Personalized Living, Brookdale's private duty home care, helps you or a loved one gain confidence in your daily life by providing assistance for a range of tasks. Perhaps you aren’t ready to move into a senior living community, but you would love to have more companionship or help running errands and preparing meals. Maybe you are transitioning from the hospital back home and need some assistance with medication management or getting dressed in the morning.
With Brookdale Personalized Living, our caregivers can come to you, wherever that may be, to provide the extra assistance or companionship you need.
Many people find that they can continue living independently even longer with the assistance of Personalized Living services.
Everyone needs a little extra help at some point in their life. Whether it’s a working parent who uses childcare or a child who needs additional tutoring for a challenging subject. Knowing when and how to ask for help can be a powerful first step in gaining control over your life.
- Dressing and grooming
- Hygiene and bathing
- Mobility and transference
- Medication management
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Shopping and running errands
Personalized Living is our private duty service that offers access to senior living experts and a coordinated suite of social, advisory, wellness, home care and even cleaning services. Light housekeeping, preparing dinner, cleaning a litter box, picking up groceries and other household tasks. It can provide daily calls to check in on how a loved one is doing, remind them about medical appointments, pay bills or even take care of the house, bring in the mail and water plants during a vacation.
Whether you are in need of an escort to medical appointments or help running errands, Personalized Living services are customizable and can be arranged on a short-term or long-term basis. You can start or stop personalized living services at any time.
There has traditionally been an expectation that family members can help with errands and daily tasks, but that’s not always realistic. In our highly-mobile society, many seniors live hundreds or even thousands of miles from their adult children, but even seniors with family nearby may prefer not to ask them for help, because it makes them feel like a burden. Brookdale’s Personalized Living services offer a valuable solution to these concerns, and can help seniors stay independent, healthy and thriving.
Private duty caregivers provide a wide range of services. Some of the most common ones include:
• Grooming and dressing
• Medication management
• Light meal preparation
• Walking companion
• Household care and organization
• Other supportive and concierge services
Typically our caregivers complete a pre-hire screening for skills, undergo a criminal background check, as well as provide a list of references before getting hired to ensure they meet Brookdale standards. Once they are hired, caregivers often undergo special training and continuing education.
Home health focuses on providing skilled, medical services at home after you've experienced a change in condition, injury or exacerbation of a chronic disease. Typically, home health is meant to be short-term and often treats patients over a period of 60 days. Primary services include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, certified nursing
Private duty can be used to serve medical or non-medical needs, either on a short-term or long-term basis. Primary services are registered nursing, certified nursing assistance and concierge services, including transportation, pet care, housekeeping, shopping, cooking and more.
Some people believe that hiring a caregiver privately will help them save money or give them greater control over the service, but screening prospective employees takes time and financial resources. If you choose to privately hire a caregiver referred to you from a nurse registry or from a friend or neighbor, then you typically assume the responsibilities of an employer by supervising care and providing insurance and payroll services. This can often add unwanted stress.
If you work with a licensed private duty agency, like Brookdale, then you'll typically be getting a caregiver who has already completed a pre-hiring screening for skills, criminal background, references and knowledge level. The agency also acts as the employer so you don't have to shoulder the responsibility. Additional benefits of working with an agency include: added supervision and quality assurance over the caregiver, provided liability insurance, continued training and education, payroll management, and coverage if the regular caregiver gets sick.
If Private Duty isn't the right fit, your loved one may need another option. How can we help?