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Senior In-Home Personal Care Services Vs Community Care

Personal care services are provided to assist your loved ones with looking and feeling their best. We understand the importance of maintaining the dignity and privacy of our clients, which is why our caregivers are specially trained to assist with safe bathing, grooming, dressing, and other activities of daily living. Personal Care Services are a critical component to making sure that our clients remain connected to the outside world, whether for a short period of time during a surgical rehabilitation, or for extended periods for those individuals living with a debilitating condition or chronic illness.

Companion Care Services not only provide comfort and emotional support, but also include those errands, tasks and chores that make life easier for our clients and their loved ones: Arts & crafts, Bedtime set-up, Board games, Cards and games, Clothing set-up, Denture care set-up, Escort to Medical appointments, Family communication, Gardening, Hobbies, Home safety supervision, Hosting social activities, Laundry, Letter writing, Light housekeeping, Linen changes, Medication reminders, Movies, Oral care set-up, Prescription pick up, Reading together, Respite care, Shampoo hair set-up, Shaving: electric razor set-up, Shopping, Shower set-up, Social engagement, Social outings, Transportation services, Walker set-up and Wheelchair set-up

Community care typically includes the same type of care as described above, but services are provided in a community setting, like a retirement community or assisted living facility.
In a community care facility such as an assisted living facility or nursing home the services are provided by paid staff. In retirement communities, where some residents still live fully or mostly independently, services can be provided by an outside 3rd party with who the community has contracted to provided services to residents as needed.

At Homewatch CareGivers NorthShore, we attend to our clients’ physical needs, including tasks such as personal hygiene, management of bodily functions, dressing, and beautification. Whether care is needed due to an intense recovery following a traumatic event or procedure, or for those individuals living with a debilitating condition or illness, our experienced caregivers are able to assist with activities of daily living and hands-on services.

We Understand and Value Jewish Culture and Religion. We must clearly understand Jewish traditions, culture, dietary requirements and religion in order to provide high quality in-home care to Jewish families and their loved ones. We know how to provide in-home care to Bubbe, Zayde, Nana, Papa just as you would want – with love and care, keeping them safe in their own home where they are most comfortable. Our support is given amongst the pictures of their kindela, a safe place to sit and kibitz, maybe have a nosh together.

We are your expert personal care agency, here to help your loved ones maintain privacy and dignity during the home care process.

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