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.
"Alcohol and prescription drug problems, among adults 60 and older is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country. Yet, the situation remains underestimated, underidentified, underdiagnosed, and undertreated," states the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Alcohol is an accepted drug of society. Watching your senior loved one have a glass of wine may not set[...]Read the blog
What is elder abuse?An accepted, academic definition for elder abuse is "any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult."This definition -- from the Administration on Aging (AoA), a governmental agency -- while a clear and clinical explanation, just doesn’t convey the[...]Read the blog
One of my favorite activities is to flip through furniture and decorating catalogs searching for news ways to arrange my living room or organize my kitchen. I recently hired a painter to come and update my living room. Of course, I needed a few new throw pillows and accent pieces to go with the improved space. The result was a[...]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.
With each decade of life, we learn, we grow, we struggle, and hopefully, we triumph. By the time we reach an old age, chances are we’re pretty doggone resilient. Not so resilient, though, that we never need a helping hand.
At Preferred Care at Home, we’ve rooted out 10 national charities for elderly people that help with needs and wants, health and socializing, transportation and even pets. There are many others that serve all age groups. Here, we’re singling out a few that focus mainly on our elders.
As a thank you to those who served, The Honor Flight Network takes veterans on free trips to Washington, D.C. Currently, they focus on escorting World War II veterans to the memorial created for them. The program also takes veterans who are terminally ill.
Local programs provide congregate meals (at places like senior centers) or deliver meals to homes. Some programs also distribute food for homebound seniors’ pets.
A network of affiliates provides what the charity calls “door-to-door, arm-through-arm service” to people who are generally 60 and older. Adult children can even volunteer as drivers and store up transportation credits for their parents. Gift certificates are also available. The rides aren’t free, but there is a program to help low-income seniors pay for them.
Volunteers teach seniors to use computers. Classes include “Internet and E-mail” and ”Buying and Selling on eBay.” There are also discounts on computer-related products.
This charity grants dreams for people living in long-term care communities, such as nursing homes, assisted living communities and hospice facilities. The dreams range from simple ones like a dress for church to big ones like reuniting with family members or swimming with dolphins. Donors can choose the dreams they want to sponsor.
Oasis helps people 50 and older keep their minds, bodies and social lives active through a variety of programs. Some are intergenerational, such as the tutoring program in which volunteers help kids learn to read.
If you have a disease, there’s probably a charity for it. The Alzheimer’s Association is one example. This large charity is involved in advocacy and research support. But it also offers a number of programs that directly help patients and families, including a helpline, support groups, education programs, and safety services for people who wander. The association also helps people find clinical trials.
Not to be left out when talking about Alzheimer’s charities, this one offers a hotline, educational workshops and free memory screenings. It also provides services for people with dementia, such as intellectual stimulation programs and adult day services, along with respite care to give their caregivers a break.
Pets can help combat loneliness, so this charity helps people 60 and older pay pet-adoption fees at participating shelters in 29 states.
This is a fun one for the holidays. Elderly people who are living alone, living in nursing homes or homeless get a visit from a cheerful volunteer and a new pair of socks—often bright, festive ones. The point is to let them know they’re not forgotten during what can be a depressing time of year.
To find more charities, or to evaluate these, here are three helpful websites: Charity Navigator, GuideStar and Independent Charities of America. And to check for benefits you or an elderly loved one may be eligible for, visit BenefitsCheckUp.org.
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