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Santa Rosa Central Sonoma County and Surrounding Areas

what is home care

Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa combines home health care with custom home care to ensure each client's needs are met. Home health care in Santa Rosa is often an intermittent service. Nurses or physical therapists visit for a short period of time a few times a week, often for a total of 5-8 visits. Our policy at Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa is that we like our caregivers to be with the client when home health visits, so we can receive input on issues to consider. We often learn the physical therapy exercises along with the client so we can better encourage the completion of them at the times the physical therapist is not in the home. We’ve heard from many nurses and physical therapists that having a caregiver in the home to ensure the orders are followed is beneficial to reducing readmittance to the hospitals. And our clients tell us that having someone encourage them helps them stay on track.

Home Healthcare

After a doctor’s visit or stay in the hospital, skilled care in the home is arranged in order to get you or a loved one back on your feet. Home healthcare includes:

  • Skilled nursing
  • At-home physical therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Caring for wounds
  • Prescription management

Home Care

Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:

  • Help with personal grooming like bathing or getting dressed
  • Help with moving around and getting in and out of bed or the shower
  • Medication reminders
  • Help with errands and chores
  • Companionship and friendship so your loved one is not lonely
  • Help preparing meals

How do home care and home healthcare work together?

While a skilled home healthcare professional changes your loved one’s prescriptions, an in-home caregiver helps them remember to take medications day in and day out. A home healthcare agency can change your loved one’s therapy if it’s not working, and an in-home caregiver is there to encourage them to accomplish those therapies. At Homewatch CareGivers' our person-directed approach to caregiving helps an individual to the best of their current abilities so that they continue to feel empowered and fulfilled. Get tips on this approach to care here.