Help You Need, Right at Home
Maybe you’ve noticed Mom and Dad’s house starting to decline — counters are dirty, shelves undusted. Or perhaps your sister’s health is waning; she’s growing older and forgets to take her medications. Whatever the signs, you’re beginning to wonder if your loved one needs help around the house. Companionship care and homemaking offer just that: nonclinical assistance for those who need it, without leaving the comfort of home.
What Is Companionship Care and Homemaking?
From doing the laundry and taking out the garbage to reading out loud or playing cards, professionals in companionship care and homemaking serve as another body within the home. They’re available to help remind patients when to take their medications, keep up around the house and even drive someone to a hair appointment. Both services differ slightly in how they work.
The purpose of companionship care is to offer company and friendship. Companions may help with certain household chores, such as laying out towels before a shower, but their primary purpose is to spend time with the patient. Grown children may want to hire companions to keep an eye on their aging parents, for example. Some of the services offered by companionship care include:
- Indoor activities
- Companionship and socializing
- Hobbies, crafts, or games
- Outdoor activities
- Take walks
- Bring in the mail and newspaper
- Take out the garbage
- Homemaker Services
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Answer the door and telephone
- Safety supervision
- Run errands
- Provide client transportation
Nonmedical Home Care Can Help Your Senior Loved One
Dad is finishing up his chemotherapy and is a little weak. He could use help with meals and basic housekeeping until he regains his strength.
Mom remains in steady health for her 82 years and wants to stay in the house even though Dad is now gone. But some days she just gets so lonely.
Grandma is in an independent living apartment, but she needs rides to doctor appointments and to get her hair cut and colored. (She’s not giving up her favorite stylist after 40 years!) Grandma also enjoys her weekly outing to bargain shop.
Personal independence is important at any age, but especially for seniors who sometimes feel like they’ve lost other freedoms like driving, traveling alone or entertaining family and friends. With a little extra hand of a trained in-home caregiver, older adults can enjoy their day-to-day activities safely and confidently. A world-leading provider of nonmedical home care, Right at Home also gives family caregivers a respite break and chance to recharge.
With our comprehensive senior care services, Right at Home knows just how to help older adults live well and age well . . . right at home.
Why Use Nonmedical Care
Letting elders age in place can bring fear and uncertainty among family members who can’t regularly be on site with their loved one. Right at Home nonmedical home care ensures seniors maintain as much self-sufficiency as possible, while family members remain at ease knowing their senior is receiving personal, trustworthy care. And, all at a price that’s more affordable than care facilities or a visiting nurse.
Right at Home Nonmedical Care Includes
Our personalized services and timely help include:
- bathing and dressing
- grocery shopping
- light housekeeping
- medication reminders
- meal planning and preparation
- oral and personal hygiene
- respite care for family caregivers
Commonly Asked Questions About Nonmedical Care
Q. How will you find the right caregiver for my senior?
Once you contact us, your local Right at Home Omaha, NE office begins a personal assessment of your loved one’s specific needs. We set up an initial in-home visit with your senior and your family members and we interact in-depth about what services would work best for what your elder needs. Next, we develop a Custom Care Plan just for your senior and work with you on any modifications. We then search our team of highly trained, bonded/insured caregivers to find the appropriate team member for your loved one. Matching details include your senior’s needs and interests and the relational compatibility of your loved one and our at-home care provider.
Q. What if my senior only needs a little assistance?
Not a problem at all. We are available for how many hours or days of the week your senior needs extra help. If your loved one only needs assistance with organizing the house and dusting and vacuuming once a week, we’re here to help. If your senior wants a walking companion three times a week, we’re here to help. Right at Home adult home care is flexible to fit the care that is needed and for how often you prefer.
Q. If we needed more specialty care, can you offer that?
We can always adjust your loved one’s Custom Care Plan as individual needs change. If your senior is hospitalized, we can provide more specialized nursing care during at-home recovery. If your loved one develops a serious illness or declines in cognitive ability, we would evaluate if your current Right at Home caregiver still is the best fit or whether we should turn to the skilled nursing skills of another well-matched caregiver.
Q. Are we locked into a long-term service contract?
Right at Home does not lock you into a long-term contract. Our exceptional home care speaks for itself. We can accommodate the type and length of in-home care your loved one needs, whether your family needs a couple hours of respite care or you are looking for multiple weeks of care for your loved one. Contact your local Right at Home office to explore the types of nonmedical services and care plans they may offer.
Q. How quickly can in-home service start?
Often we can match a home caregiver to your senior’s individual needs and living situation within days of your initial contact with us. While we hesitate to rush and bypass our well-tested process in evaluating the optimum elder care experience for your loved one, we will work with you to make adjustments in more time-sensitive situations. Give us a call, and together we’ll figure out the next best steps for your senior’s continued well-being, safety and contentment.
Benefits of Companionship Care and Homemaking
From taking away loneliness to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care and homemaking have many benefits for patients. If you suspect your loved one isn’t eating well, for example, having a homemaker available to cook nutritious meals can turn around your family member’s health.
Here are just a few of the benefits these services offer:
- Mental (cognitive) stimulation
- Increased mobility due to transportation services
- Improvement in health, both physical and mental
- Safety supervision
We Want to Help
When you call Right at Home, one of our professionals will visit your loved one’s house and provide a free assessment to determine your needs. Our professionals are very flexible and will partner with your family to determine the best schedule for companionship care and homemaking visits.
Curious to see how we can support your loved one in the comfort of his or her home?
Contact us today at (402) 697-7536.
Providing Companionship Services to:
Ames, Arlington, Bennington, Blair, Boys Town, Dodge, Elkhorn, Fort Calhoun, Fremont, Herman, Hooper, Kennard, Nickerson, North Bend, Omaha, Scribner, Snyder, Uehling, Valley, Washington, Waterloo, Winslow