At Preferred Care at Home, we’re passionate about keeping elderly people safe and independent in their own home. We offer a variety of in-home care services, so you can be sure we have the option that will work best for you.
Please explore our services listed to the left.
Smooth-Transition Care, an affordable, evidence-based service, combines four key components to prevent readmission in elderly people.More info
Too often, with age comes loneliness. The feeling that no one cares creeps in. Aging has a way of reminding you of family members and friends who have passed on. You can feel like you’re alone...
Preferred Care at Home’s homemaker care. We make your house into that special place again. We do the chores and provide those tender loving touches that make you comfortable. Ultimately, our homemaker care can help you or a loved one remain where you want to be—home.
As we mature, our needs change. The things that were once simple to perform become complicated.We can provide you or your loved one assistance and direction with all the tasks referred to as “activities of daily living.”
If you or your parent has Alzheimer’s disease, you’re not alone. After all, every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with it. Yet it can feel so isolating, so overwhelming.
Peace of mind. It’s so often an elusive dream for people with elderly parents—and for elderly people themselves. That’s why Preferred Care at Home has always been known best for our 24-hour peace-of-mind service called live-in care.
At Preferred Care at Home, we partner with hospices to care for people as they approach life’s final transition. Our caregivers are specially trained in end-of-life care. Depending on your needs, they may, for example, prepare easy-to-eat foods, read to you, and watch for discomfort and summon health-care providers if needed.
Preferred Care at Home provides a variety of specialty services. These services are built around the unique needs of the individual. Included are packages for New Mothers and Surgery Recovery.
Our medically trained and licensed caregivers are available to assist with your nursing needs. These services can be as simple as wound care to ventilator care.
When you choose a home-care service, one consideration stands above all else: the quality of the caregivers who will be at your or your loved one’s side. You want people you can trust without question.
Every Preferred Care at Home caregiver possesses two key characteristics: a compassionate heart and home-care experience. The first and most significant characteristic is the compassionate heart. No training can create this uncompromising, required quality.
To ensure you receive the highest-quality home care possible, we put all caregiver applicants through a rigorous, seven-step screening process after we receive their comprehensive caregiver application. You can learn more about this process in the video and article below.
Caring for people in need can be rewarding work. At Preferred Care at Home, we’re always looking for people with the appropriate experience. But most importantly, we seek home-care aides who are compassionate and reliable.
Senior Home Care Blog
If you want to connect and interact with an in-home care expert, explore our senior home-care blog, which includes posts on the senior topics that most affect you.
I often talk about the importance of home, yet I still think it is a subject that is not talked about enough. For seniors, it's not just about a house. Their home contains years of memories that are impossible to replace. As seniors age, they may start by adding a few hours of companion or homemaker care. But, when[...]Read the blog
Swatches of yellow pavement flash by her window as Reda Edington heads off on a 70 mile trip to do what she loves—provide care for those in need. As the road slowly meanders through the hills of East Tennessee, she describes why she loves her job as a caregiver, "I do what I think people would want to do[...]Read the blog
Sometimes I forget that people don't know the services that home care can offer. Many people never give home care and the services offered a thought until they are in desperate need and feel overwhelmed. Last week, I wrote about my own story and thoughts on home care, and as I've reflected on home care I wanted to[...]Read the blog
As we age, our needs change. You may find yourself or people you love suddenly facing challenges in their physical or mental well-being. If you need help understanding these concerns, you can access a reservoir of material here in our resources section.
What are you most concerned about? Our “Common Senior Concerns” section provides a growing library of articles surrounding topics such as preventing falls, keeping your home safe and paying for home care.
At Preferred Care at Home, we want to help you stay as independent as possible. Our caregivers are specially trained to help people with all sorts of illnesses common in seniors. The articles also detail how Preferred Care at Home can specifically help you.
“Family-Care Support” is where you can access Preferred Care at Home’s Family Learning Center, our supportive tool that teaches caregiving tips. Here, you might find even better ways to care for your loved one.
Personal Health Record is a free 15-piece tool kit that helps you easily organize all your health information in one spot. No more digging through papers to find your doctor’s phone number or squinting at medication bottles to figure out the instructions. Everything is at your fingertips.
Did you know there are a wealth of resources in your community to help you live independently? There’s transportation, financial resources, help at home and even free services. To make your life easier, we’ve introduced free town-hall meetings that feature elite groups of local senior-care experts.
Our free e-newsletter provides easy access to senior health information and news. This lighthearted resource is designed to be informative yet engaging. It covers the current topics you’re most interested in.
Our ”Senior Links” may be just what you’re looking for. We’ve compiled what we think are the best senior-information sites all in one convenient place.
If you have a question, most likely others have asked it too. Check out “Frequently Asked Questions” for an overview of the most common things we get asked. If your answer isn’t there, please contact us. We’d be happy to add it.
Since 1984, the husband-and-wife founders of Preferred Care at Home have been helping seniors stay in their homes, happily and safely. Now a nationally franchised but still family-run business, Preferred Care at Home offers high-quality in-home care at affordable rates.
“Quality services at affordable prices” is and will always be at the center of every Preferred Care at Home location. It’s no coincidence that Preferred Care at Home has expanded over four times faster than the average franchise company and that the Preferred family now stretches as far northwest as Alaska, northeast as New York and south Florida.
At Preferred Care at Home, we’re passionate about not only helping elderly people but also advocating for them. We recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience they possess. We believe that to be a strong community, we can’t ignore their stories and knowledge. And we’re concerned that elderly people have lost value in our culture. We want to be part of changing that.
“After trying two other companies, I found Preferred Care at Home. I have truly found a company that cares and delivers on what they promise.” -- Anthony L.
Preferred Care at Home is a national, nonmedical home-care franchise specializing in affordable elderly care. Its caregivers assist clients with daily tasks and offer emotional and social companionship. Services are provided in-home or at care facilities and enable clients to celebrate life, dignity and independence.
Posted by Social Worker # 1, January 03, 2012
I think that Preferred Home Care of Lansing, in Dewitt, Michigan is an excellent choice for someone that is independent and who prefers to live independently in the privacy of their own home and who is looking for some outside supportive care, services and assistance when needed as necessary. Preferred Home Care offers their clients an array of supportive care, services and assistance with their activities of daily living as PRN. Their team of trained and skilled health care professionals provides their clients with assistance with personal care, dressing, undressing, bathing, meal preparation, transportation services for various appointments laundry and housekeeping services as well.
They offer their clients various levels of supportive services and assistance that is tailor fitted to meet their clients’ individual plans of care. They offer their clients respite care, short term care, long term care and 24/7 care to fit into their clients’ individual schedules as needed. They offer their clients hospice care also in addition to the provide ambulation, and transferring of their patients from the bed to the wheelchair, toileting, incontinent care, and various other levels of care that is needed for your loved ones individual needs. In general, I would have to rank Preferred Home Care of Lansing on a five stars rating for their excellence and expertise in patient care providers.
Posted by GIJOE, May 10, 2012
I am a Marine first and a veteran second. Serving my country brought me much honor and pride but left me debilitated. After two surgeries and countless months of rehab in Temple I was able to go home and continue my life. I have always been a strong man, so I thought, but getting through my day to day activities was posing some difficulty. After several months of trying and severe depression setting in I decided to search for some help. The internet, although confusing, assisted in my finding Preferred Care at Home. I called the number and spoke to Alicia who then had Carla call me back. Carla came out that Sunday afternoon and changed my life. Between the immense knowledge she possessed and compassion she conveyed I was orientated to two caregivers that evening and completed all paperwork associated with a veteran benefit I didn’t even know existed, Aids & Attendance! If you are looking for quality and compassion look no further!
Posted by DMielke, May 09, 2012
Carla and her team of angels have cared for my Alan for more than a year, they are knowledgeable and compassionate. Our two caregivers have always showed-up on time and have gone above and beyond for us. They have allowed me to continue to be a wife and not a caregiver. I recommend this agency to anyone in need.
Posted by tsam5158, May 04, 2012
As a disabled veteran on a fixed income I greatly appreciated the information I was given my the administrator who came to my home and provided me with a free in home assessment. She even brought the VA paperwork with her! I am very thankful for having chosen this agency for my needs. Phil is my caregiver and thanks to him I’m playing golf again!
Posted by kunkelv5, May 04, 2012
Such a loving and compassionate agency, full of understanding and an outstanding work ethic. I recommend this agency to anyone looking for in-home assistance.
Posted by Ann Love, May 02, 2012
I have used PCAH for the last year and have had the most amazing experience. The staff is accommodating and professional and my two caregivers have become part of my family. Thank you Carla!
Posted by MASS MOM, June 16, 2012
I have been a client of Preferred Care of Lake Worth for the past 4 years. I have always found the personnel to be efficient and knowledgeable regarding their responsibilities. When I have had a problem come up, they have always responded favorably to my needs. I have only the most positive relations with this caregiver.
Posted by Jackie I., June 14, 2012
My parents were in serious need of assistance during the past “Snow Bird” season. Being 1200 miles from them, except for brief emergency visits, was very overwhelming and frightening. Preferred Care made all the difference in the quality of their life, and mine! My parents were always in wonderful, caring and professional hands. When I flew home and knew Donna, their aide, and Preferred Care, were there to help them, I was confident that the quality of life and dignity they deserve would be maintained. We all have our fingers crossed that Donna will be reassigned to help them again when they return next Fall to Boynton Beach. Thank you David, and of course, Donna!
Posted by Richard Stock, June 04, 2012
We have used Preferred Care for the last 4+ years to provide home care to my wife’s mother, who is currently 96 years of age. We live in Maryland, some 1,1oo miles from her, and without the loving care they provide to mom I don’t know what she or we would do.After we engaged Preferred Care to support mom it didn’t take long to see how fortunate we were to have selected them. They are very caring people who know their client’s needs and work tireless to satisfy them. They often go beyond their stated duties to ensure that mom is getting the best care possible and is eating and taking her medication as prescribed.The owners of the company maintain continuous contact with us and report on mom’s condition; It is very reassuring to us that we have this company to look over mom’s well being. I really hate to even think about how we could take care of mom without Preferred Care at Home. Many times the owners have gone far beyond the call of duty to make sure mom was taken care of, sometimes at personal sacrifice to themselves.
Posted by formymom, June 02, 2012
Preferred Care at Home has been taking care of my mother for 4 years and counting. I would give them 10 stars if I could. I live across the country from Mom and I feel like my family is taking care of her. They are trustworthy, loving, reliable, and go way beyond the call of duty. We couldn’t be in better hands. The caretaker is great but the owners of the company are amazing and they really watch over our case and make sure that mom is getting the best care possible. If you want the best then call Preferred Care at Home. They are everything they promised they would be and more…I really mean this!
Posted by hopesgrandma, June 05, 2012
My husband’s female caregiver comes during Fridays. We are very pleased with her because she is very good and my husband is very comfortable with her. It didn’t take long for the agency to find the caregiver. She was a good match as a caregiver for my husband.
Posted by kaitlan65, May 01, 2012
If you want someone who will treat you like a person and not a dollar sign then these people are the people you want to work with. Danny is truly compassionate and caring and I couldn’t ask to work with a better company. They actually listen to my needs and have been there for me every time I needed something or had a question.
“I wanted to express my appreciation for the services your company provides to the elderly community. … All our fears of someone coming into our home were immediately erased when your thoughtful, loving caregiver arrived at our home.”
— Lea R.
“Thank you so much for being there for my husband. He wouldn’t have been able to remain at home if it wasn’t for your professional assistance.”
— Alice B.
“The services you provided for my mother were exceptional. The caregivers were truly compassionate.”
— Mark C.
“After trying two other companies, I found Preferred Care at Home. I have truly found a company that cares and delivers on what they promise.”
— Anthony L.
“I can’t thank you and your staff enough for the wonderful care you gave my grandfather in the last year of his life. It was such a comfort to know that he had such loving people around him.”
— Julie C.
“Thank you for all your help during my wife’s most difficult time. I could not have made it through without your help.”
— Nathan L.
“We truly have peace of mind because we know that she’s in good hands. Their follow-up is unheard of in this business.”
— Dick and Rochelle
“After my aunt fell and fractured her hip, I was referred to Preferred Care at Home. After just weeks, I have seen a marked improvement in her happiness.”
— Chris S.
“I can’t begin to tell you how we appreciate you being there for us in our time of need. We felt so good knowing you were with him when we couldn’t be. You have shown us so much kindness and compassion.”
— Patsy Z.
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Services may vary depending on the licensing of each Preferred Care at Home franchise location. Each location is individually owned and responsible for controlling and managing day-to-day business operations.