Exploring the Internet to find someone who can help take care of your loved one at home can be an emotional, complicated process. Fortunately, we are here to help. At Extended Family Home Care, we take the guesswork out of providing high quality, personalized and dignified at-home care. Not only can in-home care be a better choice for your loved one, it can also benefit you.
We can provide from just a few hours of service a week to full-time in-home care. Our 24-hour care service includes a team of caregivers and we develop a plan specific to your needs. Around the clock care offers you and your family full-time peace of mind. We recommend around the clock care for clients who are at risk when unattended, such as people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions and/or those who are a fall risk. We provide:
- Help with Daily Tasks: light housekeeping, dishes, laundry, picking up prescriptions and grocery shopping.
- Personal Assistance: bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and incontinence.
- Companionship: Providing support and companionship on a daily basis.
- Supporting Health: Healthy meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation to medical appointments and help with physical and mental exercise.
And much more.
24 Hour Home Care Benefits Everyone
Families who have loved ones with age related conditions such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, they often worry about their safety and security, especially when left alone.
Good for Seniors
As baby boomers age and watch their parents struggle with the complexities of senior housing, the concept of aging in place becomes more appealing. The critical feeling of control is what seniors and boomers, the soon-to-be seniors, are fighting hard to hold on to, and as more boomers set retirement plans/goals, that control is something they are actively planning to keep. It’s no surprise that when seniors feel like they have no control, their health declines rapidly. Boomers are planning their spaces and their finances to adapt their homes as their needs increase.
Good for Caregivers
Increasingly, children are unwilling to send parents to long-term housing, and the deliberations can be emotionally straining. A great majority want to stay in the place they call home. Adult children are considering all options, including in-home care for their aging parents.
Many adult children have watched their parents outlive their assets, burning through their retirement savings paying for long-term care and other medical expenses. The rising cost of assisted living and skilled nursing coupled with the recent cuts to Medicare and Medicaid will mean more parents aging in place.
Good for Savings
Home Care can be a less expensive alternative for those who don’t need comprehensive assistance. Costs vary greatly, depending on the level of care and number of hours of services needed per week. Families and seniors can benefit from a consultation to assess their options and find the best possible solution for them.
Q: Will my loved one receive the same standard of care as in an institutionalized setting?
The answer is a resounding yes! Not only will your loved one receive the highest standard of care offered at a residential facility, they will be receiving one-on-one care in familiar surroundings from a familiar caregiver.
Residential facilities are often staffed to meet only the minimum guidelines for the state in which they are licensed, which means your loved one will not have the personalized one-on-one care that can be provided at home. We see each and every one of our clients as an individual, with unique needs and preferences, and tailor our services to best meet those client needs.
There are a number of benefits to receiving in-home care in terms of maximizing the comfort of our clients. Some of these advantages include:
- A familiar, secure, and unique space. In their own homes, those needing assistance can be surrounded by their personal belongings like photographs and other keepsakes. This promotes a sense of well-being and independence, and allows caregivers to most effectively provide the care their clients need, when and where they need it.
- More consistency, reduced stress. In his or her own home, your loved one will receive one-on-one care from the same Extended Family caregiver on each visit. The client and the caregiver can develop a unique relationship and schedule, thereby facilitating better care.
- Home-cooked meals on a custom schedule. Clients can eat the foods they love, when and where they’d prefer. Flexible, custom-tailored care of this level is not often available through live-in facilities that house large numbers of residents.
- Sustained personal relationships. In-home care means our clients maintain their proximity to family and friends, which helps facilitate social calls and reduces feelings of isolation and dependency.
Our free in home assessment gives our clients the opportunity to discuss their specific needs and wishes and ask any questions they might have. Our dedicated care managers will work with you to develop a personalized 24-hour care plan that details everything from the level of care provided to the daily care schedule.
Companionship & Care Services
Personal Care Services
New Mother Home Care
Short Term Recovery Care
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (Memory Care)
End of Life Care
If a service is required to meet the needs of you and your family appears to be missing from this list, please speak with us so that we can answer any questions you may have and assist you in making the right decision for your loved one.