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Transition Care

You’ve probably seen it with loved ones. An elderly person checks out of a hospital or nursing home only to be readmitted within a few months.

During the transition, medications weren’t taken, doctor appointments weren’t made and chronic illnesses weren’t cared for. The downward spiral seems unstoppable, the medical bills never-ending. And you’re at a loss for what to do.

At least one in five people with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.

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Hospital-to-Home Transition Care

Transition care—changing a downhill slope to a recovery triumph

You’ve probably seen it with loved ones. An elderly person checks out of a hospital or nursing home only to be readmitted within a few months. During the transition, medications weren’t taken, doctor appointments weren’t made and chronic illnesses weren’t cared for. The downward spiral seems unstoppable, the medical bills never-ending. And you’re at a loss for what to do.

At least one in five people with Medicare are readmitted to the hospital within one month of discharge.

But what if hospital care were different? Instead of sending elderly people home alone with confusing instructions and to-do lists, what if we also sent a coach—a trained expert to guide, encourage and empower? What if that transition care service were affordable?

At Preferred Care at Home, this isn’t a pipe dream. We’re making it a reality through our innovative Smooth-Transition Care program.

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What Is Smooth-Transition Care®?

A transition from a hospital or nursing home can be confusing. You get rehabilitation instructions, prescriptions to fill, follow-up appointments to make. When you get home, you don’t just have to build up your strength, but you’re supposed to remember all these other things—and have the energy to do them. For elderly people, recovery can be even more overwhelming because they’re often alone.

With our Smooth-Transition Care® program, we’ve addressed each of these problems and developed a solution that helps put patients at ease so they can focus on getting better.

As a Smooth-Transition Care® client, you’ll receive three tools to help you stay out of the hospital:

1.  A personal, specially trained coach

Your coach will meet you at the hospital, nursing home or other health facility and guide you through the transition process. After your discharge, your coach will meet with you regularly, through phone calls or visits, and make sure you have what you need. For example, your coach may schedule transportation to follow-up appointments, remind you about prescriptions and medication regimens, and make sure your home is safe. Your coach will also provide a listening ear and encouraging words.

2.  A Personal Health Record.

This in-depth, 15-piece tool kit stores the information you need to transition optimally, including medication instructions, appointment dates and test results. Your coach will encourage you to use this tool. The record also includes an easy-to-read symptoms chart that shows when you can wait and see your doctor and when you should call 911. You can view the Personal Health Record and even download the pages for free.

3.  An easily accessible online health record.

No need to tote the Personal Health Record with you to every doctor appointment. As a Smooth-Transition Care® client, you’ll have exclusive access to your own online health record. Upon your request, your coach will add this information to your secure, password-protected database. You can share it with health care providers and family members who need up-to-date information.

Companion Care

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.

It’s our mission at Preferred Care at Home to alleviate that loneliness and bring joy and companionship. Our caregivers can also travel with clients, providing transportation to the theater, doctor, church or coffee shop.

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Companion Care

Helping you enjoy life to the fullest

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.

Senior women having coffee break

 

It’s our mission at Preferred Care at Home to alleviate that loneliness and bring joy and companionship. Our caregivers can also travel with clients, providing transportation to the theater, doctor, church or coffee shop.

Companion care is available from 1 hour to 24 hours. It’s an excellent choice for seniors who live alone or don’t have a lot of family and friends nearby. It also works well for short-term respite care. The primary caregiver gets a much-needed break, and the senior loved one has fun interacting with another caring person. And of course, companion care is included in our signature live-in care service.

Preferred Care at Home’s extensive senior companion care services include meal monitoring, transportation planning visits and trips, help with minor tasks, and of course, companionship. Here is the full list of services included:

Personal Interaction:

  • Engaging in companionship and conversation
  • Reminiscing about the past
  • Discussing current and historical events
  • Playing games and cards
  • Renting and playing movies
  • Maintaining a family scrapbook
  • Encouraging participation with crafts
  • Helping read
  • Directing morning wake-up and evening tuck-in
  • Helping select clothes
  • Mailing letters and bills
  • Monitoring eating patterns and diet
  • Inspecting food expiration dates
  • Maintaining a calendar
  • Arranging appointments and providing reminders

Social Interaction:

  • Planning visits, outings and trips
  • Visiting neighbors and friends
  • Encouraging interaction with loved ones
  • Encouraging participation in and assisting with community activities
  • Monitoring visitors
  • Providing incidental transportation to:
      – Doctor appointments
      – The pharmacy
      – Social outings
      – Lunch or dinner
      – Plays and concerts
      – Movies
      – Religious services
      – Sporting events
      – Club meetings

Homemaker Care

As we age, a big part of happiness depends on being comfortable and cared for at home. Home is where memories have been made, and are still being created.

When caring for the home becomes a burden the unwelcome thought of moving strikes.

Should you live in a home you’re unhappy with—one that’s getting cluttered and dusty because you can’t do the chores like you used to? Should you learn to cope with eating less because it’s difficult to shop and cook? Should you give up your pet because you can’t care for it? Should you put up with wrinkled or dirty clothes?

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Homemaker Care

Helping you find joy in your house again

As we age, a big part of happiness depends on being comfortable and cared for at home. Home is where memories have been made, and are still being created.

When caring for the home becomes a burden the unwelcome thought of moving strikes.

Should you live in a home you’re unhappy with—one that’s getting cluttered and dusty because you can’t do the chores like you used to? Should you learn to cope with eating less because it’s difficult to shop and cook? Should you give up your pet because you can’t care for it? Should you put up with wrinkled or dirty clothes?

Should you move away from home?

There is another option: 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.

Other people who enjoy our homemaker care services include:

  • Family caregivers
    Let us take care of the mundane day-to-day tasks so you have more energy to focus on what’s important.
  • Elderly parents resistant to other care
    If your parent would benefit from personal or companion care but is reluctant to accept it, why not introduce the concept gently through homemaker care?

Homemaker care is also included in our signature live-in care service.

Our homemaker care includes the following services.

General Homemaker Care:

  • Recording and arranging recipes
  • Preparing grocery lists
  • Clipping coupons for shopping
  • Shopping for and/or escorting to get groceries and supplies
  • Preparing, serving and cleaning up after meals
  • Preparing meals for future use

Light Housekeeping:

  • Organizing and cleaning closets
  • Dusting furniture
  • Sweeping and vacuuming floors
  • Taking out garbage
  • Watering house plants
  • Assisting with pet care

Laundering:

  • Washing, folding and ironing clothes
  • Changing linens and making beds
  • Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

If you or your parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you’re not alone. After all, on average, every four seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia, according to the World Health Organization. Yet facing the disease can feel so isolating, so overwhelming. Our in-home Dementia and Alzheimer’s care can help.

As advocates for quality dementia care, Preferred Care at Home has cared for hundreds of clients with dementia across the nation. Our specially trained, compassionate caregivers allow our clients to safely remain home, or in the home of a family member.

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Helping you stay safe and respected at home

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If you or your parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you’re not alone. After all, on average, every four seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia, according to the World Health Organization. Yet facing the disease can feel so isolating, so overwhelming. Our in-home Dementia and Alzheimer’s care can help.

As advocates for quality dementia care, Preferred Care at Home has cared for hundreds of clients with dementia across the nation. Our specially trained, compassionate caregivers allow our clients to safely remain home, or in the home of a family member.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s home care services our experienced caregivers provide include:

  • Stimulating mental awareness
  • Playing memory-enhancement games
  • Helping with crafts and reading
  • Encouraging social interaction with family and friends
  • Stimulating healthy conversation

Our caregivers keep a keen eye on safety and health issues by helping with the following:

  • Nutritious-meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Hygiene reminders
  • Clothes selection
  • Maintaining a safe home environment

Live-in Care

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 home care, also known as live-in care.

Our 24 hour home care services provide around-the-clock supervision and companionship in the security and privacy of your own home. Your caregivers, matched to you by personality along with life and work experience, are present day and night to provide professional, reliable and compassionate care.

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Live-in Care

Affordable, 24 hour peace of mind

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 home care, also known as live-in care.

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Our 24 hour home care services provide around-the-clock supervision and companionship in the security and privacy of your own home. Your caregivers, matched to you by personality along with life and work experience, are present day and night to provide professional, reliable and compassionate care.

In addition to quality care, we also guarantee continuity. You don’t have to worry about frequent changes in caregivers—having to get acquainted time and again. Central to our live-in care option is this commitment to consistency. And at Preferred Care at Home, where we strive to make our services accessible to everyone, live-in care is more affordable than you probably imagine.

Who Is Live-in Care Best For?

You may think of live-in care as being primarily for people who are bedridden. While it is an excellent solution for them, it’s also helpful for other people who want consistent aid. For example, our 24 hour home care is great for seniors who have:

  • Unsteadiness or a fear of falling.

    Worrying about falling can lead to inactivity, which makes your muscles atrophy, which increases your risk for a fall! With live-in care, you always have someone there just in case, so you can feel confident to be as active as you can.

  • Loneliness or a fear of being alone.

    No one should experience that empty feeling of loneliness. The compassionate heart of a Preferred Care at Home caregiver is an ever-present comfort.

  • Trouble remembering medication.

    “Did you take your medicine today?” If that question’s been asked too many times, you should know that live-in care can eliminate that anxiety. Our quality caregivers will remind you when to take your medicine so dosages aren’t forgotten or repeated.

  • Memory loss, or signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

    Memory deficiencies may creep in as we age. People with Alzheimer’s do best in a familiar environment. Most need extended hours of care in order to remain healthy and safe at home.

Live-in care services are also good for seniors who:

Want to avoid a revolving door of caregivers. Change can be stressful. Continuity is at the heart of our live-in care. As long as you’re happy and well taken care of, you’ll have the same caregiver by your side every step of the way.

Want to remain independent and in control of their care.With Preferred Care at Home’s live-in care, you’re the boss. You decide when and how you want things done.

Is Live-in Care Really Right for Me?

Still wondering whether live-in care is the choice for you? Here are answers to some common questions.

1. Can I afford 24 hour home care? Long-term care can certainly be costly. However, since 1984 the founders of Preferred Care at Home have built a reputation for offering quality services at affordable prices. Contact us to see which package works best for you.

2. What if I move or I already live in an assisted living community? If home is where you want to live, we can make that a reality. If you prefer to move into a facility, we can also provide any extra assistance you need. In essence, we come alongside you so home, or wherever you call home, is that safe place.

3. Will I like my caregivers? We match each caregiver to fit with your personality. We even look into life and work experience to make sure you two will get along swimmingly. A key aspect of our live-in care is quality interaction. After all, you have much to share with others. But of course, if you’re ever unhappy, we will promptly find a new person who fits your needs better.

If live-in care sounds like a good fit for you, contact us, and we’ll personally review all the details about how it works. We’ll even conduct a complimentary, no-obligation home assessment.

"We are humbled to serve our community and their loved ones"

Amy Weiss, Kim West, Holly Weiss, Len Weiss

Owner, PCAH of Boca Delray and NPB

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Amy Weiss, Kim West, Holly Weiss, Len Weiss

Amy Weiss

Amy Weiss, the owner and administrator of Preferred Care at Home of Boca Delray and NPB, has always had an interest in bettering the lives of seniors. Like with many things in life, her first few experiences in home care was on the behalf of her family. Starting with her grandmother, who at the age of 90, needed to move into an assisted living facility.  Even with that support in place at the facility, it was clear that she needed the additional care and attention of a companion to help her navigate through her daily activities. She quickly realized that finding reliable caregivers was difficult. Later when Amy’s father needed round the clock care, she again felt the stress and difficulty of finding reliable, affordable, and compassionate care firsthand. 

These experiences have made her and her agency particularly passionate about providing great care to the Boca Raton and Delray Beach communities.  She looks forward to doing everything she can to help your loved ones find the care and compassion that they deserve.

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Kim West

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About Preferred Care at Home of Boca Delray and NPB

Celebrating life, dignity and independence

Preferred Care at Home believes that home is everything to a senior. It’s a window to their past, a safehaven for the present, and a legacy for the future. We have been committed to providing seniors with the option to remain in their homes with dignity and independence since 1984.

Preferred Care at Home of Boca Delray and NPB services Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Garden, Jupiter, and North Palm Beach and promises to serve you or your loved one as if we were caring for our very own family. We are a third-generation home care company with a proud history of being there for our clients, and will continue that legacy with you every step of the way.

Peace of Mind
Preferred Care at Home of Boca Delray and NPB is committed to providing access to quality home care and senior care professionals, ensuring your loved one’s dignity and independence. By utilizing technology such as a telephony system and an online portal called the Family Room, we are able to offer complete transparency of senior care to you and your loved ones no matter where they may live.

Flexibility
We start with low rates, without any long-term commitments. Rest assured that there is a solution for you. Preferred Care at Home of Boca Delray and North Palm Beach provides access to non-medical senior home care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no minimum hours, all around a schedule that suits your needs. Client centered senior care is at the heart of what we do, and it is our privilege to serve the senior population of Palm Beach county.

Client Centered
Preferred Care at Home serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth,West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and North Palm Beach and surrounding areas recruits only the most qualified and compassionate caregivers. We understand your needs, so we can provide access to many senior home care services such as Dress and Hygiene assistance, Medication Reminders, Transportation, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping and Companionship.

Service Areas

Providing home care services in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth,West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and North Palm Beach and others.

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Communities We Serve

Proudly serving the following areas: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth,West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and North Palm Beach and others — contact us to learn more.

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