Everyone needs medical care at some point — especially as we age. But many people need non-medical care at least as much. That is to say, people with common age-related concerns chronic health situations may need help with everyday needs. These include a broad range of activities, from housekeeping and meal preparation to bathing assistance to just plain conversation.
Our caregivers can provide these kinds of assistance and support.
About Our Non-Medical In-Home Caregivers
We call our non-medical employees as a group “caregivers” because it’s their responsibility to make sure our clients are safe, comfortable, and happy in their homes. These caring individuals might not be doctors or nurses, but they’re essential for significant reasons.
Companion Care Workers (CCW)
CCW’s are focused on companionship, socialization, and emotional support. The skills and dispositions they bring to this role involve planning and organization, empathy, and excellent communication abilities.
Typical CCW Responsibilities
- Cooking, cleaning the kitchen, or taking out the garbage
- Cooperation and support for personal projects, such as cleaning out a closet
- Assisting with tasks that require fine motor skills such as sorting pills or chopping vegetables
- Ensuring a regular eating schedule and helping with a healthy diet
- Companionship for errands or shopping
- Planning or scheduling health appointments and social activities
- Serving as liaisons between family members and other care professionals
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
CNA’s are certified health care providers. They work closely with patients daily. They also work with nurses and doctors to ensure all records and communications are clear and comprehensive. Depending on the situation in which a CNA is working, they might also help transport patients to treatment or set up medical equipment.
Typical CNA Responsibilities
- Observing and noting any changes in the patient’s behavior
- Feeding, bathing, and dressing patients
- Taking patients’ vital signs like temperature to blood pressure
- Serving meals and sometimes helping patients eat
- Light housekeeping
- Setting up medical equipment and assisting with its use
- Turning or repositioning people who stay in bed or use wheelchairs
- Researching conditions and treatment plans for caregivers, nurses, or doctors
- Diligently monitoring troubling signs such as bruises, blood, or wounds
- Cleaning bedpans and soiled bedding
Home Health Aides (HHA)
Home health aides go to patients’ homes to deliver non-medical in-home care to the elderly, ill, or physically or cognitively impaired. Home health aides usually work with patients needing more extensive physical/medical care than a typical family can provide.
Home health aides have certifications from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and other specific schools licensed by the Florida Department of Education.
Typical HHA Responsibilities
- Non-medical personal care
- Assistance with mobility
- Teaching family members about safety precautions
- Medication reminders and prescription pick-up
- Escorting patients to appointments or meetings
- Moving and lifting patients as required
- Cleanliness and infection control
- Providing nutritional advice as appropriate
- Performing emergency procedures or finding someone who can
Praise From Our Clients
“After a lot of research I went with BBHC because they had the most reasonable rates and experience. I am so so happy with my decision as they’ve provided me with a wonderful caregiver for my grandmother who has become her favorite companion. I could not be more grateful for the caregiver and the office staff who’ve made the process so seamless.”
– Aymen Q.
“Their communication with and respect for their clients is superb! The home care providers are fully screened and exceptional. Flexibility and making accommodations for their clients is another strength. If using an insurance company for payments, the process is seamless.”
– Irene W.
Getting the Process Started
We begin with a phone call and then an RN home visit. Next, we develop a customized care plan. Then, we match you or your loved one with caregivers who have the skills and personalities to best support your goal requirements.
Our RN orients the patient’s care team to their needs and will do ongoing reassessments. The last step is taking care of the paperwork.
Given a choice, most seniors would prefer to remain in their own homes as they get older. Boynton Beach Home Care turns that choice into a real possibility. We make staying at home manageable for many older people with chronic illness, cognitive impairment, or other age-related complications.
When it comes to payment, we offer a variety of options. These include long-term care or life insurance, health savings accounts, private payment, short-term care insurance, and veterans benefits.
Our Service Area
Boynton Beach Home Care serves the following Florida communities: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Manalapan, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Juno Beach, and Port St. Lucie.
A Brief Note on COVID-19
All of our caregivers must be educated and trained in the precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. That means they can recognize the signs and symptoms of Covid-19 for themselves and their clients.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our caregivers have worn masks at all times. They also educate those they serve on how to protect themselves.
Welcome to Boynton Beach Home Care
Consider Boynton Beach Home Care for your or a loved one’s in-home non-medical care needs, whatever those may include. We provide the compassionate and life-sustaining care that seniors and people with age-related problems need to stay well and continue living where they’re most comfortable: in their own homes.