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Our Caregivers

Our caregivers are able to provide more than professional assistance. They also provide specialized services for a variety of care situations.

What is 24 Hour Care?

Unlike Live-in Care, 24 Hour Care is an around-the-clock type of service​ where two caregivers are booked daily and work 12 hours each. Sometimes 3 x 8 hour visits are preferred in order to ensure caregivers are at their maximum level of alertness.

As older people live longer, there is an increasing demand for care. Maintaining their independence, consistent care from dedicated carers and remaining in their familiar and comforting surroundings for as long as possible at the comfort of your own home could be the best choice.

Why choose 24 Hour Care?

Arranging 24-hour home care ensures your loved one benefits from home cooked meals as well as increased stability at home. Your loved one can also benefit from the following:

  • Maintain a comfortable, clean and safe home environment
  • Assistance to prevent falls or other injuries
  • Provide companionship, friendly conversation, and mental activities
  • Monitor medication regimens
  • Provide transportation and escort to appointments
  • Become a friend and trusted companion

What is Live-in Care?

Live-in Caregivers live in the patients home, having their own room within the home to provide round-the-clock care. This setting eliminates the time the caregivers consume in commuting to and from your home. This also adds utmost companionship to the patient with social isolation or loneliness due to disability or health deterioration.

Why choose Live-in Care?

The Care live-ins provide is the same as other types of Home Care — personal care,
daily living, companionship, and nursing services (if trained and licensed), prepare
meals, shop, provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, church.

There are generally two types of live-ins: those who have their own home elsewhere
and those who live solely in the some of the client. These differences will affect the
type and cost of care. But in either case, a private room in the home is assigned to
the live-in, in addition to other reasonable amenities such as storage, parking,
kitchen privileges, etc.

Legal Details

The terms are always laid out in a contract clearly defining the responsibilities of both parties. A professional care provider like Golden Age Companions is ideal for protecting the rights and responsibilities of the client and the caregiver alike, live-in or otherwise.

What is Companion Care?

The role of a companion care provider is to make life easier for seniors by helping them with their daily activities, providing emotional support and addressing any concerns they may have.

Companion care providers are not nurses or medical professionals. They provide assistance only when the senior asks for help, otherwise they offer company and a sense of protection. The Companion Care Services that we offer are:

  • Companionship Services – Assistance with daily living activities, emotional support and conversation.
  • 24-Hour Live-In Care – Assistance around the clock with all levels of personal care.
  • Around-the-clock Care – 24 hour coverage, however the shift structure is different. We provide two 12 hour shifts covering a 24 hour period or three 8 hour shifts instead of live-in care. This depends on your loved one’s needs.
  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care – Providing care for seniors who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Hourly care includes a variety of services, from grocery shopping and medication reminders to light cleaning. Shifts can be as little as 4 hours per day a few times a week or as much as 12 hours per day seven days a week.

What are the Benefits of a Companion Care Service?

Home care services for seniors not only provide short-term relief to family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties. They also promote independence, enabling seniors to maintain a high quality of life in the comfort of their own home. Some of the benefits that seniors can enjoy with our companion care services are:

  • Enhanced Safety – Home Health Aide Services have been shown to reduce the risk of falling in older adults by 70 percent. It is also essential for seniors with medical conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
  • Increased Socialization – Companionship services encourage seniors to interact with others, getting out of the house and meeting new people. It also allows their family members to focus on work or other responsibilities knowing that their loved ones are being cared for in a safe environment
  • Assistance with Daily Activities – Getting in and out of bed, getting dressed, cooking meals are just some of the activities that seniors struggle with. Our trained professionals are there to help them maneuver through their daily routines by assisting them with these activities or by reminding them when it’s time for a specific task
  • Maximized Independence – Home care services allow seniors to live independently with the knowledge that there is always someone they can turn to for assistance.
  • Peace of Mind – One of the greatest benefits that our clients are most thankful for are 24-Hour Live-In Care. Knowing that there is always someone at home looking after their loved one provides family caregivers with a sense of relief and security knowing that their loved ones are safe and in good hands.

What is Meal Preparation?

Meal preparation is the service of providing a loved one’s home with groceries and ingredients so that fresh, healthy meals can be prepared for them. This allows your loved one to maintain their independence and eat healthy in the comfort of their own home.

What are some benefits?

Meal preparation can be an excellent solution for seniors who cannot prepare meals on their own. This can be due to a lack of time, lack of interest in cooking, a physical disability, or a combination of all three. It is extremely important for seniors to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eating habits when they can no longer prepare meals on their own. Eating healthy will help your loved one feel better about themselves and keep their mind and body in the best condition possible.

How does eating healthy keep your loved one’s mind and body healthy?

Eating healthy helps promote a longer lifespan and reduces the risk of major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and stroke. Healthy food is full of antioxidants which give bodies energy. We all know what happens when our bodies lack energy, do we not? We get cranky!

What are some examples of healthy meals?

Some examples of healthy meals would include oatmeal with fresh fruit for breakfast, a salad with chicken and avocado for lunch, pasta with vegetables for dinner. Some most popular easy meals to make for seniors include: Protein Shake for a quick breakfast Chicken and Rice with vegetables, a good source of fiber and protein Ground beef stew with potatoes and carrots Homemade chili with rice or pasta on the side Steak stir fry over vegetables Beef stew with rice and vegetables These are just a few examples of quick, easy but healthy meals you can prepare for your loved one. Golden Age Companions is able to provide meal preparation service as well as grocery shopping to create these or any other meal that both you and your loved one would enjoy!

These are just a few examples of quick, easy but healthy meals you can prepare for your loved one. Golden Age Companions is able to provide meal preparation service as well as grocery shopping to create these or any other meal that both you and your loved one would enjoy!

Meal preparation can be an excellent solution for seniors who cannot prepare meals on their own. This can be due to a lack of time, lack of interest in cooking, a physical disability, or a combination of all three. It is extremely important for seniors to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eating habits when they can no longer prepare meals on their own. Eating healthy will help your loved one feel better about themselves and keep their mind and body in the best condition possible.

Eating healthy helps promote a longer lifespan and reduces the risk of major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and stroke. Healthy food is full of antioxidants which give bodies energy. We all know what happens when our bodies lack energy, do we not? We get cranky!

 

How can Golden Age Companions provide meal preparation for your loved one?

Golden Age Companions has a dedicated team of home care professionals who are experienced in preparing these types of meals. Our companions are knowledgeable about providing the best diet for seniors, so they can live their lives to the fullest. We offer 1-on-1 service with compassionate care for seniors who need assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, running errands, or companionship. We also offer the option of support in-home when families are not available to assist their loved ones.

Meal preparation is so much more than just food! It sends a message that you still care about them and motivates them to keep fighting for their independence.

Contact us today to learn more about Golden Age Companions’ meal preparation services.

What are Medication Reminders?

Medication reminders are a type of service where a caregiver comes into the home of their loved one to provide assistance for them with medications they may take daily or as necessary.  It is crucial that those who need medication on a daily basis remember their dosage and time, often times this can become very difficult for our seniors as they age.  Medication reminders are provided to help avoid detrimental mistakes, such as overdosing or taking the wrong medication at the wrong time.  By having an in-home caregiver come into their loved ones home, it is like having a helping hand there for them each and every day.

     Keep medications organized tips and tricks:

Medication reminders are a great way to ensure your loved one is taking the appropriate medication at the right time so they do not forget. You can keep them organized by making a calendar for each month, marking off which medications they need to take and when. This will also help them from getting confused as to what day it is and what medication they should take. By doing this it can also help them remember when their next dosage is.

The caregiver will provide daily checks to the home to ensure that all prescriptions are filled and that no medications need replacing, such as vitamins or over the counter meds that may expire. Then, depending on their arrangement with you, they can also do some housekeeping chores or help out around the house so that they are not stuck sitting there all day waiting for medication.  This can free them up to have their own activities they enjoy, live more independently and minimize days spent in hospital due to lack of activity.

Golden Age Companions offers a Medication Reminders Service to help your loved one organize their medications so that they are not forgotten or missed at the right time, which can be all too easy if left up to our seniors. Depending on what you think is best for your loved one, the caregiver will check the medications during their shift when they visit your loved one.

What is Personal Care & Hygiene?

Personal Care is the term used for general tasks that are meant to maintain a person’s health and well-being. These are necessary for people of all ages, but especially important during old age when people are more prone to getting medical complications or different diseases. Hygiene is one of the most important aspects of personal care that must be taken into consideration.

Why is it important?

Personal care and hygiene can help reduce the likelihood of contracting different illnesses including urinary tract infections, bed sores, respiratory illnesses, etc. For seniors who are living alone or in assisted living facilities, these different conditions can pose to be very dangerous. They would require constant medical monitoring and may even prolong hospitalization. This would be especially difficult for the seniors who are living alone.

How can it be achieved?

Having an in-home caregiver to assist with personal care and hygiene is one of the most convenient ways to maintain a person’s health. Personal care is all about taking small, daily tasks and making them more efficient for people with lack of physical ability. Having the help of someone who has experience with personal care services can prove to be much more beneficial for seniors.

Do I need to pay extra fees?

The benefit of having a Golden Age Companions caregiver is that we provide all inclusive pricing, with no extra fees for hygiene assistance. When compared to being at home, if your loved one is in a nursing home, there is almost always an extra charge, often $150 or more per shower.

When might one need personal care & hygiene?

Often as people age, they become less able to take care of themselves. This may be due to a combination of physical and mental decline. Some seniors who live alone, suffer from memory problems and forget to clean themselves.  Being unable to fix their own meals or wash themselves can expose them to many illnesses and potential infections.

What types of services do we provide?

Golden Age Companions offers a variety of senior personal care services including bathing, grooming, medication reminders, meal preparation, errands, light housekeeping and more.

How do I go about hiring a caregiver?

You can contact our office online or by phone at 949-630-0487 to speak with one of our friendly case manager. We’ll be delighted to answer any queries you may have about our services and schedule an appointment for us to begin the matching process for a caregiver for your loved one.

What is Respite Care?

Respite care is when someone comes to your house and helps you. You can take a break from caring for your family member or friend who needs help. If you are caring for someone, it can be stressful. Respite care is a way for someone to support your friend or family member while you take some time off. Respite care can provide relief and peace of mind knowing that your loved one has help during hard times. Respite care is important because it gives people time to rest and everyone needs time off. Respite Care helps people maintain their independence and dignity by providing a time of rest and relief for those caring for others.

Types of Respite Care:

There are many different types of respite care all with the same goal, to help those taking care of others by giving them some time off. There are several different forms of respite and some include:

Vacation Care: similar to hiring a babysitter for your children, vacation care is when someone comes into the home for a short period of time (a few hours or overnight) and takes care of the loved one. This can be very beneficial to family members who need time away from their role as primary caregiver. In general vacation care is used as a regular practice.

Short Term Respite Care for Seniors: short term respite can also be provided to seniors who are usually at risk of being placed in nursing homes or assisted living facilities due to their dependency on others. This form of respite care is very beneficial for those seniors who do not want to live in an institution, but require a break from the demands of home care.

Respite Care Benefits

The main benefits of respite care include relieving emotional stress and anxiety on family members, helping to decrease the negative aspects of the role as primary caregiver (such as depression), giving some relief to those providing care, quality time for the caregiver, peace of mind for caregivers knowing their loved ones are in good hands during their absence, helps reduce family conflict & relieves stress caused by physical care.

Why Use Respite Care?

Research has shown that using respite care has many positive effects on family members who are primary caregivers. Some of these include giving some relief and a break from the demands of care, improving family relationships and eliminating stresses. Caregivers often feel exhausted and experience low self-esteem due to physical care they provide to their loved ones as well as the emotional toll such as dealing with behavioral challenges. Respite services can be beneficial for all parties involved including those receiving care and those providing it.

Golden Age Companions Can Make a Difference:

Golden Age Companions is a home care agency that provides help with companion caregivers to individuals who require support, but do not want to leave their homes. Respite services can be provided by our caregiver specialists if the individual requires some relief from time to time. We understand how important it is for families to take care of themselves as well as providing care for their loved one. We are dedicated to helping families alleviate stress and anxiety by providing the highest level of quality care possible.

What is Hospice Support?

Hospice support is a beneficial service for individuals who are nearing the end of their life. Our caregivers can help senior citizens with everything from basic housekeeping to companionship during this time of need. If you or a loved one may be considering hospice support, read on to learn more about what these services can offer.

What does Hospice Support entail?

Hospice support is designed to help seniors with chronic medical conditions who are nearing the end of their life. These services include everything from 24/7 in-home care for our clients to bereavement support for their loved ones. Our trained caregivers can provide care in the form of housekeeping, home management, meal preparation, medication reminders and so much more.

How can Hospice Support help?

Hospice support offers seniors the opportunity to continue living both independently and comfortably during their final stages of life. While there are many challenges that come with caring for a loved one who is nearing the end of their life, our services can help ease some of this burden. Our caregivers are there to help with companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders and so much more.

What are the benefits of Hospice Support?

Hospice support is beneficial for both seniors and their loved ones. It’s important to remember that seniors who are receiving hospice care still maintain their independence and privacy, but also have the added convenience of 24/7 in-home assistance. Our caregivers can help with everything from medication reminders to housekeeping, meal preparation and even just companionship during this challenging time.

How much does Hospice Support cost?

Hospice support could be an ideal service for your loved one. The cost varies depending on many individual factors, but our experienced case managers are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the costs of these services. We work closely with families in order to provide hospice support at a price that is manageable within their budget.

How we can make a difference:

Hospice support can make a big difference in seniors lives. For families, it offers the chance to help their loved ones maintain independence without worrying about the physical and emotional burden of hospice care. For seniors, it provides them with companionship, housekeeping and meal preparation without the need to leave home. Golden Age Companions can provide all of these services and more, during this trying time for both families and their loved ones.

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    18851 Bardeen Ave, Ste. 200,Irvine, CA 92612

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    (949)-630-0487 (866)-668-6800

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