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What is Home Care?

April 20, 2018

A home care agency can provide the senior care assistance you need to live independently.

Home care, also known as in-home care, is supportive assistance provided in the comfort of your own home. If you’re a senior at risk of going to an assisted living facility or nursing home, you might find that a home care agency can provide a better option for you.

Care is provided by licensed home care agency that trains professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living (ADLs) are met.

Caregivers may help seniors with daily tasks such as bathing, eating, cleaning the home and preparing meals. Caregivers work to support the needs of individuals who require such assistance. These services help seniors stay at home versus living in a facility. Non-medical home care is a Medicaid-funded program through the Illinois Community Care Program (CCP).

Older adults in Illinois ages 60+ who are eligible for Medicaid receive services through the CCP.

What should I expect from a home care agency?

  • Your home care agency will assist you in facilitating your home care services. It will provide you a professional, trained and insured caregiver to help with tasks of daily living.
  • The home care agency staff should be available to answer your questions, provide assistance in scheduling your care, and most of all, be professional.

What services with a caregiver provide?

In-home caregivers can assist with maintaining personal hygiene, including toileting, bathing, dressing, and grooming.

Caregivers can assist seniors in preparing and eating meals, as well as clean-up.

Caregivers are ready to assist seniors with medication reminders and management.

Caregivers provide light housekeeping assistance including dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and more.

Caregivers can provide laundry care including sorting, washing, folding and ironing.

Caregivers can accompany clients during their outings, ensuring there is always someone there to assist when needed.

Caregivers conduct activities centered on stimulating the mind.

Caregivers will provide the companionship seniors need, in the way they need it most.

Caregivers can help with organization of bills and forms, and also with staying up-to-date with technology.

If you’re still unsure on whether or not home care is the right service for you, learn more about the services we offer, or reach out for more information and a free consultation.

Our core mission is to ensure our clients’ healthy lifestyle and well-being. Call us today at 773.274.9262 and ask how Home Care Powered by AUAF can assist you or your loved one.

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Home Care Powered by AUAF is located in Lincolnwood, IL and serves clients throughout northern Illinois including:   Albany Park, Chicago   •   Arlington Heights   •   Barrington   •   Bloomingdale   •   Evanston   •   Hoffman Estates   •   Irving Park, Chicago   •   Lincolnwood   •   Morton Grove   •   Mount Prospect   •   Niles   •   Palatine   •   Rogers Park, Chicago   •   Roselle   •   Schaumburg   •   Skokie   •   South Barrington   •   Streamwood   •   Uptown, Chicago   •   West Ridge, Chicago.