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by | May 4, 2018

Do You Have More Help than You Think?

As a caregiver it’s really difficult sometimes to see all of the help that’s available to you. Some help you need to do a little digging to find, but other assistance is right there waiting for you to ask.

Talk to Friends and Neighbors

Even if you don’t have a bunch of other family members who can help you pick up some of the slack, you may have friends and neighbors who would be happy to help if they just knew what to do. These might be people who you wouldn’t necessarily ask to help with more personal tasks, but they could pick up a prescription for your senior or add a couple of items to their own grocery trip when you forget something. Talk to them about what they might be able to do for you and then remember to ask them for help as situations crop up.

Get to Know Senior Agencies in the Area

Agencies that work with and help the elderly offer quite a few different types of assistance, but you might not hear about them often. Once you do learn which agencies work with people like your elderly family member, you can start to dig into what they offer and how they can make life easier for you and your senior. Keep a running list of agencies and how they help so that you have that information when you need it.

Hire Home Care Providers

Home care providers are an excellent way to get experienced help that can be there as often as you need them to be there. They can take over for you entirely when you have to be somewhere else or they can give you added support as you learn the ins and outs of bathing and dressing your senior. There are so many ways that elder care providers can offer you support.

Meet Some Other Caregivers

Caregivers who have been on their own caregiving journeys for a while have a wealth of information they can share with you. Support groups are an excellent place to meet other caregivers and talk with them about how you can solve certain problems. You might even be able to support each other and offer extra help when possible. Sit down and make a list of the resources available to you right now. You might be surprised how many you already have. From there, take a look at the other options you might be able to add. Make it your goal to line up help from at least three other sources within the next month. Are you or a family member considering Homecare in Sacramento, CA? Talk to the friendly staff at Golden Years In-Home Senior Care. Call us today at 916-333-0383. We are here when you need us! ——————————————-

About the Author, Carrie Ballard:

Golden Years In-Home Senior Care was founded by Ken and Carrie Ballard. Their passion for providing compassionate quality care for seniors began years ago, when they assisted in the operations of their family’s home care facilities. It was there, they realized their life long calling. Even at a young age, they both knew caring for seniors was what they wanted to do. ———————————————-

Golden Years

Privately Owned, Locally Established

As a privately-owned local company, Golden Years is well equip to adapt to each client’s needs on an individualized basis. We are not a franchise.
And because we are local, we are able to consult our care team concerning our clients care needs in a quick and efficient way. Our clients are our first priority. Nothing is more important to us than providing superior quality care for you or your loved.

Intensive Caregiver Training

At this time California has very few state requirements for caregivers. For this reason, many home care providers are not obligated to hire caregiver with formal training.
Golden Years always goes above and beyond the minimum requirements to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. Each Golden Years caregiver completes Golden Years Academy, an orientation training program which ensures our caregivers have a complete understanding of all the essential care techniques. This provides for a safe, and effective home care experience.

Immediate Caregiver Response Time

Golden Years is available by phone 24/7.

Local Golden Years representatives are available to meet with clients for any reason.

We are here for you, at your convenience, to discuss any care needs or concerns. And we will create a customized solution for any care concern. In addition, we can schedule an in person meeting any day, and most times, available within a few hours. Lastly, we are available during the day, evening, or weekends. We will work around your schedule.

With Golden Years, clients and professional care partners can call anytime to speak with live staff 24/7.

Complimentary Nurse Wellness Visits

Every client receives a complimentary wellness visit within 30 days of care service from Golden Years' own nursing staff.

Although no regulations require nurse oversight in California, Golden Years goes above and beyond the industry standard. Our clients are routinely visited by a Golden Years nurse. Each visit consists of a wellness check where our nurse discusses care needs and takes notes pertaining to the overall wellness of the client. These notes are submitted to our care team for review, where care changes are discussed and implemented after the family’s approval. We go the extra mile to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. We ca say with confidence, you won’t find any other locally owned care provider who will care for you or your loved one like us – By the way, there is never a fee for this service, it’s always free.

Specialized Care Management Program

At Golden Years In-Home Care, each client is assigned a dedicated Care Manager, ensuring personalized care that is second to none. This manager is available for questions, support, and scheduling changes.

Care Managers develop personal relationships with clients and their families, gaining insight into specific preferences and needs. This allows for effective communication, ensuring caregivers follow the care plan and adjust as needed.

Care Managers oversee caregivers, arrange services, make supervisory visits to seniors' homes, and conduct monthly wellness calls to families. They are specially trained to handle all client requests, providing comprehensive support for every client.