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Planning for Home Care

The current pandemic has left seniors and their families searching for alternatives to keep their loved ones out of long term care facilities. Now it is more important than ever to many seniors to stay home as long as possible. Families want to be able to stay an active part of their loved ones lives, and this is much harder with the restrictions facing our long term care facilities. For many, home care is the solution to keep their loved ones safely at home.


What is Home Care?


Home Care is a non medical option to stay in your own home. A private caregiver will visit, on a schedule that you decide. The caregiver can provide housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, run errands, accompany you to appointments and more! When you have to choose home care, you get to make the schedule. Hours are based on your current needs and can be adjusted as necessary. It is our job to make sure you have what you need and are safe and comfortable at home!


Why Choose Home Care?


It can be a difficult decision to let someone into your life to help. Often, our clients have been very independent and still want to do as much for themselves as possible. However, day to day tasks are beginning to become more difficult and potentially a burden on family members. We can help take away the burden and the worry. You keep your family time as family time, and we will help with the daily tasks!


How to Choose An Agency.


It is important to choose an agency that meets your needs and values. Not all Agencies are created equal. Find an agency that fits well with your family. Ask if they will be able to support the needs of your loved one and your scheduling needs. Find out how they ensure quality. Think about your specific needs and create a list of questions for the agency. We think it is best to work with an agency that wants to be on the same team as the loved ones in order to provide the best support.


Here at Helping Hands, we want to take the burden off of families and allow you to enjoy the time you have together. We want to be an integral part of your team. We understand that there is not a one size fits all. We will create a care plan that fits your specific needs. Our team of caregivers are flexible and dependable! Call us at 308-633-9200 to discuss all your home care needs.


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