Oakland Home Care – Delivering the Highest Quality of Care for Seniors
Are you concerned about the safety and wellbeing of an elderly parent or loved one? Do they require care and attention you are unable to provide? If yes, Home Care Assistance offers the ideal care solution. Home Care Assistance of Oakland is a leading provider of non-medical home care. To ensure we never fall short of delivering the highest quality of care, your loved one’s care is administered by a committed team of care management professionals. Our devoted caregivers are professionally trained and available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. To help ensure the safety and comfort of their clients, caregivers assist in several areas including:
- Household Care: light housekeeping, laundry, ironing and dishwashing
- Personal Care: bathing, dressing, grooming and incontinence
- Health Management: meal preparation and exercise
- Companionship: socialization, company and accompaniment to appointments
- Transportation: doctor’s appointments, grocery store, pharmacy and other errands
Home Care Tailored to the Unique Needs of Each Client
To determine care needs, a Care Manager will conduct a detailed assessment, speaking with the senior, their family and their doctor. After learning the client’s condition, daily challenges and specific preferences, we create a customized plan of care. We then select caregivers who are able to meet care needs and are also a good fit for the client in terms of personality and common interests. Our careful matching process helps to create a more meaningful relationship, enhances safety and provides the client with consistent care.
Home Care Assistance caregivers are also professionally trained in caring for seniors with advanced illnesses. Families of seniors who struggle with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s or cancer are provided with peace of mind knowing their loved one is being cared for by an experienced and compassionate caregiver from the comfort of their own home.
Enhancing Quality of Life through Our Balanced Care Method™
At Home Care Assistance, we train all of our caregivers and staff in the Balanced Care Method™, our proprietary model of care based on studies of extraordinarily long-lived elders in the Okinawa region of Japan. Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians in the world and among the lowest levels of cognitive impairment in the elderly population. The Balanced Care Method™ seeks to capture some of the lifestyle factors that lead to extended longevity and improved quality of life, including a healthy diet, regular physical activity, sharp minds, social ties, calmness and purpose. By focusing on seniors' mental and physical wellness, our caregivers extend and enhance the lives of our clients.
Our Mission at Home Care Assistance
Our mission at Home Care Assistance is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in live-in care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults.
We pride ourselves in serving as a valuable resource to older adults and their loved ones seeking information about care options. Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions:1
What services to home care agencies provide?
Home care agencies provide non-medical care via expertly trained caregivers. These caregivers assist with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as toileting, grooming, transferring and ambulating and dressing and services such as light housekeeping, nutritious meal preparation, transportation to appointments and meaningful companionship.2
Do you offer the same services to every client?
We encourage you to contact Home Care Assistance in Oakland to speak with our extremely helpful care managers to learn more about creating a personalized and customized care plan for you or your loved one. Each client is provided the care necessary to meet his or her specific needs and careful oversight by our dedicated care managers, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ensures that clients are receiving the care that they need to thrive. With a flat rate, our fees do not increase should the care needs of the client increase.3
Can I read testimonials from clients?
Yes! We encourage you to read what the clients with whom we have had the privilege of working have to say about us. From being called "a total blessing" and consistently being praised for the "outstanding job" that our caregivers do, we love to hear from our clients and their families and we hope that you will be contacting us to share your positive experiences in the near future too!
What is live-in care?
For people who are looking for a comprehensive alternative to any type of facility in the Bay Area, or prefer the comfort and safety of round-the-clock monitoring and care, we offer 24/7 live-in care. A live-in caregiver comes to the senior's home and stays around the clock. With live-in care, a caregiver is always watching over the senior and is ready to assist in all activities of daily living.
Live-in care does not mean that the caregiver moves into the senior's home. Caregivers must maintain a separate residence and are not allowed to use the personal property, such as the telephone or car, of the senior. Caregivers stay in the home only for the duration of their assigned shift. They may not have visitors nor invite family to the home while they are working. For seniors who need continuous, 24-hour monitoring or assistance 7 days a week, one caregiver covers for 4 days and second caregiver covers for 3 days.5
Do you only provide services at home?
Home Care Assistance is the Preferred Provider for many leading assisted living and retirement communities and leading hospitals throughout the Oakland-Berkeley and greater Bay Area. We commonly send caregivers to hospital and assisted living facilities to provide the additional support than an older adult may need to promote optimal quality of life.