Home Care Services

We are a Medicare certified, Pennsylvania State Licensed provider of services in the following area:

  • Skilled NursingHermitage 2
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nurses Aide Services

We care for persons with all medical conditions from skilled service level to the “custodial level” which assists with activities of daily living such as personal care and homemaker services. Including the following medical conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Heat Disease
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post-op care
  • Stroke
  • Wound Care

Fill out our form or CALL 724-347-2124 to talk about your situation with a caring professional. We look forward to answering all of your questions.

In-Home Care and Companionship ServicesHermitage 1

All clients utilize a combination of our services in a way that is unique to them. We work with each individual client to create an individualized service plan to meet their specific needs. Below you will find an outline of some of our basic services. We offer hourly services, starting at as little as one hour at a time and extending to full 24 hours a day coverage. Please contact an office staff member to discuss your specific needs and we can help determine what services and schedule are right for you. Please note, one hour visits are not available after 5:00 pm and are limited by location.

Service Set Up and Assessments

We work closely with our clients and families to determine the kind and frequency of service that is appropriate for you or your loved one. From our initial informational phone call we can help you decide a plan of care that is appropriate for your specific situation. Our service set up process for new clients has been streamlined to be as easy and time efficient as possible. We recognize how busy our clients and their families are and as such have structured our setup process to be as easy as possible to get you the services you need as soon as possible. In home assessments can be useful in planning ongoing long term care in some cases but are not required to begin services unless ordered by a physician to begin medical/skilled care cases. To set up non-medical/non-skilled care such as bathing, personal care, home support and housekeeping, no in home assessment is needed. When necessary a services coordination visit can be made to assist in service set up for those clients who are home bound.

We do offer assessment services with a Registered Nurse to help establish the appropriate level of need and care for our clients who wish to have this service. This additional service that can be arranged without a doctor’s order for a fee.

Conversation and companionship

Socialization is very important to our mental and physical health. Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.Home Care Services Hermitage PA

Meal preparation and special diets

Many seniors do not have the opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal. Let our caregivers prepare a hot, delicious, nutritious meal. This service gives our clients the opportunity to eat the nutritious meals they need to enjoy healthier living.  We recognize that eating is a social activity and that good nutrition is important in order for people to live life to its fullest. It is especially important for a person whose body is in a weakened condition. Proper foods give us energy to carry out the day’s activities, are necessary to rebuild body tissue, prevent disease and are essential to any healing process.

Light housekeeping

Vacuuming, dusting, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms to include sinks, showers, tubs and toilet, cleaning kitchens, sinks, appliances, counters, taking out the trash, straightening all rooms, organizing closets and drawers, cleaning any interior windows that can be reached without a ladder. CareGivers Plus has housekeepers on staff especially for our client whose current needs are met with light housekeeping duties and are not in need of a caregiver yet.

Errand Services and grocery shopping

Caregivers will shop with or without the client accompanying them. They can shop at any store the client prefers. Errands may include post office, holiday shopping, grocery shopping, etc.

Respite or relief for family

Rest and relief for family members who are assisting with the care of their loved ones is very important. Caregivers Plus can provide respite services so you can run errands, go shopping or get some much-needed rest.

Medication Reminders

Although our caregivers cannot administer medications they can assist the individual who shares in the responsibility of taking their own medication. Assisting with opening medication containers or medpaks, reading labels and reminding the person to take their medications are all ways in which we can assist. Our caregivers will observe and document that medications have been taken.

Transportation Assistance

Nurse aides can make appointments for client and assist clients on and off the transit service shuttle. Can also accompany client while on the transit to various appointments. (Additional transportation services may be arranged, please contact an office staff member for further details for your specific needs.)

Laundry and linen washing

This can be done in either the client’s home or the Laundromat, includes washing, drying and putting things away.

Recreational activities and crafts

Whether it’s cards, board games, or a walk in the park, Caregivers Plus can help our clients stay active in mind, body and spirit. We also can take the client out to enjoy their favorite activities.

Mail assistance and organization

We can assist the client in separating the junk mail from the important mail, and let them know when bills are due.

Periodic review and communication with family

On a recurring basis we can contact the family to discuss how things are going, answer any concerns or redefine any services that may be needed. This is a great service for clients whose families live far away and may not be in daily contact with their loved ones

Care Calls

This service is perfect for our clients who do not need daily or regular home visits yet, or for those family members and supports who are very busy or live out of the area. Managing care for a loved one from a distance can be difficult especially from different time zones. CareGivers Plus offers Care Calls as an alternative or even in addition to regularly scheduled visits. This is an additional service available to our clients. A Care Call schedule can be arranged where in an office staff member will make regular wellness check calls and can alert family when a concern arises or a client cannot be reached. Contact an office staff member for further details.

Wellness Visits and Medication Management (Private Duty Registered Nurses)

Our office staff and Registered Nurses can work with you to create a customized care plan and price schedule for those clients requesting routine check-ins from one of our Registered Nurses. Medication Management is offered to assist clients and their families in organizing and filling pill planners and arranging refills. Registered Nurses can also provide Wellness Visits. These can be scheduled at a frequency that meets your specific need. Services provided during this time can be; blood pressure readings, blood sugar readings, pulse and weight checks, education and more. Care plans are designed around each client’s specific need and request. These are private pay services that can be arranged without a doctor’s order. Price plans for this service differ based on the care plan.

Personal Care Services

Bathing

Bathing is essential to an individual’s sense of well-being. It refreshes the spirit, provides relaxation while cleansing the skin and stimulating circulation.

Grooming and dressing guidance

We can help button buttons, tie shoes, put on socks, etc.

Mobility

Activity and exercise are vital to a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of movement to both physical and mental health are seen in everyday life. Benefits include increasing stamina, strengthening the heart, lowering blood pressure, improving digestion and sleep. In addition it improves mood, releases stress and increases mental alertness

Transferring and positioning

Moving or placing a person into a correct posture position encourages the functional activity of the body’s many systems. It assists in eliminating pressure areas on the skin, reducing atrophy and stiffening of muscles, encourages proper breathing, digestion, and elimination.

Incontinence care

Urinary or bowel incontinence can be embarrassing and troublesome and can become unsanitary if not taken care of correctly. Our caregivers understand the sensitivity of this situation and approaches to caring for individuals who need assistance.

Toileting

Our caregivers strive to provide an acceptable, comfortable and safe environment for all types of toileting needs.

Feeding

We understand that it is usually hard for an adult to accept the idea of not being able to feed themselves. The reasons are varied, however the sense of loss of independence is real. Our caregivers understand the feelings this can cause and take the extra effort to make the environment and mealtime special.

Oral hygiene

Proper mouth, teeth, denture and gum care are essentials to good oral and dental hygiene. Daily oral care can prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and assist in prevention of other diseases.