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Private Home Care

Personalized Home Care for You. Support for Your Loved Ones. Peace of Mind for All.

Our Private Home Care services help seniors age safely in the comfort of home. Experienced and compassionate caregivers foster independence, while providing assistance with daily activities including – personal care, light housekeeping, laundry including changing bed linens, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping, and more.

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OUR CAREGIVERS

Our trained caregivers keep clients safe and comfortable at home — for as long as possible.

  • Our caregivers go through a rigorous interview and screening process, followed by an extensive background check prior to caring for our clients
  • Caregivers receive individualized client training and Care Plan review and support so they are prepared for their first shift with a new client
  • We have a diverse pool of caregiver talent; they represent more than 30 countries from around the world and speak more than 13 languages. Making a good caregiver-client match is essential for the overall success of each case.

OUR PRIVATE HOME CARE SERVICES

  • We provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • We proudly serve clients in Greater Boston, MetroWest, Springfield and surrounding areas.
  • We offer surprisingly affordable care options including Hourly Care (from several hours per day up to 24 hours per day) and Extended Care (often referred to as Live-in Care)

Starting care is easy:

  • Complete an Intake Phone Consultation
  • Review and sign the Client Services Agreement
  • Complete a personalized Client Assessment
  • Develop an individualized Care Plan
  • Identify the Care Talent Team
  • Care Begins

Personal Care

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) include personal care activities that are necessary for maintaining an independent lifestyle and a high quality of life. Seniors and people with disabilities may have a harder time completing ADLs on their own. Our caregivers are specially trained to keep clients safe by assisting with the following ADLs:

  • Personal Hygiene – our caregivers are trained to help with all aspects of personal hygiene including – showering/bathing, grooming, brushing teeth and skin care
  • Continence – when clients are having difficulty controlling bladder and/or bowel movements, our caregivers can ensure that they are clean and dry
  • Toileting – our caregivers are trained to assist clients who are having difficulty getting to and from the bathroom, using the bathroom properly, and even cleaning themselves, afterwards
  • Dressing – when clients are having difficulty assembling an outfit or putting clothes on properly, our caregivers can assist
  • Feeding – if clients are having difficulty feeding themselves, our caregivers are their to help)
  • Ambulating or Functional Mobility – reducing fall risks if clients are having difficulty moving about freely and safely

Household Activities

The level of difficulty someone is having with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) often corresponds with how much help, supervision, and hands-on care may be needed in order to remain safe at home.

While basic ADLs focus on “physical” tasks including personal care and feeding, IADLs include activities that require more complex thinking and cognitive function.

Our experienced caregivers can assist with the following activities:

  • Meal preparation and clean up
  • Laundry including changing bed linens
  • Medication reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Transportation to:
    • Doctor appointments
    • Hairdresser and barber shops
    • Manicure/pedicure appointments
    • Senior Center events
    • Lunch with friends, and more
  • Ensuring all safety procedures are followed (e.g. ensuring the stove is turned off after use)

Companion Care

Companions provide seniors with social support. Feelings of loneliness and social isolation put seniors at greater risk for premature death, dementia, heart disease, and stroke. Companion Care is especially good for clients who don’t have loved ones nearby. Our dedicated caregivers can help reduce some of this loneliness by offering companionship.

Our caregivers can help with:

  • Morning wake up and evening tuck in
  • Reading books together
  • Watching movies or sporting events on TV
  • Playing card games and board games

Additionally, we can take our clients on excursions including:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Events at the Senior Center, or to a museum or concert
  • Hairdresser or barber, appointments
  • And, so much more

Respite Care

Caring for someone who needs constant support can be exhausting. Often, there is little time for loved ones (often the primary caregivers) to take care of their own needs – and, finding time to relax and decompress is nearly impossible.

Respite Care is designed to provide loved ones the much-needed break they need in order to take an uninterrupted nap, go for a walk, go shopping or simply have quality time with family and friends.

Respite Care can provide both short and long-term relief. Care is provided at home and can be scheduled by the hour (for as many as 24 hours per day), or by the week with round-the-clock care called Extended Care (also referred to as, Live-In Care).

Primary Caregivers and Clients Benefit from Respite Care:

  • Rest and re-energize with peace of mind
  • Re-engage with friends, family, and colleagues
  • Re-introduce healthy lifestyle choices including staying active and exercising
  • Even the person receiving care benefits, as they get to meet new people and have a change of pace for a few hours, days or weeks

End-of-Life Care

Advanced Home Care™ also provides supplemental care from specially trained caregivers who are familiar the unique challenges clients’ face at the end-of-life.

If a client qualifies, we can also provide more in-depth end-of-life care through our sister company, Dignity Hospice™.

Dignity Hospice™ provides patients and loved ones with personalized end-of-life care and support with compassion, kindness and respect.

Patients receive care from an experienced interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurse case managers, social workers, nutritionists, spiritual counselors, bereavement specialists, home health aides, and trained volunteers – all working together to maximize comfort, support and overall quality of life.

For more information or to learn if you qualify, please call – (617) 819-1214.

Specific Disease Expertise

Our caregivers are trained to care for clients who suffer from cognitive and mobility challenges, as well as terminal illnesses including:

  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • COPD and other Respiratory Conditions
  • Serious illness including pneumonia, infection, and influenza
  • Assistance after a hip, shoulder or knew replacement (or broken bones)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • ALS
  • Depression
  • and more

CARE AT HOME

When given the choice, most seniors prefer to live in the comfort of home. Studies have shown that remaining in the comfort of home is important for maintaining independence and a sense of control over one’s own life. Plus, by staying in the decision-making loop, there is a powerful psychological benefit that seniors feel which can even accelerate post-hospital recovery time.

Our caregivers can provide Private Home Care services wherever you or your loved one calls home including:

  • Private Residences (stand-alone homes, condos or rental apartments)
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

We can also provide discharge services if you or your loved one is leaving an organization that provides assistance for the elderly.

Lower Cost Alternative

Private Home Care can be significantly more cost-effective than a nursing home, also referred to as a skilled nursing facility.

Since it is difficult to predict when, or for how long, you or a loved one may need care, it is important to understand, and plan for, the financial impact of round the clock care.

According to a 2019 New York Life “Cost of Care Survey”, the average cost of for a room in a Nursing Home, is $107,000 per year. In the Northeast, that cost is significantly higher.

The average cost of a 1-bedroom apartment in an Assisted Living Community is $57,000 per year, and it can be as high as $144,000 in the Boston area.

Private Home Care, on the other hand is less expensive and allows the client to age in place in the comfort of their own home. The average in-home care cost is $50,918 a year for 40 hours of help per week (in Massachusetts that number is closer to $79,000 per year).

Call to learn more about our private home care services – (508) 872-0038 and ask for a member of our Private Home Care team.

Payment Options

While private home care typically is an out-of-pocket expense, Advanced Home Care™ does accept Long-Term Care Insurance including John Hancock, Unum, United Healthcare, and others.

Please call to learn if we accept your Long-Term Care Insurance – (508) 872-0038 and ask for a member of our Private Care Team.

Personalized Care Advantage

Advancements in home care for seniors are allowing more seniors to remain safe and independent – at home.

Today, nearly every level of non-medical and skilled medical care can be coordinated and delivered seamlessly to clients at home. These improvements translate into shorter hospital stays, lower overall healthcare costs and a better quality of life for seniors.

Care can be coordinated for just a few hours a day, a few days a week – or can be scheduled round the clock to provide maximize peace of mind for clients and loved ones. Care is customized for each client’s specific needs and caregivers are carefully matched to ensure a successful experience.

For more information, please call
(508) 872-0038 and ask for a member of our Private Care Team.

For more information, please call (508) 872-0038 and ask for a member of our Private Home Care Team or send an email to info@advancedcarellc.com.