For Health Care Providers

Our Caregiver Agency Strives to Make Healthcare Better

Healthcare is ever evolving. All providers are encouraged to innovate. Let's work together to create an effective, coordinated continuum of care to meet new goals for cost-efficient, quality care and accessibility for patients. Homewatch CareGivers® plays an essential role in that continuum.

We Handle Baths, Meals & More

Highly trained caregivers help patients with everyday things that are essential to health and wellness - everything from preparing healthy meals to bathing, supporting adherence to medication schedules, and helping your patients get around the house that is kept safe and clean.

The Homewatch CareGivers approach to care helps avoid the setbacks that can lead to expensive and difficult readmissions to the healthcare system. As a result, we achieve the aim of reducing costs and improving outcomes while patients can remain in their homes.

It all starts with working together. Let's start, today.

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How Homewatch CareGivers supports patients and families

We aim to earn your trust and have a long term relationship with you and your vehicles.
  • Communication We keep care providers posted on issues that are critical to avoiding complications - everything from changes in cognition, to identification of red flags, to changes in family dynamics.
  • Transportation We drive patients for procedures, follow-up appointments and errands when patients should not be driving and no family caregiver is available.
  • Meal Preparation We support patients in meeting dietary restrictions through shopping and meal preparation of healthy options, while honoring cultural traditions.
  • Medications To improve adherence, our caregivers provide medication reminders based on a doctor’s prescription. Additionally, family members and other care providers can be notified of any missed dosages and possible side-effects.
  • Safety Our trained caregivers address risks associated with memory impairments such as wandering from home or leaving the stove on. They also address risks associated with impaired functional status such as falls, particularly associated with bathing and transfers.
  • Companionship/ Engagement By helping patients stay engaged in their lives, we help them stay engaged in their care.
  • Demographic Shifts

    “By 2050, the racial and ethnic diversity of older U.S. adults will have changed even more profoundly. Older non-Hispanic white adults, long deemed the “majority population,” will account for only about 58% of the total population aged 65 or older”

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    The State of Aging and Health in America 2013

    https://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/state-aging-health-in-america-2013.pdf

  • Multiple Chronic Conditions

    “80% of people 65 and older live with MCC” [multiple chronic conditions]

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

    MultipleChronic Conditions Chartbook

    2010 MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY DATA

    Additional source information:

    US National Library of Medicine

    National Institutes of Health

    Public Health Rep. 2011 Jul-Aug; 126(4): 460–471.

    PMCID: PMC3115206

  • Frequency of Falls

    “More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year.”

    National Institute on Health

    NIHSeniorHealth

  • Health Information Comprehension

    “Nearly 9 of 10 adults have trouble using the everyday health information that is routinely available in our health care facilities, retail outlets, media, and communities.”

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    The State of Aging and Health in America 2013

    Kutner M, Greenberg E, Jin Y, Paulsen C. The Health Literacy of America’s Adults: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, US Dept of Education, 2006. NCES publication 2006-483.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    “Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer's).”

    “One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's disease.”

    Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

    www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp. The full report will also appear in the March 2013 issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (Volume 9, Issue 2).

  • Loneliness

    “…loneliness has twice the impact on early death as obesity does…”

    UChicagoNews

    AAAS 2014: Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults

  • Treatment Non-Adherence

    “When preventive or treatment regimens are very complex and/or require lifestyle changes and the modification of existing habits, nonadherence can be as high as 70%”

    US National Library of Medicine

    National Institutes of Health

    Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2005 Sep; 1(3): 189–199.

    Published online 2005 Sep.

    PMCID: PMC1661624

    The challenge of patient adherence

    Leslie R Martin,1 Summer L Williams,2 Kelly B Haskard,2 and M Robin DiMatteo2

    (Dishman 1982, 1994; Brownell and Cohen 1995; Katz et al 1998; Chesney 2000; Li et al 2000).

    17. Brownell KD, Cohen LR. Adherence to dietary regimens. 1: an overview of research. Behav Med. 1995;20:149–54. [PubMed]

  • Medication Mismanagement

    “50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed”

    US National Library of Medicine

    National Institutes of Health

    Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Apr; 86(4): 304–314.

    doi: 10.4065/mcp.2010.0575

    PMCID: PMC3068890

    Medication Adherence: WHO Cares?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3068890/

    1. Sabaté E, editor. , ed. Adherence to Long-Term Therapies: Evidence for Action. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2003.

    2. Lee JK, Grace KA, Taylor AJ. Effect of a pharmacy care program on medication adherence and persistence, blood pressure, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2006;296(21):2563-2571 [PubMed]

  • Cost of Falls

    “In 2013, direct medical costs for falls—what patients and insurance companies pay—totaled $34 billion.”

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Costs of Falls Among Older Adults

  • Medication Mismanagement

    “Between $100 and $300 billion of avoidable health care costs have been attributed to nonadherence in the US annually, representing 3% to 10% of total US health care costs.”

    US National Library of Medicine

    National Institutes of Health

    Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2014; 7: 35–44.

    Published online 2014 Feb 20. doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S19801

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934668/

  • Medicare

    903 billion estimated yearly Medicare spending by 2023

    Congress of the United States Congressional Budget Office

    Federal Health Care Spending: Why is it Growing? What could be done about it?

    Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director, November 13, 2013

    https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/presentation/44761-wharton0.pdf