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Boise Nampa, Eagle, Meridian, Caldwell and Surrounding Areas

Elder Care in Boise

A short time ago, our office in Boise was caring for a 60-plus-year-old man who lived in a small apartment. Elder care is one of the services we provide. He appeared to be depressed, was not eating properly and we became concerned about his well-being. The apartment was small and stacked with boxes and personal items throughout with the exception of a small pathway allowing movement to the rooms.

After providing care for this client for almost one month, our team began discussing what Homewatch CareGivers could do to help to help him improve his quality of life.

After some research and conversations with the family, we found an affordable independent living community that was a good fit for our client. Our office staff went to his apartment on a Saturday, helped moved his key personal belongings to the Independent Living Community and because of the meals and housekeeping provided by the community, he was able to reduce the amount of care with Homewatch CareGivers from 6+ hours per day (180 per month) down to 1 hour per day.

Although this reduced the amount of business Homewatch CareGivers obtained, our client's health improved so dramatically, that he was getting out of his new apartment on a regular basis, and became involved with those around him.

Our owner, Eric Wallentine, visited our client a couple weeks after his big move and was amazed at the difference in not only his outward appearance, but his mood and responsiveness was like night and day.

Caring for our clients is a passion. We have a full-time care manager (LSW) on staff (Karen Kouba) who takes our care to the next level by finding solutions to help our clients not only receive care, but thrive.

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.