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I could not get along without Homewatch CareGivers. Except for the aides who come every day, I don’t really see anybody anymore. All my friends are gone to greener pastures. They watch out for me. We get along very well. They are like family. I think it is a wonderful service. I would not have any hesitation to recommend Homewatch to anybody, and I am not getting paid to say that.
Written by: Hank Idema
Many clients have a preconceived notion that they
just need a nurse. When we inquire about
what their needs are, it is often the case that what the client really needs is
someone to help with daily living activities — something a nurse can’t help
care, which Homewatch CareGivers of Grand Rapids provides, is non-medical in-home
caregiving which addresses the daily living needs of a person, such as grocery
shopping and cooking, while providing personal assistance and companionship. Home
healthcare is different than home care, but the two work together nicely. For example, an in-home caregiver can help a
client wake-up, dress and be ready to receive physical therapy.They can also
help ensure that clients follow a physical therapist’s instructions.We
recently had two clients — one who had cancer and was at a local rehab
hospital, and a stroke patient who was coming home from the hospital. Each client’s caregiver was trained on how to
ensure they would have the best recovery possible.
After a doctor’s visit or stay in the hospital, skilled care in the home is arranged in order to get you or a loved one back on your feet. Home healthcare includes:
Home care is about sustaining and maintaining your loved one’s quality of life in their home by assisting with activities of daily living:
While a skilled home healthcare professional changes your loved one’s prescriptions, an in-home caregiver helps them remember to take medications day in and day out. A home healthcare agency can change your loved one’s therapy if it’s not working, and an in-home caregiver is there to encourage them to accomplish those therapies. At Homewatch CareGivers' our person-directed approach to caregiving helps an individual to the best of their current abilities so that they continue to feel empowered and fulfilled. Get tips on this approach to care here.
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.