In-Home Care

In-home care helps older adults live to their fullest potential in the comfort of their own home, bringing added safety, comfort, and joy into their lives. Learn how in-home care services can be personalized to fit your unique needs and preferences. 

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Why Consider In-Home Care?

Caring for a senior at home is challenging, and as the responsibilities mount, it’s not unusual for families to experience burnout, resentment, depression, and even conflict with other family members.

An in-home care agency, such as LivHOME, can ease your burden by having an experienced professional come to help with caregiving services, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, getting from place to place, toileting, housekeeping, meal preparation, handling the phone, socialization, and managing medications.

What is Home Care?

Home care is different from adult day care, assisted living, or nursing homes. It provides services such as bathing, eating, and companionship in the home.

What are My Home Care Options?

There are four ways to get home care. Your options include hiring a private caregiver, caregiver registry, home care agency, or care-managed agency.

How Do I Pay for Home Care?

In-home care services are paid for out of pocket and not covered by Medicare. However, some long-term care insurance and veteran pensions are accepted.

In-Home Care Services

There are several types of in-home care services that are customized to fit your specific needs. LivHOME offers complete personalization and flexibility—with no long-term contracts or commitments. The most common types of in-home care services include:

Non-Medical Home Care

Non-medical home care requires no medical supervision. It can be provided on a scheduled, regular basis and covers a broad spectrum of care for activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.

24-Hour Home Care

24-hour home care ensures your loved one has round-the-clock support in the comfort of their own home. Most commonly, 24-hour home care is scheduled in increments of 3 eight hour shifts or two 12 hour shifts.

Respite Home Care

Respite care provides a break, or period of relief, for the family caregiver. It can be scheduled daily, weekly, or when needed most. Respite care is great when the family is out of town or a vacation is planned.

Emergency Home Care

Emergency home care helps individuals with an unexpected circumstance or injury to safely transition into their home and quickly get settled. It can be provided on a short-term, or as-needed basis.

Hospital to Home Care

After being discharged from the hospital, it’s critical to receive the right follow-up care. In-home care helps ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home and reduce risk of a re-hospitalization.

In-Home Care for Chronic Conditions

In-home care offers support to individuals with a severe illness or chronic condition. Having a trained in-home care staff gives your family the long-term support you deserve. LivHOME supports a wide range of chronic conditions in the home, such as:

Alzheimer’s / Dementia

In-home care helps family members cope with the medical, emotional, and physical demands of dementia. Our services help to mitigate safety concerns, prevent wandering, manage daily mood changes, and more.

Cancer

In-home care aids the healing of cancer patients in their most comfortable environment. With the right home care agency, you can remain in your home environment, outside the hospital, for as long as possible.

Congestive Heart Failure

Caring for a loved one with heart disease requires more than just symptom management. Home care services for congestive heart failure can take the guesswork out of this process and give you and your family peace of mind.

COPD

COPD causes a range of health effects, including shortness of breath, cough, insomnia, weight loss, and depression. In-home care can help manage COPD at home without the obligation to do it all by yourself.

Disability / Special Needs

In-home care is not only for older adults. Many families with a special needs child opt for in-home care. We can assist with diverse care needs such as physical, visual, hearing, and cognitive impairments.

End-of-Life / Hospice

End-of-life care includes palliative care and hospice care. It helps to ensure your loved one receives consistent personalized attention and effective pain management, as well as emotional and spiritual support.

Multiple Sclerosis

In-home care can help individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s can cause uncontrollable tremors and poor balance that affect day-to-day living. In-home care offers assistance with tremors and muscular stiffness, motor impairment, and swallowing difficulties.

Stroke

A full recovery from a stroke is possible at home, provided your loved one receives the appropriate care. In-home care can help your loved one maintain their quality of life and help them to make a full recovery.

Why Families Choose LivHOME

In-home care services by LivHOME holistically address the key ingredient that most agencies avoid: quality of life. We combine the expertise of geriatric care managers, the compassion of trained caregivers, and the capabilities of cutting-edge technology to provide your loved one with exceptional, customized in-home care.

Since 1999, LivHOME has cared for the loved ones of more than 25,000 families. We pioneered the field of professionally-led at-home care, and our senior care services deliver superior care experiences and outcomes for clients and their families.

Our Approach and Values

At LivHOME, our home care agency’s goal is to honor your loved one as a whole person, so we can help them live independently in their own home for as long as possible. Our approach prioritizes safety and security, which are grounded in core values that include:

  • Respect and dignity
  • Safety and security
  • Choice and autonomy
  • Meaningful and joyful activity
  • Connectedness to the world

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How Can I Deal with Aging Challenges?

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Frequently Asked Questions About In-Home Care

Q: What questions should I ask home care agencies?

Home care agencies range in quality, price, and services. Educate yourself and find the best fit by asking these important questions about licensing, continuity of care, and credentials, among other things.

Q: What’s the difference between home care and home health?

Home care is non-medical care; home health care is provided by medical professionals. Understanding the differences between home care and home health care will help your family find the appropriate care for a loved one.

Q: How can I ensure the best home care experience?

Home care services vary widely in quality. Here are three steps to ensure the best home care experience which can help you find the best home care agency for you and your loved ones.

Q: How does LivHOME assess my home care needs?

To be truly effective and comprehensive when assessing your home care needs, an in-home care provider must review home safety, activities of daily living, physical health, and mental health and cognition.

Ready to Start In-Home Care?

LivHOME will help you access the right services, connect with the right professionals, and ask the right questions so you can find the best long-term solution, not just a short-term fix. Get started today with a 30-minute free phone consultation. A Care Consultant will answer your questions and help ease your burden.

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