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Written by: P Dito
"Helping our parents age gracefully and safely, with just the right balance of assistance and independence is one of the great challenges of the sandwich generation", according to Dick Williams, owner of Homewatch CareGivers serving West Los Angeles and the South Bay Beach Cities. Williams and his brothers and sisters coped with distance caregiving as their parents learned to live with cancer, Parkinson's, dementia and COPD. "Aging is not for the faint hearted, but it can still be a grace filled time of life", according to Williams. He believes that a home care agency that is focused on quality care can be a great comfort to family members as well as the person who is aging, disabled or recovering from hospitalization.
For over seven years, Williams has owned a Homewatch CareGivers office that prides itself in providing the highest quality Alzheimer's care, companion care and home care services for the elderly. His office received the "2013 Best of Home Care" designation by Home Care Pulse, a national quality monitoring organization that focuses on in-home care services. Their in home caregivers are backed by over 30 years of home care experience with Homewatch CareGivers, a recognized leader of home caretaker and companion care services. While caregiver agencies are not licensed in California, for the security of his clients, his in home caregiver agency has been certified by the American Board of Home Care (ABHC) and by the California Association of Health Services at Home (CAHSAH). They also belong to the Caregiver Quality Assurance program. In addition, they are members of the Better Business Bureau and LAX Coastal and Santa Monica Chambers of Commerce.
The Homewatch CareGivers' Mission statement summarizes their philosophy:
The mission of Homewatch CareGivers is to preserve dignity, protect independence, and provide peace of mind for our clients and their loved ones by providing exceptional home care.
According to Williams, "We follow the Eden at Home principles, training our caregivers to nurture the human spirit while they are also assisting with the physical challenges of aging. We train them in techniques that help our clients to overcome the feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom that too often go hand in hand with aging."
"Our goal is to enrich and to extend the home life of our clients. We provide many services to assist people who are rehabilitating or convalescing wherever they reside at home, in senior apartments, in assisted living or independent living, at a hospital or skilled nursing center, or in a rehab setting. We provide respite care for family caregivers who need a break or want a needed vacation. Our caregivers assist senior loved ones for a brief time or an extended period. In home care services include companion care, Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, personal care, post-surgery care, and transportation to appointments and shopping."
Williams says that they meet with their clients and the people who care about them to develop a collaborative care plan that considers which services will best provide the quality of life they are seeking. They obtain daily status reports and perform regular quality checks to ensure their in home caregivers maintain the highest standards of performance.
According to Williams, "Our caregivers are our employees, so you don’t have to worry about taxes, liability, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, and bonding. We only select people who have demonstrated skills and a commitment to providing the best home health care. They are bonded and insured, and have passed a thorough background check. We do comprehensive personality and even attitudes testing. We require CPR/First Aid certifications and a TB test. We require that our caregivers receive regular training through monthly quizzes and on-line through Homewatch University to keep their skills sharp. We provide the 'Perfect Caregiver Match Guarantee' to ensure you get the right caregiver for your family. You may interview your caregiver in advance if you prefer. We have one overriding policy, to treat every client with the same consideration we would use if it was our own mom or dad using our services."
Besides companion care, in home caregiver, and senior care, Homewatch CareGivers can also help you with:
CareLink – Personal emergency response system - free with 20 hrs/wk of service or 3 live-in day
CareLink MobileHelp – Access to help at the touch of a button even away from home
Homewatch University – Online training on issues of aging for family or professionals
Mom's Meals - Healthy, fresh home delivered meals for $5.99/entree plus delivery
Pathways to Memory – Memory training to help keep your mind sharp
Educational Guides & Presentations – On home safety, senior nutrition, and much more
Please call us for free safety, fall, and needs assessments at:
888-494-6466 or 310-338-8558
“Let our family care for yours.”
Homewatch CareGivers® is a trademark owned by Homewatch International, Inc.™ and licensed for use to independently-owned franchised businesses that offer caregiver services to the public. All personal services, elderly care, caregiving and home care services offered OR provided under the Homewatch CareGivers™ mark are offered and provided only by independently-owned franchises and, where required, licensed OR registered businesses and care agencies.