Home is where the heart is, and where your senior parent would like to stay for as long as possible. Unfortunately, aging can get in the way of this plan, especially if their mobility changes, or their memory is declining, making them more prone to accidents such as falling in the house or leaving the stove on. As they age, many seniors also need assistance with activities of daily living like shopping, cooking, cleaning, and getting dressed. All this can quickly become burdensome, especially if the senior lives alone.
When it becomes clear your parent needs assistance, but they would prefer not to move to assisted living, there is an alternative provided through UMC HomeWorks with live-in care. Our live-in caregivers across NJ provide the peace of mind that comes with having someone stay with mom and dad in their home.
It’s normal to feel nervous or have questions about moving a new caregiver into your home, but UMC HomeWorks has the expertise to make the transition easier for everyone.
At UMC HomeWorks, we take pride in choosing live-in caregivers that reflect our strong commitment to serving with compassion, kindness, and dedication. Most of all, we take the time to really get to know your loved one so that we can match them with a caregiver to connect with. After some time, your parent may even find that they have made a new friend, right in the comfort of their own home.
In short, all the activities of daily living and keeping our clients safe. These are our primary areas of focus:
That’s no problem! UMC HomeWorks has companions and certified home health aides (CHHA) available throughout the state that can come and stay at your loved one’s home overnight to assist them as needed.
While we perform a thorough screening process to ensure all of our live-in caregivers are compassionate, qualified, and upbeat, we understand that sometimes you just don’t click - and that’s okay! If you feel that your loved one would be better suited with a different person on our team, please give us a call and we’ll get it sorted right away.
A live-in companion is someone who provides fellowship and non-medical help to seniors living at home. This is ideal for an older adult who is pretty independent at home, but may just need someone to keep them company and assist with daily tasks like cleaning, preparing meals, laundry and even escorting them to appointments.
A live-in home health aide, on the other hand, provides all of the above as well as medical help like administering medications, chronic disease management, and even professional memory care methods if needed. When first meeting with your loved one, a registered nurse (RN) will accompany one of our certified home health aides to create a personalized care plan. After the care plan is approved by all parties, the RN will supervise the first few visits between your loved one and their new aide to ensure it is being executed appropriately.
Yes, United Methodist Communities HomeWorks developed a specialized dementia care program for our clients at home that mirrors our Tapestries Memory Care available within our assisted living communities. Seniors with dementia thrive best when their personal routines are honored. With that said, our CHHAs are trained to understand and facilitate these routines. Safety is also a substantial part of our live-in care training since those with dementia may be prone to wandering.
Yes of course. If such care is only needed while Dad is recovering from surgery or while the kids go on vacation (respite care), our team has got you covered.
Because of our deep network of caregivers, your parent will never be without the care they need and we take care of finding and scheduling temporary replacements automatically.
Live-in care offers one-on-one care, assistance, and attention in the environment older adults trust most — home. While a 24-hour live-in caregiver especially lends peace-of-mind for seniors with mobility or memory issues, all older adults could benefit from the following: