What is home care?

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Home care is when a professional caregiver comes to you to help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), the things we all do to stay happy and healthy. That could mean a ride to a doctor’s appointment or weekly bridge game. It could be a steady arm to hold on your daily walk—and some friendly encouragement to get up and out the door. Home care also can mean help with medication reminders, grocery shopping and meal preparation, bathing and personal care, light housekeeping and other household chores, or just good conversation over coffee.

Home care is help with just about anything you need to continue to live in your home safely and happily as you age.

Home care can also support families coping with serious illnesses, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s or other dementia, Parkinson’s, heart disease, COPD, or other age-related conditions. In these situations, a care professional can step in to give family caregivers a break (called respite care), support other professionals on a care team, or provide round-the-clock care if necessary.

The best home care is personalized to meet the needs of the care recipient and the family—and flexible enough to change with those needs. So home care can be a little help with one thing or a lot of help with many things. And it can be different each day and each week.

The best home care is.

  • Personalized
  • Flexible
  • Easy to manage
  • Provided by skilled professionals you can trust
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