes it a perfect choice for anyone who needs assistance to live at home safely, but who doesn't require advanced assistance.
If your loved one has advanced care needs, then personal care could be the right choice. Personal care includes basic caregiving duties of companion care, but it also helps with tasks such as grooming, dressing, bathing, and mobility. Personal care can also provide essential care to individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, or Parkinson's.
Are you the primary caregiver for an aging or disabled family member If so, respite care could be the best option. Respite care helps family caregivers pursue other activities, attend urgent obligations, and spend more time with family. Most importantly, it gives them time they can devote to self-care, reducing the risk of caregiver burnout.
Specialized Home Care
Seniors with specific health conditions or care needs may require specialized care. At Visiting Angels, we offer specialized home care services through our Life Care Navigation program. If your loved one has a range of distinct care needs, we can combine these with our traditional home care services when we develop your loved one's care plan.
Specialized types of care offered by Visiting Angels include Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and hospital-to-home transitional care.
At Visiting Angels, our goal is simple. We want to make aging in place as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for seniors. At the same time, we want to make home care services as easy and stress-free as possible for families.
Our approach to home care starts with a custom care plan for every client. Your local Visiting Angels home care agency will tailor this care plan to your loved one's unique needs and living conditions. This way, we provide support exactly where it's needed.
When coordinating care, we work closely with families each step of the way. Once care starts, we remain in close contact with family members to keep them up to date. As your loved one's needs evolve, we'll work with you to make sure they continue receiving the care they need.
Getting Started with Home Care Services
With Visiting Angels, it's easy to get started with home care services.
Your local Visiting Angels agency will schedule a free consultation to begin the process. We'll learn about your loved one's needs, living conditions, and personal preferences. We'll use this information to build a framework for your loved one's care plan.
As we develop your loved one's care plan, we consider a wide range of factors. We'll consider your loved one's personal routine, while also developing a schedule that fits comfortably within your budget. Our agencies also work with doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to ensure our care plans align with medical directives.
The final step is to match your loved one with a caregiver (or caregivers). At Visiting Angels, we pride ourselves on the compassion, dedication, and experience of our home care providers. We know how crucial the relationship between caregivers and seniors can be. Because of this, we strive to find the perfect fit for every client.
Ready to get started with home care services Contact your local Visiting Angels office today!
Dementia Care services offer specialized in-home support to those with early-stage, mid-stage, or late-stage dementia. Our caregivers help our clients maintain quality of life so that aging in place remains possible. We also provide family caregivers with much-needed respite.
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, their well-being will depend on family, friends, and familiar surroundings. Over time, your loved one will likely rely on family caregivers and the comfort of their home more and more. You may find yourself overwhelmed trying to care for your loved one. Eventually, you may start to worry that you will need to move your loved one into a nursing facility.
Dementia care services from Visiting Angels can provide you and your loved one with the support you need. Our caregivers offer compassionate, specialized assistance designed specifically for those who are coping with dementia. This way, your loved one can continue to live at home, receiving care designed to maximize quality of life. At the same time, you will get the respite you need to maintain your own well-being and find time for other important responsibilities.
Dementia Care Services
At Visiting Angels, we understand the challenges of caring for those with dementia. Unlike other types of senior care, dementia care services must be tailored to the specific symptoms, risks, and challenges related to the different types of dementia.
Visiting Angels has partnered with leading dementia specialists to develop a series of dementia care certification programs. Basic dementia care training is available to all Visiting Angels caregivers, and many caregivers are certified in advanced dementia care protocols.
Our dementia care services are offered through Life Care Navigation, a collection of specialized senior care services, each of which focuses on a different aspect of elderly living. These services include a dedicated Alzheimer's care program for those with Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all cases of dementia.
Through our dementia care program, we provide assistance with a wide variety of needs. We assist our clients with personal tasks, provide comforting companionship, and offer helpful reminders when needed. Our dementia care services can include help with activities that include:
• Wandering prevention
• Walking assistance
• Transferring assistance
• Dignified bathing, dressing and grooming care
• Medication reminders and monitoring
• Preparation of healthy meals
• Light housekeeping chores
• Transportation to appointments and therapies
Getting Started with Dementia Care
Visiting Angels offers free care assessments to help you determine if dementia care services are right for your loved one. Your loved one's care assessment will be performed in the comfort of his or her home. During this assessment, we will outline the foundation for your loved one's dementia care services.
First, we will customize a care plan around your loved one's lifestyle, preferences, and symptoms. If you decided to proceed with care, we will then match your loved one with a caregiver whose skills and strengths are particularly suited to your loved one's care needs. You will have the opportunity to Select Your Caregiver to ensure your full peace of mind.
Learn more about dementia care services from Visiting Angels and book a free care assessment for your loved one by contacting your local Visiting Angels office today.