SERVICES

Dependable In Home Care Services in Northridge, CA

We provide a wide range of services from Homemaking to end of life care. We will sit down with you to discuss the type and level of care required and ensure that the Doctor's plan of care are strictly adhered to and implemented by the caregiver.

Our caregivers can work either full time/Live-in(24hrs.) or part time/Live-out(hourly).

By calling us at (800) 781 9913, our Case Managers can come and see you for a free consultation.

Home Maker Services

  • Light housekeeping
  • Clean kitchen
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Ironing
  • Pick up prescriptions
  • Assist with pet care
  • Vacuum
  • Mop floors
  • Light laundry
  • Buy stamps/mail packages
  • Grocery shopping
  • Care of house plants
  • Wash dishes
  • Change linens
  • Take out garbage
  • Coordinate lawn care
  • Answer door/phone
  • Check on food expiration dates

Assistance with Daily Living Services

  • Supervision against falls and injuries
  • Medication reminders
  • Special diet meal preparation
  • Assistance with physical therapy exercises
  • Recreational activities
  • Transport to doctor appointments
  • Assistance with grooming
  • Assistance with bathing
  • Check on medication expiration dates
  • Incontinence care
  • Monitor diet
  • Escort on walks
  • Transferring and positioning
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Assistance with mouth care
  • Assistance with walking and standing
  • Assistance with skin care

Companionship/Sitter Services

  • Transport to beauty shop
  • Attend church service/synagogue
  • Transport to church/synagogue events
  • Visit with friends, family, neighbours
  • Music appreciation
  • Arrange appointments
  • Attend club meetings
  • Transport to social events
  • Buy/read newspapers and magazines

Agency Supervision

A licensed home care agency has a responsibility to provide ongoing supervision for their employees. This includes helping the aides to understand the changing needs of clients, assuring the proper limits of care according to the practice acts of the various levels of professionals, and mediating difficult relationship issues. Providing supervision is often as important for the aide as it is for the family. Home health aides often work with very challenging situations in the isolation of the private home situation. There are often issues of different cultural and faith traditions, different expectations about personal schedules, eating preferences and expectations. An agency supervisor can help to clarify the roles of the home health aide, and the expectations of both worker and care recipient. In situations in which there are personality issues because of cognitive changes or a history of challenging relationships, the agency supervisor is available to provide guidance and support to both staff and care recipient. Case Example: Mr. B lost his wife who had cared for him for over 60 years. He needed help with shopping, meal preparation, transportation and an appropriate selection of clothing. His family had hired many aides on his behalf. It seemed that Mr. B would fire every aide after only a few days, always stating that they didn't know how to do anything right. When Mr. B came to us, the homecare supervisor spent time talking with him about his needs and expectations. She learned that Mr. B was unhappy because none of the aides did things the way his wife had done them and this made him feel uncomfortable in his own home. The supervisor explained that everyone had different ways of keeping house. Mr. B was amazed because he thought that all women learned the same routines. Having realized this, the nurse spent more time with Mr. B to find out what was happening that was different from what his wife had done. By going through the daily routine and learning about Mr. B's expectations, the supervisor was able to provide clarification to the aide and the first one placed in the home was able to be successful and have a multi-year relationship with Mr. B.