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In-Home Care: The Alternative to Nursing Homes, Assisted Living

April 11, 2018

Asking for help is difficult.  Knowing when someone you love needs help can be even harder.  The last thing any parent or family member wants is to be a burden to those they care about and will often avoid asking for help until it becomes evident they need it.

But when do you know it’s time to get help?  If a parent or family member has difficulty completing simple, everyday chores such as bathing, dressing, moving or using the bathroom, it may be a sign that they may not be able to continue living on their own at home.  Other warning signs to look out for include a lack of fresh food, dirty or soiled living spaces, an increase in clutter, missed medications and numerous unpaid bills.  If you have a parent or family member who is having trouble living on their own, Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home may be the solution you have been looking for.

The caregivers from Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home help your loved ones maintain their lives when living independently becomes difficult due to age or disability.  Their personal care assistants, live-ins, companions, and homemakers are an ideal alternative to assisted living or nursing home care. The services offered by Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home include personal care attendants, homemaking, access to Lifeline/emergency response units and 24/7 live-in care.

“As part of Hartford HealthCare’s system of care, Independence at Home is able to provide families access to in-home caregivers who are part of the team of doctors and hospitals you already know and trust,” said Michael Nappi, Vice President of Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home.  “Our in-home caregivers are thoroughly screened and vetted to ensure we place quality, caring and compassionate individuals in the home. In addition to state regulated criminal background checks, we go above board and require pre-hire drug screenings, which are not required in the state regulations.

“We also have full time office team members available 24/7, provide in-home quality spot checks by a supervisor, require caregivers to receive a flu shot to help prevent the spread of infection and we require all team members to participate in a full-day orientation upon hire, as well as ongoing trainings. Whether it’s just an extra helping hand or around-the-clock care, you and your family can find peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are in the hands of the most trusted in-home care providers in Connecticut.”

For more information about Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home, call 1.800.HOMECARE or click here.