Story of Homewatch CareGivers of West Los Angeles
I'm Dick Williams, owner of Homewatch CareGivers providing quality home care to the West Side of Los Angeles and the South Bay. I know there are a lot of choices in home caregiving available to you, so I'd like to tell you more about what we do differently.
We believe that everyone, no matter their age or fragility, is still able to grow. We focus on what abilities each person we care for still has, and then we build on that foundation. This approach comes from the Eden Alternative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the aging experience for those in need of care, their loved ones, and other care partners. We train our caregivers to look for the signs of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom, the issues of the human spirit that plague people as they get older. We coach them on techniques that address these issues, along with the normal physical issues of aging.
All of our caregivers receive special training in working with dementia and Alzheimer's. My training and experience as a support group facilitator and volunteer speaker for Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles, along with the tools of the Homewatch CareGivers "Pathways to Memory" program enable us to pass along techniques for communication, for dealing with difficult behaviors, and for keeping people active. There are no magic bullets when working with dementia, but there are techniques that increase the odds of success. We also introduce our caregivers to the programs that reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and dementia, such as the MIND diet, regular exercise, stress reduction, meaningful activities, and cognitive training.
We only select caregivers who have demonstrated skills and a commitment to providing the best home health care. Our caregivers are bonded and insured, and have passed a LiveScan criminal background check. We do comprehensive skills testing. We require that each of our caregivers have CPR and First Aid certifications as well as a TB test. And we provide all of our caregivers with sensitivity training on the unique aging needs of the LGBTQ community.
We know that third-party validation also helps you make your choice. For four straight years, this office received the "Best of Home Care" designation by Home Care Pulse, a national quality monitoring organization focused on in-home care services. Also, we are licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services as an Home Care Organization. We are active in professional associations, such as the American Board of Home Care and the Home Care Association of America.
Our goal is to enrich and extend the life of our clients, whether they are aging at home, in a senior community, assisted living, skilled nursing or hospital.
Besides dementia and Alzheimer's care, companion care, personal care, post-surgery care, and chronic illness care, we can also help you with:
- Homewatch CareGivers University - Online training on issues of aging for family or professionals.
- Presentations on Aging - Contact us to present to your organization on issues of aging.
Check out our office in the community!
Thank you to our hosts at Villa Sorrento for a wonderful breakfast and musical program. We enjoy gathering with other organizations that also serve the senior community.
Here’s our owner, Dick Williams, with a few of our newest caregivers decorating “ugly Christmas sweater” cookies for the holidays! Decorating cookies can be a great holiday activity for seniors and those living with dementia. Call Homewatch CareGivers of West Los Angeles to learn more about the home care services we provide!
Please call our Los Angeles caregiver agency for a free safety, fall, and needs assessments at (310) 620-1735