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I Can Get Paid To Be A Caregiver To A Family Member?


Massachusetts Home Care Program Allows Family Members To Provide Care And Get Paid

A number of our clients have served as care providers for their loved ones. Some have even been paid to be their parent’s caregiver. In Massachusetts, there are several programs which will pay family members for caring for their elderly or disabled relatives in their homes. So yes, family members can be paid to provide care, but only under certain conditions.

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Massachusetts Home Care Programs

The Massachusetts Home Care Program is a state-sponsored program administered through regional Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs).

In Massachusetts, there are 26 Aging Services Access Points. The ASAP’s role is to provide home-based services such as case management and to seniors so that they can continue to live independently in their home.

An Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) Assessment Is Needed

To receive payment for your services you will first need to have the senior undergo an assessment for their care needs. The ASAP’s designate certain agencies to conduct the assessment in your area. Click here for more information or to locate an ASAP near where you live.

The ASAP will send a team to your home to assess the need for services and help you and your family develop a service plan. The criteria for an objective assessment of activities of daily living were created by the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Depending on your family’s income, you may have to pay a monthly co-payment, which is based on a sliding scale.

Program benefit levels can change based on the state budget. Therefore check with your local ASAP for current benefits.

Eligibility for Homecare Services

To be eligible, the person receiving care must be 60 years old or older. However, applicants under age 60 years old may qualify if they have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other types of Dementia.  The service recipient must meet specific income eligibility guidelines.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts sets the maximum income for the Home Care Program for 2018 at $27,636 for individuals and $39,104 for couples.

Over Income Program

Individuals or couples whose income is higher than the income maximum may be eligible for the Over Income Program in which they would make co-payments based on a sliding scale percentage.

The service recipient must need assistance with at least six activities of daily living (ADL’s) including:

– Eating
– Toileting
– Dressing
– Bathing
– Transportation
– Grocery Shopping
– Transferring
– Laundry
– Housework
– Medication Management
– Meal Preparation
– Money Management

At least one of the areas requiring assistance must be a “critical unmet need”. Critical unmet needs can be defined as personal care, grocery shopping, medication management, meal preparation (or a need for home-delivered meals), and transportation for respite or medical treatment.

Experienced ASAP case managers will check out the service recipient’s abilities for activities of daily living by completing an in-home assessment. Based on this assessment a service plan may provide approximately 2.5 hours per week of services.

Within the Home Care Program, there may be additional levels of support and services for those eligible, including the Enhanced Community Options Program (ECOP), Frail Elder Waiver (FEW) and Consumer Directed Care (CDC).

For details about getting paid for providing care or any of the programs above – call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636).

If You Do Not Want To Do It All Yourself And Need Help, We Can Be Of Assistance!

We understand that family members and seniors sometimes decide after careful consideration that a do-it-yourself approach is not always the best solution for all. We can offer our services to you during a time of planning for these needs or during a crisis when you need in-home care services.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

In Home Alzheimer’s And Dementia Care Services


What Is Dementia?

Dementia is not a single disease. Dementia is a broad term that encompasses several types of progressive disorders. These disorders have a wide range of symptoms.

Most people have heard of the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimers Association of the estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2017, an estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 and have what is called younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care in Norwood, MA Forms and Types of Dementia

In addition to Alzheimer’s Disease, some other forms and types of dementia include:

– Parkinsons Disease
– Huntington’s Disease
– Dementia with Lewy Bodies
– Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
– Frontotemporal Dementia
– Mixed Dementia
– Vascular Dementia
– Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
– Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Dementias Are Progressive Brain Disorders

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other related diseases are progressive biological brain disorders and get worse over time. Years ago, almost all of those with dementia would end up in a long-term care facility as their symptoms got worse. However, now there is a range of support and medical services available to help people stay in their homes.

Care At Home vs Long Term Care Facility

While a long-term care facility option may still be the best option for many, for others receiving dementia care at home may provide more significant benefits. This doesn’t mean that family members or friends need to be the only caregivers. A reputable and experienced home care program can help your loved one with dementia live at home, safely and comfortably.

Because health and care needs vary this type of care is different for each person. Some people will benefit from having a light housekeeping visit a few hours a week to help with keeping the house clean and others may need help with shopping and meal preparation. Others may require an aide full-time to provide support for managing the seniors daily routine.

Why Is Home Care For Seniors With Dementia Needed?

Some reasons to consider in-home care for seniors with dementia include::

– People with dementia often have difficulty dealing with change. Helping them to remain at home, in a familiar setting can prevent negative behaviours that may be triggered by a change
– People with dementia need help to remember to do basic self-care tasks. A home care aide helps the person with bathing, toileting, and other hygiene needs
– Home care aides provide respite services for family and friends, especially those who serve as caregivers
– People with dementia may also need help outside the home, and an aide can help with additional support such as accompanying them to doctor’s appointments, recreational activities, and social groups
– Help with medication reminders and make sure their other medical needs get met

Challenges of Dementia For Families

The decision to care for a loved one with dementia at home poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Having brain disorders makes it increasingly difficult for those affected to think, remember what they need to do, take care of themselves and communicate with others.

Dementia can also change a person’s personality, cause mood swings and change behaviours. Because these behaviours are new to family members, they may not be prepared psychologically and physically to help their loved one.

Stages of Dementia And Care Needed

The Early stage of dementia require help with medication management, organization, money management, keeping appointments, and developing coping strategies to maintain independence. During this stage, it is crucial to make care plans for the future as the disease progresses.

The Middle stages of dementia typically last 2 to 10 years, and additional care is needed than in the Early stage of the disease. Memory is significantly affected and the individual may not recognize familiar faces, or they may become lost in an area in which they know. It is vital that an individual with dementia in this stage follow a structured schedule, which can aid in reducing feelings of anxiety and stress commonly associated with dementia.

Mood and behaviour become more erratic. There may be occasional aggression or uninhibitedness because they are losing the ability to reason.

Individuals often have difficulty with coordination and physical movements. In this stage, dementia patients need more assistance with what is appropriate clothing to wear and activities of daily living, such as feeding and dressing.

Late-stage dementia typically lasts 1 to 3 years or more. Individuals require intensive 24-hour-a-day care.

Late stage is characterized by people showing extreme confusion, both in present circumstances and remembering past events. The ability to process information becomes impaired, and the individual will have a very difficult time communicating verbally if they can do so at all.

Behavior and mood are usually unpredictable and they may even experience hallucinations. Commonly, an individual in this stage will need to move to a facility, such as a Memory Care Unit to receive the extensive care that they require.

At Home Health Care For Dementias

Unlike some home care agencies, our staff are trained on diseases, their progression, as well as how to handle the erratic behaviour and moods. Our team also knows why it is important and how to help maintain low-stress levels for the affected individual, instead of unintentionally escalating the stress level which some untrained caregivers may do.

Our home care staff cater to the specific needs of individuals with dementia. We work with each individual to learn about and incorporate fun activities to stimulate their memory. We also assist with activities of daily living, such as dressing, shopping, preparing meals, room modifications, medication reminders as well as helping to provide the family with support and respite for the family.

Need Help?

We understand that it is difficult to know when to seek outside help. For quality care, it is essential to find a home caregiver who is experienced and qualified to handle the various and ever changing challenges of people living with dementia.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

Local Home Care Services

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If you or a loved one need care after a hospitalization, illness or accident, you need reliable and trustworthy home care services.

Asking family or friends who they used for home care can let you know who they recommend and who to stay away from. This information is extremely helpful as personal experience is so important to get the right care for your needs.

Calling your local Better Business Bureau, local Chamber of Commerce, Senior Center, or Town Hall, can give you information on highly rated companies in your area.

The Different Types Of Home Care Available

Nursing Care

The most common form of health care at home is some type of nursing care. A registered nurse will work with your doctor to set up a plan of care. This type of home care typically includes medical care such as ostomy care, pain control, intravenous therapy, administering medication, wound dressing changes, monitoring vitals, and related medical services.

Homemaker Servcies

When a patient is being medically cared for in the home, they are often not able to do basic chores, and Homemaker or basic assistance care. services are needed to maintain the household with tasks such as shopping,  meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, transportation, and other housekeeping chores.

Home Health Aides

Home health aides are hired to help the patient with his or her basic personal needs such as bathing, toileting, getting out of bed,  dressing, and walking.

Companionship

Patients that are home alone they benefit from Companionship services to provide support, monitoring, and maybe care oversight. Companions, if needed, may perform occasional household duties.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

Finding The Best Home Care Agency


What Makes A Great Home Care Agency?

Best At Home Care Staffing Agencies

The best home care agencies provide services that sets them apart from other home care agencies. This is a list of best practices and qualities that professional agencies exemplify on a daily basis that set them apart.

Staff Screening

Thorough screening of staff is essential to protecting your loved ones. The best agencies will screen staff with background checks and a thorough check of all work and personal references. This ensures that each employee has impeccable references and a history of reliability and treating people with dignity and respect. Candidates also undergo a thorough interview process to make sure that each employee has the requisite skills, education, and attitude necessary to provide the most competent, compassionate, and caring services available.

Staff Experience

The best home care agencies recruit staff with the most experience providing home care services. They make sure their staff had the proper credentials and the programs they graduated from are accredited programs. They also take the time to work with the staff in the home, for a period of time, to make sure that they deliver the services in a competent, and caring way, and to make sure that the patient feels comfortable with the care provider.

Flexibility

The best home care agency recruit staff that can be flexible with their hours. Thus, when a client requires additional care, the staff can accommodate their increased need. The agency also needs sufficient backup staff that can meet any increased care needs including nights and weekend.

They Care

The best home care agencies recruit the type of caregiver that they would want to care for their own parents. They look for staff with a positive, cooperative attitude. The correct attitude and values need come from the top down in the company. They understand that caring for someone means treating them as a human being first and is of the utmost importance. They understand that respecting people shows that you care.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form. free In Home Assessment to learn how we can help you with your home care needs.

Options When 24 Hour Care Is Needed


24 Hour Care Or Live-In Care?

Advantages of 24 hour home care or live-in care over an assisted living facility or nursing home is a lower cost and the ability of the senior, disabled individual, or post hospital recovery client to be able to stay in their home.

24 HOUR CARE

24 Hour Care

Typically, 24 hour care involves two caregivers who are scheduled daily and they each work a 12 hour shift. In many cases, it makes more sense for medical or other reasons if there are 3 caregivers who each work an 8-hour shift.

These shifts do not involve a caregiver sleeping in the home to provide care. If they are 12 hour shifts the caregivers usually work no more than 4 times per week. 24 hour care is billed at an hourly rate.

Advantages of 24 Hour Care

The advantages of using 24 hour care are that a caregiver will be with the person at all times, day or night.

They will be awake all night and early morning hours, to ensure that your loved one has someone who can care for their needs 24 hours a day.

Many people prefer this option, especially if your loved one has a condition in which they wander or need care at all hours of the day or night.  24 hour care allows caregivers to be more alert because this type of care replaces a caregiver with another fresh caregiver every 8 or 12 hours.

Disadvantages of 24 Hour Care

The disadvantage of 24 hour care is the higher cost of services versus live-in care, as 24 hour care is billed at an hourly rate versus a flat, live-in rate. Live-in care typically cost half the cost of 24 hour care.

Additionally, 24 hour care has less continuity of caregivers making this less desirable where the client wants or needs the same person providing all the care.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

Options When Live In Care Is Needed


Live-In Care Or 24 Hour Care?

Advantages of live-in care or 24 hour home care over an assisted living facility or nursing home is a lower cost and the ability of the senior, disabled individual, or post hospital recovery client to be able to stay in their home.

LIVE IN CARE

Live-In Care

Live In care involves a single caregiver providing care to the client in a 24 hour time frame. Typically, the caregiver is scheduled for a maximum of four or five days per week. For the remainder of the days of the week, a different caregiver attends to the client.

In a 24 hour period, it is customary for a 4 hour break to be given to the Live in caregiver. One must decide if they would like to provide additional home healthcare coverage for these 4 hours.

The caregiver for the Live in shift is provided with an 8 hour sleeping break and a bed must be provided for the caregiver.

Billing for Live in caregivers is done at a flat rate per day.  Coverage for the 4 hour break if needed is paid on an hourly rate.

Advantages of Live In Care

Live in caregiver rates are half the cost of 24 hour care.

With Live in care the number of caregivers is reduced. Ideally, two caregivers are scheduled for the whole week coverage. This provides the client with the consistency of care and gives the senior, disabled, or post hospitalized person an opportunity to get to know and build a relationship with their two caregivers.

Disadvantages of Live-In Care

One disadvantage of using Live in care is that there is a 4 hour break given to the daytime caregiver. You have to decide if care during the break period is needed and if so, who provides this care, a family or another caregiver. If care is provided during the break, there is an additional hourly cost on top of the flat live-in rate.

As the caregiver is given a mandatory 8 hour sleeping break, there is no direct care or supervision during this 8 hour time frame.

How To Decide Which Type Of Care Is Better

To determine which option, Live in care or 24 hour care is needed, we suggest you have an In Home Assessment. Then together we can help you determine the best type of care for you or your loved one.

We also recommend getting the input of your medical care team so that you can make an informed decision that takes into account your medical, emotional, and financial considerations.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

Alzheimer’s Disease And Care Giving


What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible disorder of the brain that slowly destroys thinking, memory skills, and eventually the ability to carry out simple tasks.

Among older adults, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who in 1906 noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Her symptoms included language problems, memory loss, and unpredictable behavior. Dr Alzheimer found many abnormal clumps called amyloid plaques, and tangled bundles of fibers called neurofibrillary, or tangles.

These plaques and tangles in the brain are still considered the main elements of Alzheimer’s disease. Another is the loss of connections between nerve cells called neurons, in the brain. Neurons transmit messages between different parts of the brain and from the brain to muscles and organs in the body.

Although treatment can help manage symptoms in certain people there is no cure for Alzheimer’s.

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What Are the Behaviors Of People With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause people to act in different and unpredictable ways. Some individuals become anxious or aggressive. Others repeat certain questions or gestures. Many misinterpret what they hear.

These types of reactions can lead to misunderstanding, frustration, and tension particularly between the person with dementia and the family caregiver.

It is important to understand that the person with Alzheimer’s Disease is not trying to be difficult and that their behavior is an attempt to communicate.

Tips For Caregivers In Dealing With Loved Ones Who Have Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association® offers some helpful suggestions for responding to dementia related behaviors.

The following three-step approach can help you identify common dementia-related unpredictable behaviors and their causes:

Examine The Unpredictable Behavior:

– What was the behavior?
– Was it harmful?
– Did something trigger it?
– What happened immediately after?
– Could something be causing the person pain?
– Could this be related to medications or another illness? Consult a physician to be sure.

Explore Potential Solutions:

– Are the person’s needs being met?
– Can adapting the surroundings increase the comfort of the person?
– How can you change your reaction or approach?

Try Different Responses:

– Did your new response help?
– Do you need to explore other potential causes and solutions and if so, what can you do differently?

Why Does My Loved One Do These Negative Behaviors And How Can I Help?

Although it can be frustrating to deal with a loved one with Alzeheimer’s, you shouldn’t take it personally, or think the person is doing their unpredictable behavior intentionally.

Negative Behavior May Be Related To:

– Physical pain or discomfort
– Illness
– Medication
– Hunger or thirst
– Overstimulation from loud noises or a busy environment
– Unfamiliar surroundings such as new places or their inability to recognize their home
– Complicated tasks such as activities or chores
– Frustrating interactions, such as an inability to communicate effectively which may cause fear, anxiety or sadness

Once you understand what the person is trying to communicate, you can try and provide them with what they need and this typically helps stop or lessen their unpredictable behavior.

Resources

For more details on how to respond when dementia causes unpredictable behaviors, download the full Alzheimers Association guide here: https://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_behaviors.pdf

Addtional information about Alzheimer’s disease can also be found here:

https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/caring-person-alzheimers-disease/understanding-ad

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

Home Health Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities


Why Use Home Health Care Servcies?

There are many types of home health care services.

When people are unable to do things for themselves either due to aging, an accident, illness or a disability, home health care services are an option for living at home versus an expensive and isolating institutional for their care.

Home Health Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

It is important when considering home health care services to get an In-Home Assessment.

During the assessment, you convey what services you need.

Types of Home Health Care

Personal Care

Personal care is non-medical care or private duty work.  The purpose of Personal Care is to help the person to live independently, in a safe, active, and familiar setting of their home.

Personal Care services include assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) which are the normal everyday activities that the person did prior independently.

Personal Care includes:

– Assistance with dressing
– Toileting and continence
– Meal preparation and planning
– Feeding
– Bathing
– Laundry and house cleaning
– Transferring (walking) or moving from bed to wheelchair

An individual’s ability to perform these ADLs is an important part of understanding the type of services that are needed.

Companionship

Seniors, those with disabilities or injuries often need to be transported and accompanied to medical appointments, recreational activities, and shopping.

Home Care services can vary from those who only need a little extra help to those who may need 24 hours a day and 7 days a week care

Respite Care

Some family caregivers use agency home care services for Respite Care. Using home care services as respite services allow the family caregiver a chance to take a break from providing care to their loved one. Respite services relieve caregiver stress, especially for those who have also have children, or who need to travel or take a long deserved vacation.

Medication Reminders

Medication Reminders can be essential in helping people live independently versus institutionalized. It is estimated that 4 out of 5 adults are currently taking at least one medication, while nearly one-third of adults are taking more than four prescription medications.

Especially for seniors, getting medication reminders, assistance with labels, and how to take their medications can keep them healthy and remain independent.

Light Housekeeping

A clean home increases the quality of life and helps in preventing accidents from slips and falls.

Light Housekeeping services include:

– Vacuuming
– Mopping floors
– Dusting
– Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

Safe In Home Care


The Safty 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.

Safest Home Care Agencies

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 homecare providers 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 Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.ds.

Is An Individual Caregiver Or A Home Care Agency Better?


Is An Individual Caregiver Or A Home Care Agency Better?

When you have the responsibility for the care of a loved one, you do not want to trust just anyone.

If you or a loved one need in-home care, you want a home care agency that has the experience and a track record of helping families put together a plan that is affordable and responsive to the care needs.

Best Homecare Agencies Dedham MA

Home Care Agencies vs. Individual Cargivers

Individual home care providers are individual people providing in-home care by themselves. They may have to juggle the individual needs and schedules of many patients. This makes their availability very limited.

They may get sick, take a vacation, or need to spend more time with another client whose health may be declining.

They also may not have the level of skill needed to care for you or your loved one should health needs become more complex.

Advantages of Working with a Home Care Agency

A home care agency has many caregivers that can be assigned to provide in-home care. There is always coverage if a caregiver is out or away. With more than one caregiver home care agencies have coverage should you need more help.

There are additional staff members with varies skills if more specialized care is needed.

Agencies typically have a wider range of in-home services they can provide.

Agencies fully screen their caregiving staff.

Download the Guide to the Choosing the Best Homecare Agencies for more details.

About Us

Unique HomeCare Services provides care for seniors and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery. We offer a full range of personal and in-home care services such as personal care, grooming and incontinence care, bathing and dressing, post-hospitalization care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, and medication management.

We also provide non-medical support services such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, caring companionship, shopping/errands, accompanying to medical and other appointments, as well as case management services.

We can also assist you with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval.

Our service area is Boston, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Sharon, Stoughton, Avon, Braintree, Easton, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth, and surrounding towns.

To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.

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