4 Tips for Selecting Homecare Services for Seniors

If you are caring for a loved one, you know the importance of meeting their needs and desires. For those who want to live and age at home, it’s crucial to know what homecare options are available, as well as how to best choose the services and options that will meet your needs. 

There is an array of homecare services available for seniors and their caregivers,” says Richard Goldstein, Greenwood House Executive Director at Greenwood House, a not-for-profit, mission-based senior living community located in Ewing, New Jersey. “This can make it overwhelming and hard to choose the right option for you and your loved one. When it comes time to consider and select services, it’s important to know what services you need, what you should be looking for and how they can help to enhance both you and your loved one’s lives.”

How to Choose the Right Homecare Services for Your Loved One

When considering homecare services, it’s important to evaluate multiple options before you make a decision. Consider some of the following tips that can help you make the right choice. 

  1. Consider your loved one’s needs. Does your loved one need healthcare or simply some support that will help them to remain at home? When you are considering home health care it’s important to know your loved one’s needs. 

At Greenwood House, we create a basic client profile over the phone that will show medical needs, physical limitations and more. Then, we work with the client, their families and our supervisor to create a care plan that will best fit your loved one’s lifestyle and needs. Once this is established, services from light housekeeping to meal preparation, laundry, personal care and more begin. 

  1. Look for accreditations. When searching for homecare, it’s important to look for a high standard of care. An array of companies, including Greenwood House at Home, maintain among the highest level of care for their clients. Greenwood House is an accredited Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) agency, ensuring that this high level of care is maintained. 

  2. Begin thinking about future care. Can your homecare company meet your loved one’s needs as they age? Greenwood House can perform visits a few times a week, during the weekends, on holidays or around-the-clock depending on what needs may be. 

  3. Does the company keep in touch to ensure satisfaction? Make sure that your loved one’s home health agency checks in to ensure your happiness with their service. At Greenwood House, we stay in touch with the client and family to ensure we are meeting their needs. 

To learn more about Greenwood House and how we can help you or a loved one with our Greenwood House at Home program, give us a call today at (609) 358-0425.

You’ll Love the Way We Care

Offering an array of services including skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation, homecare and hospice care, Greenwood House offers care with a higher purpose. As a not-for-profit, mission-based community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.

When we opened our doors in 1939, we made a promise to care for seniors, and as their needs evolve and change, so do ours. We take pride in meeting various needs and desires, and providing a lifestyle that enriches lives, increases peace of mind and ensures care for today and tomorrow.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our team today at (609) 358-0425.