Non-Medical Personal Care Assistants can come into a person’s home and help with activities of daily living (ADLʼs), such as bathing, dressing, and using the toilet. They will clean house, buy groceries, cook meals, do laundry and minor repairs. They can work a few hours a day a couple times a week, or they can provide around-the-clock companionship.
There are a number of good home care agencies, but you need to be aware that it is also one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. today. You want to be very careful about who you hire. It’s important to know if the company is licensed and bonded and if they do background checks on employees. I think it’s also important to know how an agency trains and pays their care providers.
I especially like Right at Home In Home Care and Assistance because of its emphasis on training and support. They also can provide nursing care. In addition, they tend to pay more than minimum wage, which helps attract and retain a higher quality of caregiver than you might get with other agencies.
To see if they have an agency in your community, visit their website:
Right at Home
For a list of other home care providers, visit:
Home Care Association of America