Home Care Associates Provides Reliable In-Home Senior & Respite Care
Quality senior and respite care starts with matching our clients with a fully qualified aide. Each of our caregivers participate in an award winning training program ensuring they are equipped to provide a wide variety of in-home care services. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a free senior care assessment.
Determining your best option when seeking in-home assistance when caring for elderly relatives or loved ones can often be a difficult process. Our senior care aides are fully trained to provide care and meet the special needs of seniors. Our caregivers from a wide range of services including basic health monitoring, assistance with administering medications and accompany them to medical appointments.
We will work with you to design a care plan that fits the individual needs of both your family and your senior loved one. Our services provide support through assistance with medical equipment, mobility, the management of daily living activities and transportaion to appointmemts. Whether your elderly family member needs assistance for just a few hours a week or on a daily basis, we can be counted on to deliver reliable and compassionate care.
Respite & Post-Surgery Care
Respite care provides primary care givers support on an as-needed basis. Respite and senior assistance helps alleviate exhaustion and fatigue for those tending to the needs of a loved one. It allows them to recharge and take time to manage their own personal matters such as employment or vacation.
Respite care can also be a key component of the critical post surgery recovery process. Post surgery respite care includes rehabilitation, accommodating supervised mobility and aiding with daily tasks such as personal grooming and the taking of medications.
Studies have shown that social stimulation is essential to promoting overall mental and physical well-being. Our Companion Care services provide individuals with a supportive environment while accommodating their desire to remain independent. Such services include engaging in friendly conversation, assisting with moderate exercise activities and facilitating planned social outings, all in safe and comfortable surroundings.
The social benefits and supportive guidance provided by professional caregivers can make a world of difference to the health and welfare of a loved one. A Companion Care aide can provide continual social interaction along with assistance managing daily routines and tasks. They can also enable a more satisfying lifestyle for your loved one by providing them with a connection to their favorite hobbies, games and leisure activities. When you need a piece of mind that your loved one’s needs are being met on a regular basis, Companion Care is the solution.
Award Winning Training
HCA has been nationally recognized for its success in both recruiting and training qualified senior care and respite aides. With the assistance of the Pew Charitable Trusts, an advanced training program has been developed with a focus on caring for physically disabled adults, behaviorally disabled adults and hospice patients.
For its’ innovate approach to job training and education, HCA has been honored with the Governor’s Achievement Award, the American Society on Aging’s Best Practice Award, the Better Business Bureau’s Best Health Service Award and the Philadelphia County Assistance Office’s Employer Recognition Award. In addition to extensive training, all candidates undergo drug screening and a complete criminal background check.
Terrell has been with Home Care Associates for 21 years. Terrell joined Home Care Associates in 1993 after completing a “welfare-to-work” program. She began as a Home Health Aide and then was promoted to Director of Workforce Development where she is now responsible for making sure that our employees are fully prepared for the challenges they may face in the field.
Terrell also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of this worker-owned company. She’s been on the Board for 20 years, first elected by HCA’s worker owners in 1995.
Terrell does hesitate in mentioning that she is especially proud to work for the company because we value business that highlights more than simply the bottom line; but instead also focusing just as much time involving ourselves in improving the lives of our employees and their families.
Home care encompasses a wide variety of services including hospice care, physical therapy, short-terms assistance after hospital stays, and assistance with bathing and dressing. Home care agencies often provide rehabilitation and therapeutic care for the elderly and people with disabilities. Home Care Associates works with trained and certified home care aides to provide these services and more to you or your loved ones.
How do I choose a home care provider?
It is important that you know your options in order to select the best service and price for you and your family. Much of the necessary information can be found on our website and we are always happy to answer any questions you have about our agency and the benefits of working with an HCA aide.
Who should be involved in the process?
The person needing care, as well as their family and physician, should all be involved in the decision making and selection of a home care aide.
Why should I choose Home Care Associates?
HCA provides caring, reliable support to you or your family member in the home. Our aides are trained and certified paraprofessionals. As a worker-owned cooperative, HCA’s home care aides have an important stake in their work and their futures and take great pride in providing excellent care for each client. All aides receive excellent benefits including health insurance, transportation, and higher-than-average wages.
What if I already have a home care aide?
If you or your loved one already has an aide, Home Care Associates will assist you in scheduling, paying, and providing benefits to that person. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact Donna Jenkins, Attendant Care Scheduling Manager at: 267.238.3231 or Donna.Jenkins@hcapa.com
I am the primary caregiver for a friend or family member. How can HCA help me?
HCA will provide you with training and certification so that you can provide the best possible care for your loved one. As an HCA employee, you will have the opportunity to receive a salary and important benefits while you remain the caregiver for your loved one.
How will I pay for these home care services?
HCA will help you explore ways that may help you pay for long term care services. For information on long term living services available through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you can go to the following web site: www.dhs.pa.gov. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the costs and options involved with home care services.
What is Respite and how can it help me?
Respite services provide primary care givers with non-medical assistance and support within the home environment. Respite can be provided on a regular or as-needed basis and can be custom tailored to meet your individual needs.
When is it time to consider Senior Care for a parent or loved one?
There are certain factors to think about when determining whether or not it is time to bring in professional senior care. It is critical to assess the overall safety of your parent’s current circumstances and make a judgment call on what is best for their health and general well being. Deciding to enlist additional support should not be viewed as a weakness but rather a commitment in making sure your loved one receives the proper care in which they deserve.
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HCA is the third largest, women-owned busineses in the Philadelphia Region.
The Philadelphia Business Journal has released its list of the top 100 women-owned, local businesses. With approximately 250 employees, we are proud to be recognized as a leader among local female business owners.View the list of Philadelphia's largest women-owned busineses.
HCA has been recognized as Best for Overall Impact amongst Certified B Corps.
By scoring in the top 10% of all B Corps for overall social and environmental impact, we are among the businesses that have been honored as the Best for Overall Impact on the world.Check out the full list of honorees.
Home Care Associates featured in latest episode of PBS Newshour.
A recent episode of PBS’ show Newshour had a piece on long-term care that featured HCA – The episode interviewed Karen Kulp and Louasa Grant-Morrow for their take on where the long-term care industry currently stands, and where it could be headed in the future.Continue Reading