Using A Home Care Agency Versus Hiring an Independent Personal Care Attendant
Home Care Agency
Independent Personal Attendant
Caregiver Backup for Emergencies
We are ready and able to fill the need with one phone call.
None. Home care backup is extra stress to your family.
Bonding, Liability & Workers’ Comp insurance
Our staff are bonded and insured, giving you peace of mind that if the caregiver hurt themselves in your home they would not sue your homeowners insurance policy.
Usually none. It’s your responsibility to investigate any insurance held by these individuals. Private individuals can sue you if they are hurt on the job.
Quality Control & Supervision of Home Care Staff
- All cases are carefully monitored and supervised by our Geriatric Case Managers and our management team.
- Random visits made regularly.
- Family members kept informed on a regular basis.
These individuals are completely independent and lack formal supervision.
Continuing Caregiver Training
We provide continual mandatory in-service caregiver training.
These individuals may or may not continue to build upon their knowledge and skills.
Our employees are carefully screened at the time of hire with several layers of thorough background checks. Approximately 90% of applicants do not meet our high standards.
It is your responsibility to check the background of the individual.
Flexibility of Home Care Services
Your home care service requirements will rarely stay the same.
- If the skill level or amount of care that you require increases or decreases, we can accommodate your needs.
Skills are fixed to the particular individual, and you pay for the skills they can perform rather than the skills you need.
Our caregivers have been delivering quality home care to satisfied clients for an average of over seven years.
Variable. You need to determine their level of experience
We can provide home care services to you and your family 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Your caregiver is available on weekends and holidays.
One person means limited days and hours. You are responsible for staffing a replacement for sudden sickness, time off, emergencies, and vacations. Employment transitions mean that you start all over again.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services provides private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
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.
Our headquarters in Norwood, Massachusetts serves the Greater Boston communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol and our office in Falmouth on Cape Cod serves Plymouth and Barnstable counties.
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.