One of the most frustrating things for many seniors is the inability to do the activities and tasks that were once second nature. At Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, we understand that seniors don’t want to lose the independence they’ve enjoyed for decades.
Our home health care services are designed to help your loved one keep doing the activities they love and maintain their dignity in the privacy of their home. With our wide array of non-medical personal care services, we set out to help our clients enjoy a better quality of life while aging in place.
To get personal care services for yourself or your loved one, contact our team today.
What Are Personal Care Services?
Personal care services can include, but are not limited to:
- Continence care
There are several different types of personal home care, and which of these is best for you will vary depending on your needs.
Personal care services can include companion care and more. Personal senior care may involve meal planning and preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and personal care assistance with tasks like bathing, grooming, and ambulation for people with reduced mobility.
Home Health Aides are there to make your life a little easier by providing personal care that eases the burdens of family caretakers, in the comfort of home.
A Custom Personal Care Plan for Every Client
We make it easy to get started with our senior companion and home care services.
Start by contacting our office, and we’ll schedule a free consultation with you and your loved one. From there, we will consult with physicians and health insurance or Medicaid case managers as needed.
Once we’ve collected all the important details, we will work with our Supervising Registered Nurse to create a personal care plan tailored to suit your needs and wishes. From there, we’ll pair you with one of our licensed, insured, and bonded home care professionals.
Our personal caregiving services are offered on an hourly basis or as part of a full-time care plan, with live-in home care providers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Personal Caregiving vs. Companion Caregiving
It helps to understand the difference between different types of caregiving, such as the distinction between companion care and personal care. Although they are the most common types of senior home care, there are some core differences.
The most obvious difference is when it comes to assisting with activities of daily living and any other caregiving tasks that involve direct physical assistance. Personal caregivers can perform the usual array of companionship caregiver duties and also have a specific set of skills and abilities that allow them to provide direct physical assistance.
A companion caregiver’s main purpose is to provide company, conversation, and emotional support, and all of our companion care professionals have unique abilities for empathy and compassion. They can also help with simple non-medical activities, such as light housekeeping and running errands. While pushing a wheelchair or providing an arm on a walk isn’t a problem, they don’t perform any task that falls under the umbrella of physical assistance.
For this reason, personal care services are the better option if your loved one requires any type of physical assistance to complete everyday tasks. Personal care can also be ideal if your loved one has a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease. However, if your loved one is fully mobile and only in need of company, then companion care services are the best choice.
Get the Support You Need with Our Personal Home Caregivers
Here at Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, we have over 30 years of experience matching clients with caregivers who suit their needs. It is a point of pride that we always hire qualified and compassionate employees who provide our clients with excellent service.
Every caregiver is fully screened and vetted before we place them with a client, because we understand that choosing the right home care agency is an important decision — and we go out of our way to ensure your peace of mind at every turn.
Contact us today to learn more about personal caregiving for you or your loved one. You can also reach out directly to a Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services location near you. We provide home care throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We look forward to helping your family maintain a happy and healthy life at home.