Care. It’s an extremely important word, and perhaps more than anyone, ameriCARE professional caregivers understand what a difference caring can make. The word care isn’t just a part of our brand name; it’s at the heart of our culture, allowing us to deliver exceptional and compassionate senior care services to the people who need it most. We’re a leader in the in-home care industry because of the emphasis we place on crafting unique care plans and finding the best caregivers to put those plans into action. We know it’s our exceptional caregivers who truly make the difference, and we never forget that.

It Starts with a Conversation

No two people are alike. Each person has their own likes and dislikes, challenges, and goals. At our homecare agency, we like to think we know this better than most. When our caregivers are entrusted to deliver compassionate in-home care to seniors across the country, they do so knowing that each client they serve is a unique and deserving individual. We customize their approach to caregiving to fit the individual goals and needs of seniors and their loved ones.

Our companion care for the elderly starts with a one-on-one conversation with the senior and/or family members to find out more about what makes that senior unique. We’ll spend time going over things like:

  • What hobbies and interests your senior may have
  • What their health issues may be
  • How mobile your senior is or is not
  • What medications your senior is taking
  • What safety concerns you may have for your senior
  • What dietary considerations your senior has
  • And much, much more!

After that, we’ll visit the senior’s home to conduct a walkthrough and explore all the areas where we can assist them in living safely and independently. Our thoroughness allows us to create care plans that will fit your needs and budget and that will connect you with the caregivers we know will have the experience, skills, and personality to deliver the best care.

Culture of Caring

Professional Caregivers Who Go Above and Beyond

We know how important it is to match a senior with the right caregiver, so we take a systematic approach to ensure that match is a good one.

We’re proud to say that when it comes to pairing seniors with caregivers, we’re pretty good matchmakers. That’s because we not only vet our care providers very carefully but get to know them as people first, and remain as responsive to their needs as we are to the needs of our clients. We work hard to keep our caregiving staff feeling appreciated, praising them regularly for jobs well done and providing them with regular opportunities for growth. Our caregivers come from all walks of life — some are future nurses or social workers, and others provide senior care full time. But all of them have one thing in common: a true calling to serve others, and it’s what has helped elevate the ameriCARE name above the rest. Clients know they can trust us to provide them with professional and trusted caregivers who really do care and who have the skills needed to be there for seniors in a variety of important ways.

What to Look for in a Superior Care Brand

There are any number of brands you can turn to for in-home senior care services. But the fact is not all of them are created equal. Some are better than others, so what should you look for in an exceptional brand? Below are some guidelines:

Reputation: What do other people have to say about the brand? The better senior care providers will be happy to give you access to testimonials or can put you in touch with current clients who will vouch for the level of care they’re receiving. Beware of brands that are not transparent in this way.

History: How long has the brand been in operation? How comprehensive is their suite of services, and how did it get its start? A brand’s history, track record, and accomplishments will tell you a lot about how well it can meet the needs of your senior loved one.

Culture: Who are the brand leaders, and how do they serve the brand and define its culture? Leading senior care brands, like ameriCARE, are led by experts in the senior care field and who foster a culture that’s caring, supportive and inclusive on all levels.

Staff: What criteria does the brand use to find and hire caregivers and other supplemental staff? Do they fully vet caregivers and offer them opportunities for growth, advancement, and more? The way a brand treats its staff is often indicative of how it approaches client relationships.

Availability: How easy is it to reach staff? Do they answer your calls and questions quickly and thoroughly? Will they listen to your concerns or feedback? It’s vital that you feel included in the conversations around care for your senior, and if it feels like the brand is avoiding you, this could be a red flag.

Flexibility: The better in-home senior care brands manage a wide range of offerings to meet the unique needs of each senior. Look for a provider with a comprehensive suite of services and the flexibility to tailor an individualized care plan.

When Is it Time for In-Home Care?

We believe all seniors deserve to live where they feel most comfortable, and for most of them, that’s at home. Home is where the heart is, and our mission is to help seniors remain there for as long as possible, should they choose to. But how do we know when it’s time for outside care? Below are some indicators:

  • Daily grooming activities, like bathing and dressing, are becoming difficult
  • Mobility is becoming harder, with trouble walking or going up and down stairs
  • Driving has become a challenge or even dangerous to do
  • Meal prep is burdensome, and a healthy diet is hard to maintain
  • Housework is going undone, and the home has become cluttered or dirty
  • Medications are not being taken at the right time or in safe quantities

If you or your loved one is experiencing any of these signs, it might be time to reach out to your nearest ameriCARE location to find out more about how our companion care for the elderly can provide you with peace of mind and the chance to embrace life more fully.

To find out more about the ameriCARE senior in-home care agency and all we have to offer, get in touch today!