Ongoing in-home care is a great option if your senior parent needs help long-term or for an indeterminate amount of time - even if it’s just for a few days a week. There are a variety of situations that require ongoing care, but it’s most commonly needed when your loved one is no longer able to perform the activities of daily living (ADLs) due to general aging or a specific condition like dementia or arthritis (check out our specialty programs). Ongoing care might also be the right choice if your parent is recovering from a medical procedure with a long or complicated recovery process. A caregiver can assist your senior parent with ADLs, but that’s just part of what they do.
What can a caregiver help with?
A professional caregiver can provide the following:
- Socialization and social activities
- Meal planning and preparation
- Incidental transportation and errand running
- Laundry and light housekeeping tasks
- Medication reminders
- Personal care support (bathing and grooming)
- Incontinence care
- Assistance with pet care
When and how often is care available?
We pride ourselves on offering flexible solutions. You can choose to have a caregiver come to the home during the day (from 1-7 days per week), stay overnight, or live-in. We also offer 24/7 awake live-in care if your parent needs constant monitoring. You don’t have to stick to just one type of care – we can help you create a custom plan that meets your needs.
What is the commitment required?
We don’t require long-term commitments so we can work with you as your situation evolves. Rest assured that if things change, we will do our very best to accommodate you and your family.
How much does it cost?
Rates will vary depending on which type of care you choose, and in some cases, where you are located. We do require a deposit to begin service, which is discussed during the discovery call and assessment process. Give us a call and we'd be happy to send you our rate sheet.
What if I just need temporary help?
While ongoing care works well if your needs are recurring or permanent, we also offer respite care If you just need some temporary assistance. The caregiver will perform the same duties, but the service agreement will look a little different. Many family caregivers use an in-home care agency for respite care if they have to travel, if their loved one has a short-term injury or medical issue, or simply to take a break from the stresses of caregiving. If you’re not sure right now whether respite or ongoing care is right for you, feel free to contact us or book a discovery call to have all your questions answered by one of our in-home care experts.
How do I get started?
Ready to learn more about in-home care with Sequoia Senior Solutions? We’d love to meet you and learn more about how we can help your family as well as answer any questions you may have. Book a no-obligation discovery call to see if we might be a fit. (see below).
In the meantime, read more about the process of starting in-home care in the “How it Works” section. The process is the same whether you choose ongoing or respite care.
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