Take Care of Yourself This New Year

It’s a new year. Which means we all have the chance to reorganize our priorities for a fresh start. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our health and safety comes first. 

There is no better time than right now to prioritize self-care. Especially if you are entering your senior years, and realize a little extra help could go a long way in your home. Use this time as an opportunity to look into home health aides. Whether you need help preparing meals, cleaning the house, or even juggling doctors’ visits, the home health aides at United Methodist Communities HomeWorks are ready to help! If you’re not sure where to start, the team at UMC has put together a guide to address common questions and concerns with hiring a home health aide. 

What services do home-health aides provide? 

Our home health care organization, United Methodist Communities HomeWorks helps seniors stay independent at home by providing a little extra help whenever needed. Our caregivers are state certified home health aides (CHHA), screened for experience, compassion, and patience in helping seniors with daily tasks of living. Having a home health aide allows both seniors and their families to live life to the fullest by giving them the support they need to stay in their homes safely.

We can provide different types of services based on what you need, including:

  • Medication management
  • Grocery shopping and running errands
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping services
  • Personal care, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing, etc.
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s memory support and care
  • Communicating between doctors and family members on care needs and healthcare choices, which  is especially important when family lives far away
  • Respite care to assist caregiving family members, or to provide care for specific needs such as recovery from an illness or surgery, during a vacation, etc.
  • Companionship
  • 24-hour live-in care
  • Tapestries at Home: Specialized dementia care

Finding a home health aide you can trust

Because home health aides take on such a personal role in your life and home, it’s essential that you find someone who you enjoy spending time with. Someone who suits your lifestyle and, above all else, is fully qualified and trustworthy for this important role. It can be tough inviting a new person into your home, especially for more intimate, personal care services. Despite this, our team is determined to find someone who will feel like part of the family, while assisting you with the utmost professionalism and empathy.

At United Methodist Communities, we’ve been serving seniors in New Jersey for over 110 years – something we are extremely proud of! Not only have we taken the time to learn what services older adults need to stay independent, we’ve also developed a way to customize these in-home care services, making them as flexible and affordable as possible.

Although, we all have a pretty good sense of humor, we take our role in your life very seriously. That is reflected in how we select the caregivers on our team. Our state-certified caregivers provide assistance for seniors with a wide range of care and medical needs. You can feel confident welcoming  HomeWorks’  experienced and trained staff into your home. All programs include an initial evaluation and continued oversight by a registered nurse in case additional medical support is needed within the home.

In addition, we screen our caregivers beyond their training and experience. We look for individuals who are patient, kind, compassionate and willing to go the extra mile to make a difference in your quality of life.

Continue to live independently with UMC HomeWorks

Needing extra help does not mean you have to give up your home, your community, or your independence. Our team of in-home health aides are fully equipped to bring an abundant life into your home. They are the bridge between companionship and the support you really need. Let us worry about the small stuff like running errands, cooking, and managing medications, so you can keep living your life to the fullest.

For more information about our home health aides across New Jersey, please call us today or visit our website at: https://homeworks.umcommunities.org/contact/