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.
At Preferred Care at Home, care is more than just a service, it’s who we are. If there’s anyone who understands this principle, it’s Linda Hoffman, a caregiver and elderly advocate working for Preferred Care at Home of Alaska. Linda grew up in Phoenix, Oregon, a small sleepy town tucked beside Interstate-5 about 9 hours from[...]Read the blog
We care for those you care about. And because of that, we understand that providing quality care means going above and beyond expectations. Care is more than just a service, it's who we are. I have sat with families as they have tried to decide what services are needed, the hours of care desired, when to start services, etc[...]Read the blog
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
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.
A free organization kit to make your life easier
We think of this in-depth, 15-piece tool kit as your health-care bible. It's a health-history tool, an educational manual and a care playbook wrapped into one. And the best part? It's all you need to take to your next doctor appointment. For more information about our Free Personal Health Record, and to access it click below.
“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.
“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.
“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.
To understand more about our Hospital to Home Care and how we are working towards better communication and collaboration with healthcare providers and families, please download our 13 page Brochure.
Since Medicare announced it will penalize hospitals that have high readmission rates, facilities have been scrambling to reduce them. The problem is, much of the readmission risk is tied to poor transition care and notably the patient’s home circumstances.
Elderly people in particular often don’t have a consistent support system. With no one to help them through a confusing transition care process and encourage them as they recover at home, it’s no wonder they’re at high risk for readmission. In fact, on average, if you discharge five Medicare patients from a hospital today, at least one will check back in within a month. Thirty-four percent will be back within 90 days.
At Preferred Care at Home, we decided to tackle this transition care problem head-on. We delved into the scientific literature and identified primary readmission causes. We examined solutions that were starting to work. Then, we became one of the first in-home care companies in the country to develop a transition care-coaching service. We call it Smooth-Transition Care.
Smooth-Transition Care, an affordable, evidence-based service, combines four key components to prevent readmission in elderly people:
One of the biggest readmission causes is poor communication between health-care providers and to the patient. This often happens during the discharge process. A personal coach guides the elderly patients through transitions. It helps improve collaboration within the healthcare team by providing a needed organizational tool that empowers and encourages patients to take charge of their healthcare needs.
After discharge, this same personal coach meets with the senior regularly to encourage and support. For example, the coach arranges transportation to follow-up appointments, makes sure prescriptions are taken and that the home is safe.
The coach encourages the senior to use the Personal Health Record, our 15-piece organization tool kit. Along with serving as a thorough health-history tool, the Record addresses four main causes of readmission. It combats poor medication management and missed follow-up appointments through sections for detailed instructions. It provides tips to prevent falls. And it fights lack of education about chronic disease: An easy-to-read chart tells which symptoms require immediate attention and which ones your regular doctor can take care of. This helps prevent unnecessary emergency-room visits.
Upon the clients request the coach attaches the Personal Health Record into a secure online database. With a password, doctors can view information from all the senior’s other providers, including pending tests and scheduled appointments. Family members can easily access up-to-date instructions and appointment dates.
In a randomized, controlled trial of a program from the University of Colorado, Denver, that was similar to Smooth-Transition Care, patients in the program had a 30-percent lower rehospitalization rate at 30 days than those who had no transition care. By 180 days, 38 percent fewer patients had been readmitted for the same diagnosis they were originally hospitalized for.
At Preferred Care at Home, we want to partner with you to improve senior care. Together, as leaders in the care industry, we’ll set a new transition standard. Please give us a call we’re eager to share ideas on how we can work together to make seniors’ lives better.
If you’d like to suggest our services to your patients, we’d love to talk with them about their needs as well—and offer them a free download of the Personal Health Record.
For a more in-depth look at how we help facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes prevent readmission in elderly people—and to check out the sources that support our findings—please click here to download our health-care providers brochure.
At Preferred Care at Home, we want to partner with you to improve senior care. Together, as leaders in the care industry, we’ll set a new transition standard. We’re eager to share ideas on how we can work together to make patients’ lives better. If you would like to suggest our services to your patients, we’d love to talk with them about their needs as well—and offer them a free download of the Personal Health Record. We look forward to creating compassionate, affordable, effective, evidence-based transition solutions.
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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.