Companions and Certified Caregivers Serving the South Jersey Area
“Take advantage of our services today, which are all designed to help our clients live their most fulfilling life.”
WHAT CAN WE OFFER
To execute our mission, we offer various non-medical home care services that are made specifically to meet your homecare and personal needs. Our team of professional caregivers is ready to assist you with your daily routine. The services we offer are all aimed towards improving your overall well-being.
We understand the stress of finding a caregiver for your loved one. We are here to help! At LivWell Home Care we are building our reputation one satisfied customer at a time by offering the most reliable, honest and best Caregivers available. Leave the stress to us. We offer an extensive list of services, performed by handpicked, trained professionals who know how you want them to care for your loved ones.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Companion services are meant to aid individuals in daily tasks such as medication reminders, cognitive and physical activity, errands, light house keeping, meal prep, and more.
We Are Committed To
- Recruiting, training, and retaining competent staff.
- Valuing, supporting, recognizing, and appreciating our staff who are our greatest asset.
- Providing a work environment that encourages personal enjoyment and enhances job satisfaction and performance through recognition and reward.
- Developing and maintaining positive relationships with the community, including local Home Care and Health Care personnel/organizations.
- Conducting our business in an accountable and responsible manner.
- Adhering to the professional code of ethics of the Home Care industry and applying continuous quality improvement measures throughout our Agency.
USE THIS CHECKLIST TO DETERMINE IF THEY NEED HELP
Does Your Loved One Need Assistance To Help Them Be Independent At Home?
Through our personalized care plan, we can give you the needed care services that are all intended to cater to your unique personal needs. With us, we ensure around-the-clock services and supervision to help you achieve the dignity and independence you and your loved ones deserve.
- Care Needs – Consider their care needs and make a list of things that need to be provided. Be able to show an example of a usual day, from the moment they wake until they return to bed and be sure to include a timeline of when they have their meals, naps, and other activities.
- Hands-on Care – How much hands-on personal care is needed vs. the non-hands on companion care? If more companion care is needed, make a list of things that the care recipient likes to do.
- Transportation Services – Do you need someone who can escort the care recipient to their Doctor and other social activities? If so, how will they travel? Will the Caregiver drive the care recipient in the care recipient’s car? Will the Caregiver drive the care recipient in the Caregiver’s car? Has the home care agency verified the caregiver’s vehicle insurance is active. Will they take public transportation (bus or taxi cab)? Some cities provide transportation for seniors – you may want to call your local Department on Aging for information.
- Memory Loss – Is there memory loss? If so, have you had the type of Memory Loss diagnosed (Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Pick’s Disease, Frontal Lobe Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Vascular Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease)? Blood clots and brain tumors may also cause dementia. A diagnosis of dementia type will help the agency to better understand the care needs and assign a Caregiver with the right type of training and qualifications.
- Language – Do you need a Caregiver who speaks a certain language?
- Hours – How many hours of care per day will you require? Review the list of services you will need performed during the care visit and decide on the minimum number of hours per day which would work as a starting point. The agency will need to know the hours of service to assign a Caregiver and will allow you to adjust the hours to accurately meet the care needs.
- Dietary – Are there any special cooking requirements? Communicate any food allergies or specific cooking requests and consider how groceries will be purchased or delivered if the care recipient is unable to shop for groceries on their own.
- Medication Management – What is the care recipients method for managing medications? Do you know for sure if the medications are currently being taken correctly? Be able to provide a list of medications and the method of monitoring so the Agency will be aware of possible side effects and other requirements such as taking pills with or without food, etc.
USE THIS CHECKLIST TO DETERMINE IF THE AGENCY IS PROFESSIONAL
A Checklist To Help You Choose A Quality And Safe Home Care Agency
Business license and necessary state licensure (if required by the state where the agency is located)
Professional Liability Insurance
Satisfactory Customer Ratings
Plan of Care
24-Hour On-Call Service
Family members can login to a website portal to monitor the care being provided to their family member
Criminal Background Check performed on all Employees
Caregivers are “Employees” (this means the Agency is responsible for paying all employee payroll taxes, as required by law: Unemployment Insurance tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax and State and Federal with-holdings)
Active Management of the Caregiver through a direct Supervisor or Manager
Training for Caregivers
Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Caregivers check-in and out via a phone app that validates the Caregiver is at the client’s home
These Checklist requirements are especially valuable when no family members live close enough to monitor the care. By having these standards in place, if the Caregiver suffers an accident while working in the senior’s home, their injuries and care are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Active supervision of Caregivers allows the agency to professionally work through any performance issues. A 24-hour On-Call service allows for last-minute schedule changes and back-up Caregivers to be scheduled, when necessary.
Training programs provide Caregivers with guidelines to follow for performing quality care duties.