Caregiving

Caregiving provides a variety of daily living tasks in the setting of your choice. Learn how caregiving services can support the physical, emotional, and social well-being of you, the primary caregiver, and your loved one who requires care. 

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Why Consider a Caregiving Agency?

A caregiving agency, such as LivHOME, prioritizes health and safety, focusing on the activities of daily living (ADLs) and the instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Our services also come with care management and care technology solutions to ensure the best quality of care.

When hiring a caregiving agency, you can receive help with a variety of daily activities, such as bathing, eating, shopping, and housework. It’s important to begin with a comprehensive assessment and care plan that fulfills both the needs and wishes of the whole person and whole family.

What are Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of daily living describe the fundamental tasks a person must be able to accomplish to live independently at home without help or supervision.

How to Hire the Best Caregiver

There are five steps to finding the best caregiver. Learn how to identify your needs and hire a caregiver that supports the unique demands of your loved ones.

Questions to Ask Caregiving Agencies

Before you hire an at-home caregiver or caregiving agency, do research. Find the best fit by asking about licensing, on-call support, and continuity of care.

Caregiving Services

Caregiving services by LivHOME are provided on an hourly or around-the-clock basis with no long-term contracts or commitments. Our highly-trained, compassionate caregivers can assist with the following caregiving services in the home or at a facility:

Companionship

Companionship is essential to a more satisfying, happier, and longer life. Caregivers can provide compassionate companion care, encouraging the senior to continue joyful activities, such as:

  • Playing games
  • Talking and reading
  • Going on errands
  • Attending social activities

Personal Care

Caregiving services can improve your loved one’s personal care and hygiene. Our personal care services include assistance with normal daily activities, such as:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Grooming and toileting
  • Eating and feeding
  • Mobility and transferring

Medication Reminders

Most seniors take at least one pill every day, and many take three or more. With aging, it can be increasingly complex to manage medication use. Our caregiver services can assist with:

  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Reminding of medications
  • Watching self-administration
  • Ensuring right time and dosage

Light Housekeeping

Helping seniors keep their homes clean is key to independent living. A clean household contributes to happiness and is essential to personal health and safety. Our caregivers can:

  • Wash counters and dishes
  • Clean bathrooms and kitchens
  • Vaccum, dust, and do laundry
  • Care for pets and plants

Meal Preparation

Caregivers can assist with meal planning and preparation to ensure your loved one eats healthy, well-balanced meals at home. Our private duty caregiver services can include:

  • Weekly meal planning
  • Daily meal preparation
  • Feeding services
  • Observe eating habits

Transportation

Giving up the ability to drive can be especially challenging for older adults. Caregiving services can help maintain meaningful relationships with family and friends, providing assistance with:

  • Escorting to appointments
  • Going grocery shopping
  • Attending local events
  • Visiting the pharmacy

Why Families Choose LivHOME

LivHOME is dedicated to easing your caregiving responsibilities as quickly and seamlessly as possible. With support from a professional LivHOME care manager who trains, matches, and supervises our caregivers, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about which at-home caregiving services are best for your loved one.

Our staff of compassionate, private duty caregivers offer the peace of mind for which your family has been seeking. Whether you need hourly caregivers or live in caregiving services–LivHOME is right for you. We are one of the largest professionally-led senior care agencies that deliver the personalized attention and support your family deserves.

Caregiver Hiring Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience
  • Face to face interview with a care manager
  • Criminal background check
  • Comprehensive reference checks
  • HIPPA guidelines and procedures
  • Knowledge-based test
  • Skills and attributes evaluation
  • Validation of competency
  • Tuberculosis exam or X-ray
  • DMV records check for all drivers
  • Auto insurance for all drivers

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Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving

Q: Why shouldn’t I hire a private caregiver myself?

There are many downsides to hiring a private caregiver yourself. While it may seem like the easiest choice at first, this arrangement may work for only a set time. We encourage you to look at the big picture and always have a backup plan.

Q: Does LivHOME perform extensive background checks?

Yes. LivHOME is very selective when hiring. In fact, only 10% of the caregivers who apply meet our strict hiring requirements.

Q: Does LivHOME employ their own caregivers?

All private duty caregivers working for LivHOME are employees. We value their skills and experience and are dedicated to providing our clients with caregiving that’s consistent and professional.

Q: Are LivHOME Caregivers bonded and insured?

Yes. LivHOME is a caregiving agency which is licensed, bonded, and insured for your safety and protection.

Want to Learn More About Caregiving?

Families of seniors often feel overwhelmed by the challenges of the aging process—and that’s perfectly normal. By engaging with a top-rated caregiver agency such as LivHOME, you will learn the costs of caregiver services, and the time requirements and support needed to achieve your goals.

The best way to decide what type of care is best for your loved one is to gather more information about their caregiving needs, and the best way to do that is to contact us today.

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