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How to Choose the Best Home Care Services

Home Care Services
Adults and seniors with disabilities and special needs can live at home with their families, but they require additional support that can be challenging for caregivers to provide. The demands of work, family and your own life can quickly become overwhelming when you have a special need or disabled loved one who requires living assistance. That is where home care services can help.

Why Choose Home Care Services Over Assisted Living?

Assisted living facilities are extremely expensive, and they create a distance that can be harmful to someone’s mental and emotional well-being. Instead of having to separate your family, home care services, like the ones we provide, can scale to meet your loved one’s needs on a flexible schedule with trained professionals.

Home services can meet your needs on a more flexible basis, and they can either expand or decrease to suit your availability and loved one’s needs. You also have a greater level of control over who comes in contact with your loved one and ensure they always feel safe and loved. Before you hire a home caregiver, here are three things to consider.

1. Understand the Level of Care Your Loved One Needs

How much assistance does your loved one need? They may be aging in place and require minor assistance from a trained caregiver while they go about their day, or they could have Alzheimer’s and need a nurse to look after them. The most important factor to consider when researching home care services near you is whether your loved one’s needs can be met. New Generations’ home care ranges from temporary support as a person recovers from an injury or illness to long-term assistance.

2. Research Training and Experience

The home caregiver for your loved one should have medical training and be able to not only meet their daily needs but swiftly respond in the event of an emergency. For those who have special needs, like autism spectrum disorder or Alzheimer’s disease, specialized education is required. It can be helpful to look for caregivers through associations for disorders, like the Alzheimer’s Association, National Down Syndrome Society and Autism Speaks.

Home Care vs. Assisted Living

As you screen potential providers, it is important to check the following:

  • Education and training.
  • Licensing, such as an RN and CPR certification.
  • Work experience.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Schedule and availability.
  • Safety training and behavioral response management.

3. Conducting Interviews

Once you have established the guidelines for your loved one’s care, you will need to carefully screen and interview potential caregivers. It can be difficult finding individuals on your own and working through a licensed organization can provide an added layer of security. New Generations home care services are all thoroughly vetted through background checks, drug testing and competency evaluations.

We only hire caregivers who are trained in CPR and professional caregiving, and we do not assign employees to clients whose needs surpass their level of expertise. We also have a staff of nursing supervisors, registered nurses (RNs) and licensed nurse practitioners who regularly visit our clients’ homes to ensure they’re being given the appropriate level of care.

Our wide range of personal services includes assistance with daily living activities, personal hygiene, light housekeeping, transporting clients to and from medical appointments, emotional and social support, and mobility assistance. Our skilled nurse services provide in-home procedures, administer medications, check life-supporting or sustaining equipment and collaborate with family and physicians to continually improve the quality of every client’s life.

Learn More About Our Home Care Services

We are happy to answer any questions you have about our South Carolina and senior home care services. You can request additional information online by completing our contact form or reach us directly by calling 1-843-942-1900.

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Alzheimer's Association Autism Speaks NADSA Miracle League