Harmony Companion Home Care has been committed for almost a decade to serving and improving the lives of seniors, disabled, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder individuals, and our Veterans through the Counties of Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. Our services share a common goal to improve and uphold the quality of life of your loved ones. We service anyone needing in-home care, from the elderly to mother’s helpers.
We believe that it is living that is important, not just being alive. Our goal is to help people live their lives as independently as possible by providing the extra help necessary to achieve that goal.
Does your loved one seem to be struggling to care for themselves lately? Have you been caring for your loved one, but you need a little more help? Are you recovering from an injury and need some help around your house? Personal care at home may be the perfect option.
What is personal care at home? Why is personal care important? What are the benefits of personal care at home? How can you tell if your loved one needs personal care? Here are the answers to these questions and other things you need to know about personal care at home.
Also known as non-medical care, non-skilled care, or companion care, personal care at home helps people to age in place with assistance rather than moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home. Personal care can help with tasks such as activities of daily living, housekeeping, running errands, and more.
-Most of the time, personal care at home costs less than an assisted living facility or a nursing home – sometimes significantly less, especially if your loved one only needs assistance a few hours a day.
Personal care is critical for a person’s physical and mental health. Failing to eat properly can lead to weight loss and illness. Failing to clean the home regularly could lead to diseases. Being unable to shower or get dressed can be damaging to your mental health. When a person can no longer perform their own personal care tasks, they need somebody to help them.
While many people associate personal care with inpatient facilities, you or your loved one may be able to get personal care at home, which tends to be better physically, emotionally, and financially than moving to a retirement home or nursing facility.
According to Hana Ames with Medical News Today :
Personal care services may vary a bit from place to place, but they will generally include:
Companion care, while extremely important, does not provide the same assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) that personal care provides. Companion care provides services such as light housekeeping, cooking, and talking to or playing games with the patient, while personal care provides more hands-on help.
However, don’t discount the importance of companionship. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention :
Personal care at home has many benefits, including:
Some red flags that may indicate your loved one needs personal care at home include :
Are you concerned about trying to find the right personal care provider? Here are some things to consider as you embark on your search for the perfect provider :