What Home Care Clients Cherish: Caregiver FlexibilityPosted on August 11, 2020
Linda, a longtime Homecare Choices client, has simple needs. A caregiver picks her up twice a week, takes her to dialysis, brings her home, makes lunch, and stays for a few hours to provide assistance and companionship. Helping her out of bed and doing shopping when needed are among the caregiving tasks, which tend to focus on transporting […]
After Surgery, a Caregiver Is a Bridge Back to IndependencePosted on July 8, 2020
Louise still drives at 77 and has been very active—until back surgery slowed her down enough that she considered the possibility of having to move into an assisted living facility. Now, however, she’s looking forward to enjoying many more years at home in South Yarmouth, Mass., the haven she chose after her husband died while […]
A Caregiver’s Positive Impact in a Brief, Complex SituationPosted on June 21, 2020
Andrew provided in-home care to Carl for a short period before his death, but the bond was instant and the kindness offered by Andrew proved especially valuable amid difficult circumstances. Carl’s daughter Susan knew that her father needed a caregiver’s assistance. His health was delicate and she was concerned about the worsening dynamics between Carl […]
Caregivers on the Benefits of Working for Homecare ChoicesPosted on June 5, 2020
The caregivers of Homecare Choices and Care… From the Heart, which joined forces in January, highlight the same powerful factor when asked about job satisfaction—“just knowing at the end of every day that you’ve made a difference for someone,” as Marilyn puts it. “Seeing a client’s quality of life improve because you’re there with them […]
Phil & Bonnie: An Uplifting Caregiver-Client StoryPosted on May 25, 2020
Alexander Stewart at Gettysburg “If they told me today, ‘Phil doesn’t need you,’ I would still go and see Phil,” says Bonnie Shamey, a caregiver for Homecare Choices. Her statement speaks to the close relationships formed by caregivers and clients, as well as highlighting the big-picture benefit of Homecare Choices’ in-home senior care on Cape […]
A Caregiver’s Greatest Gift: High Quality of Life at HomePosted on April 30, 2020
After Patricia had a stroke, her son Bob was determined to find a way to maintain her quality of life—and keep her at home. Bob lives in Sagamore Beach, Mass., and his mother had a house down the street. Before she could be discharged from a rehab facility in Braintree following the stroke, Bob had […]
Safe Home Care for Seniors Even More Important Amid CoronavirusPosted on April 23, 2020
The essential qualities of personal home care services on Cape Cod that allow seniors to remain at home comfortably and safely have taken on even greater value in these uncertain times created by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Homecare Choices always ensured that seniors needing personal and concierge care could count on trusted caregivers who are […]
Looking Forward to a Special DayPosted on November 30, 2016
The Homecare Choices team entered the personal care field to enrich the quality of life for people as they age. Creating moments of joy, fun and celebration is an important priority at any age but it can require more planning as we age. This is why we developed our Special Day service.
Managing the Risks that Come with AgePosted on November 24, 2016
As we age, balance and flexibility gradually deteriorate, and it becomes easier to fall and harder to recover from injuries. Your home environment must allow for safety and comfort in aging or the little obstacles to easy mobility can quickly become huge problems if unaddressed. As the first step to reclaiming your life, Homecare Choices provides free home safety assessments.
A Relationship of TrustPosted on November 20, 2016
Homecare Choices was created with the intention of setting a new standard in personal care partnerships. Our goal is trust and collaboration with clients and their families. We believe that a service provider who joins you in your home and helps you to navigate your most personal care had better be a trusted ally.
Building a Conversation about Changing NeedsPosted on November 15, 2016
The most common scenario that leads people to a personal care service is the concern of a loved one. Adult children or friends may notice something changing and become worried that their dear friend or family member is in need of help. We’ve developed some pointers to consider when thinking about how to talk to a loved one about getting help.
Our Journey to Home CarePosted on October 30, 2016
Homecare Choices is part of a long tradition of innovation. Our parent organization, North American Family Institute (NAFI) was born in 1974 and has operated hundreds of human service programs in more than a dozen states since. Read about why we have chosen to bring our home care services to Cape Cod.