Why You Should Consider Hiring a Home Health Care Agency

April 3, 2023

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Home Health Care Agency

Home health care includes a wide range of health care services that can be provided in the home for illness, injury, or aging. Home care agencies are a viable option for individuals seeking flexible assistance with daily living activities that may have become challenging. Home care agencies offer a variety of services, including medical and non-medical care. Plus, home health care is often less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care found in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

In Greater Allegheny County, Fayer Family Homecare is the premier choice for providing the best home care services for elderly care in Pittsburgh.

Professional Caregivers

One of the main benefits of hiring a professional caregiver through a home care agency is the level of training and qualifications the caregivers possess. 

Home care agencies employ caregivers who have been trained and certified to provide medical and non-medical care. Pennsylvania Health and Human Services mandates specific requirements for home health aides that include minimum hours spent in classroom training, clinical training, supervised clients sessions, and in other assessments. In fact, with over 20 years of experience, Fayer Family Homecare currently provides the highest standards of home care in the Pittsburgh, PA area to over 140 patients.

Additionally, professional caregivers provide better care than family members or friends. In addition to the required training and experience, removing pre-existing personal relationships allows caregivers to remain professional and unbiased while strengthening new bonds as well as dealing with various health conditions.

Customized Care Plans

Home care agencies create customized care plans for each client. These care plans are tailored to the specific needs of the client, and can be adjusted as their needs change. This allows for personalized care that addresses the unique needs of each client. 

Customized care plans are created in partnership with doctors, family members, and clients to ensure all needs and goals are being addressed and considered. For example, a care plan for someone with dementia may include activities to help with memory retention, while a care plan for someone with mobility issues may include exercises to help improve strength and balance. 

The individualized plan of care will also include measurable outcomes and goals to be used to track the progress and condition of each patient, as well as timeframes to help manage expectations and direct behaviors. 

Some things customized care plans might include:

  • Memory care
  • Supervision during recreational outings
  • Games or activities that intentionally address specific needs
  • Grocery shopping or food preparation
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Conversation and companionship
  • Housekeeping or laundry
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal grooming and hygiene

Companionship and Emotional Support

Hiring a caregiver from a home care agency can provide emotional support and companionship for clients. Specifically, many elderly or homebound individuals experience loneliness and social isolation, which can lead to depression and other health issues. Caregivers provide conversation and companionship, engage in activities with clients, and provide emotional support to help improve their mental and emotional well-being.

All clients, regardless of their circumstances, deserve to feel cared for emotionally as well as physically. Home health caregivers are uniquely situated and trained to address all levels of need for each patient.

Fayer Family Homecare has been successfully providing companionship and support for over 20 years.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Home care agencies take safety seriously and employ various measures to ensure client well-being. Caregivers are trained to identify and mitigate potential safety hazards, and home care agencies often conduct regular safety inspections of clients' homes to ensure they are safe and secure. Additionally, having a caregiver can give peace of mind to both clients and their loved ones, as they know that someone is there to provide assistance and monitor their well-being.

Flexibility and Convenience

Home health caregivers hired through a home care agency provide clients with flexibility and convenience. Home care agencies can accommodate clients' schedules and needs, providing care on a part-time or full-time basis. Caregivers can easily adapt and adjust to scheduling conflicts, like doctors appointments. Professional caregivers and agencies are well-equipped to travel and keep supplies at the ready in the client’s home.

Additionally, having a caregiver come in-home, rather than having to go to a facility, can be more convenient for clients and their families, especially with clients who may have difficulty getting themselves clean and dressed or have mobility issues or suppressed immune systems. Plus, clients can more easily shift into self-care when they are used to the environment.

As you can see, there are many benefits to hiring a caregiver through a home care agency, like Fayer Family Home Care. Professional caregivers, customized care plans, emotional support, safety, peace of mind, flexibility, and convenience are just a few benefits in addition to basic healthcare services that these agencies provide. 

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with daily living activities in the Pittsburgh, PA area, we encourage you to consider hiring a home care agency. Contact Fayer Family Homecare today!