If your loved one has become unable of caring for themselves, there are options other than nursing homes and long-term care facilities. To help you decide if in home care is the best option, below are some frequently asked questions and answers.
What services do you provide?
We offer a wide range of Pasadena home health care services, from occasional help throughout the day to 24-hour supervision. These tasks include, among others:
- Dementia care
- Hospice support care
- Post-acute care
- Medication reminders
- Meal planning, preparation, and clean-up
- Incontinence care
- Light housekeeping
- Skin and hair care, oral hygiene
- Much more
When is the right time to start home care for a loved one?
There are some clear signs that a person is having difficulty providing their own care and may need some in home assistance. You notice that your loved one seems unkempt, has not bathed in a while, or is wearing stained or dirty clothes. Your loved one’s home is messier or more disorganized than normal. You notice a lack of food in the refrigerator, or the kitchen seems unsanitary. In addition, there are many symptoms/events to look for, including:
- A recent fall or complaints of dizziness
- Forgetting to take their medications
- Feeling unsteady on their feet
- Limitation of activities or becoming more isolated
- Weight loss or significant loss of appetite
- Becoming increasingly forgetful
- Confusion or anxiousness in new situations
- Bathing less often and/or appearing unkempt
- Difficulties getting to appointments and/or running errands
The team at Select Home Care in Pasadena or any of our locations can help you make these tough decisions. In fact, we offer a complimentary in-home assessment to help identify the needs of your loved one.
How do you select a caregiver?
Our first step is to conduct an evaluation to assess our client’s needs. The results of this assessment help us to select the best caregiver from our pre-screened staff. All of our caregivers are highly trained and must have spotless records and references from three former employers.
Why should I use Select Home Care in Pasadena instead of hiring a caregiver myself?
There is great risk in employing a caregiver on your own. Our caregivers are thoroughly screened, trained, and insured, drastically reducing the chances of fraud, theft, work-related injuries, and tax evasion. We also offer a compatibility guarantee, meaning your caregiver can be replaced at any time.
For more information on how we can help you, call (626) 799-4855 or (888) 990-7353 (toll free).