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What is Home Care Assistance?

What is Home Care Assistance?

A 2011 study conducted by AARP showed that 90% of individuals over age 65 prefer to age in their own home for as long as possible. Did you know senior home care services can help honor that preference? 

Home care offers a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living communities. It provides a variety of services such as personal care, homemaking, companionship, and more to individuals living at home, so they can remain comfortable and independent for as long as possible. It is a service especially beneficial to those who are growing older, are chronically ill, recovering from a surgery, or living with a disability. Do you know someone who needs support with some daily tasks, but does not necessarily need to be in a nursing home or hospital? Home care could be a great option for them. 

Home care is different for each client and family. No two clients are the same, and Care for Seniors works to tailor care to fit each individual’s needs. Care services can be available anywhere from a few hours a week, to 24 hour care- it all depends upon the the level of care that is needed. Care for Seniors Services include: 

Personal Care: 

  • Bathing, Grooming, Dressing
  • Toileting and Incontinence
  • Medication Reminders
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Repositioning to Avoid Bedsores
  • Transportation to and from Medical Appointments

Homemaking: 

  • Grocery Shopping, Cooking, and Clean-up
  • Errands
  • Transportation
  • Light Housekeeping, Laundry, and Ironing
  • Changing Bed Linens
  • Pet and Plant Care

Companionship

  • Conversation
  • Reading Aloud
  • Hobbies and Projects
  • Outings and Events
  • Assistance with Attending Religious Services

Senior care can enhance the quality of life for Bay Area seniors. In addition to supporting their physical safety and reducing hospitalizations, the right caregiver can boost emotional wellbeing, which can increase motivation to be active, thus, fostering healthier cognition and physical stability. It can also provide peace of mind for family members concerned about the safety of their loved one.

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Testimonials

I was extremely pleased with the in-home care I received from your employee, Zanaida Beltran. Zenaida is a highly competent caregiver who is very instrumental in fulfilling my needs after I suffered a fractured pelvis. At all times she was prompt in arriving, knew how to perform her duties intelligently and did all with a most pleasant manner. Zenaida anticipated what was necessary and went beyond normal circumstances making my surrounding appropriately safe and clean. She also made sure that I followed the instructions of my doctors and physiotherapist. Upon accompanying me to appointments, she assisted with all transfers from car or cab. I felt confidant-having Zenaida with me. I am positive that Zenaida’s help during the first days of my confinement has been instrumental in my eventually achieving a full recovery from my accident. Thank you for sending such a valuable caregiver.

Margaret S
Margaret S

I wanted to put in writing what a lifesaver Care for Seniors was for us. My husband and I found ourselves in the unexpected situation for both being in the hospital at the same time. Len was going to be released before me but still needed a caregiver when he arrived home. I was not going to be home for a few days but I was also going to need help recovering from my chemotherapy treatment. It was 3:00pm in the afternoon when the agency was contacted and amazingly they were able to get us a live in caregiver by 6:00pm that same day. I shudder when I think back on that day and how vulnerable and helpless I felt. Thanks to you, Alla and Care for Seniors staff, our needs were met with compassion and understanding. Thank you so much! It’s comforting to know that we seniors have a safe and reliable place to turn for help.

Suzanne E
Suzanne E

I am so grateful for all your services. My mother was cared for with compassion, attention, dignity, and integrity. A special commendation is deserved by Maria Regina Garcia. Gina went way above her responsibilities in caring for my mother. My mother grew to love her. I frequently observed Gina holding my mother’s hand and stroking her hair. In the hours immediately prior to my mother’s death on July 19th 2009, Gina sat with her through the night ensuring that at every stage in the process, my mother would be comfortable. My cousin who shared some time with her that evening told me that Gina was caring and tearful, two attributes for which Gina is to be treasured. Living so far from my mother, it was always my intent that she not die alone or in pain. To some extent, my cousins in the Bay Area assisted with that. However, Gina ensured that my mother’s last few months would be shared with an attentive, compassionate, and caring individual. Within minutes of my mother’s death, Gina called me here in Georgia to notify me. Gina stayed with my mother until my mother was transported from Rhoda Goldman Plaza. I will always remember the service of your caregivers, but particularly Gina. You should consider her a treasured asset.

Gary G., M.D
Gary G., M.D

Thank you so much for your help and support during Joe’s ordeal. You couldn’t have helped more, and your energetic and cheerful presence was an added comfort. I am recommending Care for Seniors to SF Village very highly. I hope we cross paths again in happier times.

Andy H
Andy H

I wanted to express my appreciation for the excellent service you provided in helping my mother during the past two years. You and your office staff were always available and wonderfully responsive to last minute changes and emergencies as they arose. Your Caregivers were sensitive and competent, especially considering my mother’s many special requirements. She was very pleased with their effort, ability and affection. I can strongly recommend Care for Seniors as a reliable, competent and effective service in caring for the elderly. Best wishes to you and all your Staff.

Henry T
Henry T

I want to thank you and all your staff for your care for Bob and being so responsive and helpful. I would gladly recommend Care for Seniors to any families who want kind and caring support for their loved ones.

Sue Ann S
Sue Ann S

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Henry T
Henry T

I want to thank you and all your staff for your care for Bob and being so responsive and helpful..

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Sue Ann S
Sue Ann S

I wanted to put in writing what a lifesaver Care for Seniors was for us. My husband and I found ourselves..

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Suzanne E
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