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HOME CARE
 

An Introduction to Our Primary Services

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HOME CARE SERVICES

Home care is an umbrella term for a wide range of services that support individuals who are experiencing functional loss. This loss of function makes it difficult for these individuals to care for themselves. This is often due to natural, age-related changes, but also frequently results from illness, injuries, disability and post-surgical recovery. For more information, please continue reading, or select from the quick-links menu. 

HOW HOME CARE IS PROVIDED

Home Care Organizations, or HCO's, like Providence are licensed by the state to hire, train and coordinate the provision of professional caregivers to work directly with individuals in need. All of our services are delivered by Home Care Aides (HCA's), whom have registered with the state of California's Department of Social Services (DSS).

To learn more about our employees and caregivers follow this link: OUR CAREGIVERS

To learn more about our onboarding process and care planning: THE PROCESS

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

In general, our home care services can be broken down into three primary categories including personal caregiving, homemaking services and companion care. 

PERSONAL CAREGIVING

Personal care encompasses all services that are designed to help an individual with essential tasks that are required to live independently in a safe manner. These are commonly known as the Activities of Daily Living (ADL's). For more information on both basic and instrumental ADL's, as well as the methods of measuring them, please follow this link. 

EXAMPLES
  • Assistance with Bathing or Showering

  • Assistance with Toileting

  • Helping to Dress and Undress Safely

  • Help Eating Meals

  • Basic Skincare and Personal Hygiene

  • Promoting Movement and Exercise

  • Basic Grooming and Dental Care

  • Assistance While Moving and Transferring

  • Help Utilizing Assistive Devices

  • Reminders for Medications

  • Help Positioning or Turning

  • Help with Bedpans, Urinals and Commodes

HOMEMAKING

Homemaking services focus on the domestic tasks which are instrumental in maintaining a clean, safe and organized living environment. These include, but are not limited to

  • Light Housekeeping

  • Household Organization

  • Food Preparation

  • Basic Pet Care

  • Basic Administrative Assistance

  • Dusting, Vacuuming and Sweeping 

  • Emptying Garbage and Recycles

  • Washing and Drying Dishes

  • Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

  • Helping to Manage Bills and Expenses

  • Watering Houseplants

  • Doing Laundry, Folding and Organizing Clothes

COMPANION CARE

Humans are social creatures, and regular social interaction is essential for maintaining emotional health, as well as reducing feelings of loneliness, depression and isolation. Caregivers may help an individual with the following:

  • Friendship and Companionship

  • Emotional Support

  • Casual Conversation

  • Sitter Services

  • Maintaining Social Connection

  • Listening and Sharing Stories

  • Discussing Current Events, Reading News etc. 

The social connection formed between the caregiver and recipient can be immensely beneficial to their overall mental and emotional well-being. 

Mental Stimulation: Engaging in conversations and shared activities with others can stimulate the mind, enhance cognitive function and keep the brain active and sharp. 

Reduction in Stress: Companionship provides a support system that can help individuals cope with difficult situations and life's stressors. Simply having someone present can provide a strong sense of comfort and security. 

Improved Physical Health: Those with strong social connections tend to have better physical health including, stronger immune system and lower risk of certain chronic health conditions. 

Enhanced Quality of Life: The process of forming a social connection, sharing experiences, memories and laughter with others can foster a profound sense of belonging and improve overall quality of life. 

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