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Home Care Services

Home Health Care Services

There is a wide range of reasons why a person would need Home Health Services. You or your loved one may just need some assistance with daily living, while others require specific care for health needs. Whatever the reason you can have confidence that Better Care will provide all the necessary care that you or your loved one may need. Our team is filled with dedicated and skilled professionals waiting to help in whatever capacity they are needed.

Personal Care

We are a dedicated team of professionals there to provide help with everyday needs. To help you or your loved one live an independent life, Better Care provides in home personal care assistance and skilled nursing care. Beyond basic companionship and housekeeping, our caregivers provide sensitive, confidential personal care services in a way that respects your loved one’s dignity and well-being. We can work with you to develop a customized home care plan that meets you or your loved one’s needs with one or more of the following personal care services:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Toileting/Incontinence care
  • Skin Care
  • Mouth Care/Denture Care
  • Bed Mobility
  • Assistance with ROM Exercises
  • Ambulation
  • Transfer Assistance

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

When your aging or disabled loved one lives in a clean and organized home, they enjoy greater feelings of wellbeing—and even good health. At Better Care we want to be sure your loved one has an environment where they can thrive in. We can make their everyday living easier by assisting them with daily routines such as:

  • Meal preparation & serving
  • Feeding Assistance/Special Diet
  • Medication Reminders
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry/Linen Changing/Bedmaking
  • Errand Services/Grocery shopping
  • Escorting to Doctor Appointments

Respite Care

No one likes to be alone all the time. Respite services can help relieve family concerns about an elderly loved one who lives alone. Interaction with others helps seniors maintain cognitive ability, focus, and overall health and wellness. Our Respite services are also happy to engage our clients in activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Transportation for medical or dental visits
  • Outings and short day trips
  • Visiting friends and neighbors
  • Monitoring dietary needs and eating habits
  • Meal preparation, including coupon clipping, grocery list creation, and organizing recipes
  • Scrapbooking
  • Renting and watching movies
  • Genealogy
  • Conversation regarding current as well as past events
  • Medication reminders
  • Assistance with personal tasks including clothing selection, and what we call “wake up” as well as “bedtime” services
  • Organizing, writing out, and mailing bills and letters
  • Light housekeeping
  • Reading
  • Games or activities that stimulate mental activity
  • Playing board games or card games
  • Crafting

In-home Skilled Nursing

To know that your loved one will be cared for by a skilled nurse in the comfort of their own home, helps put your mind at ease. Perhaps, a loved one is returning home from a hospital stay, they may be confronted with many new and unexpected challenges. If they struggle to read fine print, it can be difficult to decipher prescriptions and manage new medications. Better Care is here to provide you with all your nursing needs which include but are not limited to:

  • Injections
  • Comprehensive Nursing Assessments
  • Wound Care
  • Intravenous Therapy (IV)
  • Diabetic Care
  • NG/G-Tube Care
  • Client Education
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Pain Management
  • Medication Administration

Diabetes Management

While there is currently no cure for diabetes, the disease can be effectively managed with medication administration, Blood sugar monitoring, diet, and exercise. Better Care can customize a program that helps manage diabetes by providing the following:

  • Assessment of patient's condition
  • Instruction of patient's and families on monitoring blood glucose levels
  • Dietary counseling and meal planning
  • Medication teaching
  • Awareness of drug interaction
  • Treatment of feet and other skin issues
  • Circulatory needs
  • Assessment for need of adaptive equipment and occupational therapy
  • Coordination of community services
  • Meal planning

Diabetes Management Home Care Program Goals:

  • Establish independence and management of diabetes and medications
  • Increase patient's ability to control their diabetes
  • Encourage patients to have good quality of life with the disease
  • Evaluate and instruct for home safety
  • Decrease hospitalizations
  • Medication Administration

Maternity Care / Infant Care

Being a new mother often comes with a host of challenges; isn’t it comforting to know that Better Care is there for you? Our skilled team of professionals will provide you with all the pertinent skills needed to properly care for yourself and your new baby. Better Care is there to help monitor and support you and your newborn’s health every step of the way. Here are some of the services we provide:

  • For Mom:
  • Maternal assessment
  • Weight Control
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Medication compliance
  • Home monitor support
  • For Baby:
  • Infant assessment
  • Lessons on newborn bathing/changing
  • Jaundice education
  • Umbilical cord care
  • Feeding

General Child Care

Finding safe, reliable, and flexible child care is no easy feat, especially for parents juggling hectic schedules. When obligations come up last-minute or day care centers do not work for your timeframe, it is nice to know that Better Care will have you covered. Here are some examples of what we offer:

  • General Caregiving
  • Full time or Part time
  • Long or short term
  • After-school and evenings
  • Late night/early morning 
  • Overnight
  • Mother’s helpers
  • Summer and Traveling
  • Special event/occasion  

Pediatric Care

Our pediatric home care services are available to you within your home 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We have experience treating the simplest to the most complex needs of newborns, children, and adolescents at home, as well as providing home health education for the entire family. At Better Care we are here to create a plan needed for your child and his or her individual needs.

  • Assess health issues
  • Administer Medications
  • Take and record vital records
  • Special nutritional needs
  • Create a care plan
  • Bathing/grooming
  • Toilet Training
  • Ensure vaccines given in timely manner
  • Observe and report changes in child’s health
  • Start and monitor intravenous fluids
  • Home Health Educator for children and families

Fall and Injury

The risk of falling and being severely injured grows as we age. Better Care will be help you create a safer environment by conducting a home safety assessment, and providing pertinent education on fall prevention to both you and your caregiver. You and your loved ones can always rely on our professional team in the event of an injury caused by a fall.

  • Evaluate home risks
  • Medications
  • Physical Assistance
  • Attentive Care
  • Overnight Care
  • Wound care/cleaning