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Wilmington New Castle, Kent & Sussex County

Wilmington Elder Care

When considering elderly care services for a loved one in Wilmington, the decision often comes down to the amount of time that is needed for care. Homewatch CareGivers provides care anywhere from 4 hours a week all the way up to 24-hour care. We were contacted about 2 years ago by a woman who was the niece of a woman who was in her mid 90's. The niece was calling inquiring about elderly care services for her aunt because she lived out of state and there was no family nearby that could help. Fortunately the aunt had a neighbor a few houses down that would come by to see and help her out from time to time but she recently had gone downhill health wise and was in need of much more care then the neighbor could provide. Her Alzheimer's, specifically, had affected her even more recently and the niece was scared she may hurt herself at home or wander off. After talking to the niece and neighbor about what they felt the aunt would need it was decided it would be best for us to be in the home 24/7. For this type of client several different caregivers are needed to fill the 12-hour, round the clock shifts. Homewatch CareGivers has caregivers working with a client such as this as a team so that they all understand what is going on with the client at all times no matter when their shift is. Communication is needed at the highest level so that the ongoing, high level of care is provided day in and day out.

In home care can provide meaningful companionship for people who have limited social engagement due to health problems. Studies show that feelings of loneliness can lead to depression and even dementia. With our caregiver matching, we aim to create a mutually beneficial relationship between clients and caregivers as your loved one continues to grow and learn through social interactions. We can also provide transportation to church and other outings with old friends.
A need for 24-hour care in the home may last for a few days or for many years. Continuous round-the-clock care provided by Homewatch CareGivers can maximize the time that someone has with their family, while also making them comfortable and safe. Our flexible home care service plans can make caregivers available on shifts that cover day and night for all kinds of needs—specialized personal care related to immobility, toileting, meal preparation, and support through the end of life and grief process.
Homewatch CareGivers specializes in elder care for people who need assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, and meal preparation. Our caregivers are trained and educated to address the unique interests and needs of each person that they spend time with, whether they are with them for a couple of hours a day or 24 hours a day. We aim to engage our clients with meaningful experiences that will enrich their lives, while giving their family peace of mind that they are well cared for with us.
When we come into the home of an elder, we start by talking to them about their current abilities, needs, and preferences, and then we are able to craft a care plan to address this individual. In home elder care is about making sure that each person is able to continue living independently and safely for as long as they are able and choose this for themselves. Our caregivers are matched with each client so that they can also be true companions who reduce any feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
Maintaining good health is part of preventative care, which may be the difference between staying at home and going to the hospital. For those who are recovering from a hospital stay, our caregivers can help with sticking to a physical therapy regimen, giving reminders about properly taking medications, and reviewing potential falls hazards in the home in order to reduce the possibility of a hospital readmission.