At Home Caregivers provides a comprehensive array of personalized services to support the unique needs and circumstances of our Sonoma County clients and their families. From companionship to hospice care and the myriad of needs in between, our dedicated team has more than a decade of experience serving the Sonoma County community. Caregivers are trained to meet care needs associated with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, heart failure, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and many other conditions.
Legendary Caregiver Services begin by understanding all client and family needs. Prior to service we meet with the client and family members to learn the answers to three important questions:
- What care does the client need?
- When do they need care?
- How do we best provide care?
This enables us to construct a free written Care Plan that becomes the basis for service by our caregivers. When appropriate we consult with physicians, social workers, hospital and/or home nursing staff. This process also allows us to match the needs of our clients with not only the expertise of our qualified caregivers, but their personalities as well.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
In Home Care
The heart of our service is providing personalized in home assistance enabling our clients to remain safely in their homes. Our caregivers help clients with common activities of daily living and provide a much needed respite for the family. Our in home care is available seven days a week and ranges from just a few hours per day to 24-hour live-in care.
- Meal planning, preparation and cleanup
- Transfers and ambulation
- Medication reminders
- Light housekeeping/laundry
- Pet care
Personal care assistance performed by a non-family member allows your loved one to receive needed help while maintaining their dignity. Our caregivers are experienced in providing compassionate personal care to help keep clients healthy and safe.
- Incontinence care
Our experienced caregivers promote physical and cognitive health with regular interaction and activities. Clients benefit from increased socialization while families enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe and cared for.
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
- Transportation to appointments and shopping
- Consistent socialization
- Activities promoting mental stimulation
- Assistance with exercise programs
At Home Caregivers has developed a program of ongoing training to serve the growing need for dementia support and care. Whether the cognitive mental impairment is diagnosed as Alzheimer’s or one of a myriad of others, dealing with the loss of memory, change in personality and diminishing reactions requires a specific set of problem solving and settling tools and skills. We use a variety of materials and inservice training methods that incorporate the current best practices of dementia care, including:
- Use of simple words and short sentences
- Practice patience and remain calm at all times
- Utilize distraction as a tactic for redirection from an unsafe or inappropriate action
- Phrase requests as statements
- Avoid arguing about reality
Hospice services are provided by licensed hospice agencies and are often paid for by Medicare. Hospice agencies typically provide custodial and personal services on a limited basis. At Home Caregivers works closely with local hospice agencies following their medical and clinical directives, including:
- Dosing frequency
- Turning and positioning
- Pain management
- Emotional support
At Home Caregivers offers clients and families a variety of valuable services at no additional charge:
- Free initial assessment
- Free written Care Plan
- Free Home Safety Evaluation
- Free Fall Risk Assessment
- Free caregiver matching
- Free monthly Quality Assurance Evaluation
- Free home management referrals
- Free “Ultimate Client Book” (free after 90 days service).