The Safety Of In-Home Care
According to Census data in 2014, there are 46.2 million people 65 years or older or 14.5% of the U.S. population, which is about one out of every seven Americans.
It is estimated that by 2060, there will be about 98 million older Americans, which is more than twice the number in 2014.
As a result of this population growth trend, the need for home care services is also increasing. In addition to changes in population demographics, there is a growing preference for seniors to receive care in their home as opposed to a facility such as a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility.
In fact, nine out of ten senior citizens prefer care in the home over nursing home care.
Seniors Are Safer At Home
There is increasing concern about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), an infection caused by bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics, as well as exposure to other infectious diseases.
Seniors are most vulnerable to developing infectious conditions due to their lower immune systems and greater contact with others in these medical facilities.
Home care avoids this exposure by providing care in their home and reducing exposure.
Safe Home Caregivers
To have a stranger come into your home requires trust. You need to feel comfortable that the care provider is competent and has been screened properly.
Unique Homecare Services prides itself on being a model for our thorough screening of our caregivers.
Our procedure for screening safe home caregivers is:
• We require medical certificates, TB tests, and doctors’ reports
• Verifications of past employment
• We request and check references
• Thorough background checks.
• Caregivers that are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) with at least 2 years of experience are our preferred caregivers
We also provide our caregivers with Worker’s Compensation and Liability Insurance.
With our thorough screening process, we make sure that we are sending the best caregivers to represent our company and the best caregivers for our clients.
The Familiar and Comfortable Environment Of Home
Excellent in-home care keeps seniors in their most comfortable environment, their home, which decreases anxiety and confusion.
Home care is proven to be a reliable way to manage chronic conditions and reduce expensive hospital visits.
Research shows that people with in-home health care heal more quickly than in institutions.
Home Care Services
Home health care includes both medical services as well as personal care services. Home health care agencies like ours provide custom tailored, personalized care planning through a thorough In-Home Assessment.
We also help with completing forms and health related paperwork.
We act as a liaison with family members when family members are not in the local area or when they are not available due to other commitments.
About Unique HomeCare Services
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and serves the surrounding Greater Boston communities.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
We have an extensive Directory of Online Senior and Caregiver Resources for the information you need.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.