Visiting Angels - West Metro

Counties Served: Minnesota - Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Scott

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About Visiting Angels - West Metro

Personal home careor private duty caremakes it possible for older adults to age in place while living with physical disabilities or a chronic health condition. This type of home care includes help with personal activities, such as dressing, bathing, and mobility. Seniors who receive private or personal home care can maintain their independence and continue living at home, rather than moving to a care facility.

At Visiting Angels, we know how important the comfort of home can be for seniors. If your loved one is worried about losing their independence or finds themselves struggling with everyday tasks, Visiting Angels can help your loved receive the care they need to age in place on their own terms.

What Is Personal Care?

Personal care is one of the most common types of in-home care. Generally, this type of care is meant for individuals with chronic health conditions, physical disabilities, or difficulties with strength, coordination, and mobility. Care will typically include a combination of tasks and activities, which are designed to ensure the individual's safety, comfort, and well-being.

One of the most important aspects of personal home care (or private care) is assistance with Activities of Daily Living, also known as ADLs. These activities include things like dressing, personal grooming, bathing, and toileting. Personal caregivers have the skills and expertise required to provide assistance with these tasks, as well as similar tasks such as mobility and transfer assistance.

Personal caregivers can offer a helping hand with a number of other tasks, including assistance with errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and other routine activities. Our caregivers also provide individuals with companionship and conversation, helping reduce the risks of senior isolation.

Personal Caregiving vs. Companion Caregiving

When hiring in-home care for a loved one, it can be hard to distinguish between different types of caregiving. In particular, many families are unsure of the distinction between personal care and companion care, which are two of the most common types of in-home care.

The core distinction between these two types of care is help with Activities of Daily Living, as well as any other caregiving tasks that direct physical assistance. Personal caregivers have specific skills and abilities that allow them to provide direct physical assistance, while also performing other caregiving duties.

Companion caregivers, on the other hand, can assist with activities such as errands or light housekeeping. However, they are unable to assist with Activities of Daily Living or perform other tasks that involve physical assistance.

Because of this distinction, we recommend personal care services if your loved one requires direct physical assistance. We may also recommend this type of care if your loved one has a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or dementia. If your loved one does not require this level of assistance, we may recommend companion care services instead.

Get Started with Private Care Services

With Visiting Angels, it's easy to get started with private care services for your loved one.

We'll start by scheduling a free consultation that will give you the chance to learn more about our approach to private care and address any concerns you might have. At the same time, it gives us the chance to learn about your loved one's situation in detail. This will allow us to start developing a personalized care plan and schedule for your loved one.

Following this consultation, we will develop your loved one's care plan in more detail. At the same time, we will match your loved one with a caregiver whose skills and abilities make them ideally suited to your loved one's care needs. Our Select Your Caregiver program will make sure your loved one is matched with the right caregiver.

Ready to get started with personal care?

Find your nearest Visiting Angels' home care agency today or CONTACT US to learn more about our services!

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Hospice

"Ready, Set, Go Home" is a transitional care program designed to help seniors make a successful return home after hospitalization and to minimize the risk of rehospitalization.Roughly 20% of seniors on Medicare are hospitalized again within 30 days of discharge. Hospitalizations are stressful for older adults and their loved ones.Many older adults functionally decline after a hospitalization, which impairs independence and quality of life. Even the most basic tasks become overwhelming and exhausting.Visiting Angels is committed to reducing hospital readmissions through our Ready, Set, Go Home program. Designed to ensure the best outcomes, this program provides clients with essential personal home care services following a hospitalization.Our Discharge Guide to Prepare for Your Return HomeWhile still in the hospital or rehab, patients can ask the important questions outlined in our Ready, Set, Go Home discharge guide for better preparation in returning home. By using the guide to record information discussed in discharge plans with health care providers, seniors can identify areas requiring assistance and determine who (family, friends, neighbors and/or Visiting Angels) can help and coordinate their care at home.Our Visiting Angels team will visit seniors in the hospital and have a plan in place before discharge to ensure peace of mind for the entire family. With the input from seniors, loved ones and healthcare providers, we individualize care to meet their specific needs.When returning home, seniors can use the Ready, Set, Go Home discharge guide as a reference to important information and notes from health care providers. Seniors should also bring the guide to follow-up appointments, to maintain a comprehensive record of directives and remind them of questions to ask health care providers.Should you or a loved one require home care after a hospital stay, contact Visiting Angels today to learn more about our Ready, Set, Go Home program. Request a free home care consultation from your local Visiting Angels~ home care agency today.

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Non-Medical

We Care Every Day in Every Way. We provide you and your loved one peace-of-mind, and then we connect on so much more. We pride ourselves in the proper placing of our trustworthy caregivers with the needs and characteristics of the individual and family. From there, the essential relationship begins.  Home care makes aging in place possible for millions of seniors every year. Instead of moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, seniors can continue living where they feel happiest and most comfortable their home, whether that is a single-family home, apartment or assisted living facility.No one understands the importance of senior care like we do at Visiting Angels. As one of the country~s most trusted home care agencies in the country, we make senior care possible for older adults across the U.S. Our in-home care services for the elderly make daily living safer and more enjoyable, allowing seniors to spend their golden years in the comfort of home.Our elder care offers valuable support to families. Visiting Angels makes it easier to care for aging loved ones, helping families to spend more quality time together. At the same time, we provide much-needed respite for family caregivers, reducing their risk of caregiver burnout.Learn more how we provide the best care at home for seniors.

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Dementia Care

Dementia care services from Visiting Angels help individuals with early-stage, mid-stage, or late-stage dementia. These services, in addition to our Alzheimer~s care services, provide in-home care to clients with conditions such as vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, or Huntington~s disease.Visiting Angels can help your loved one stay safe and comfortable at home while living with dementia. We provide specialized care plans for clients with cognitive disorders, and we tailor home care to specific and personal needs. Your local Visiting Angels agency will match your loved one with a dedicated care provider or team of caregivers.Dementia care can also provide needed relief and support to those who care for family members with dementia. If you act as a caregiver for a loved one, we can make caregiving more manageable and less overwhelming. This way, you can dedicate more time to self-care, other family obligations, or simply spending quality time with your loved one.Our Dementia Care ServicesAlzheimer~s care and dementia care are often treated as the same thing. But that~s not necessarily true. While Alzheimer~s disease is the most common type of dementia, it~s not the only one.Other forms of dementia include conditions such as vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These conditions share a number of symptoms to Alzheimer~s, but they also come with unique challenges. Each type of dementia has a different cause. This leads to varying symptoms and causes them to progress in differing ways.Visiting Angels~ care services can be tailored to your loved one~s dementia diagnosis. We make it easier to manage the unique challenges of different dementias. Our dementia care services include specialized care plans for individuals with:Alzheimer~s diseaseVascular dementiaFrontotemporal dementiaLewy bodies dementiaCreutzfeldt-Jakob diseaseHuntington~s diseaseParkinson~s disease dementiaYoung-onset dementiaMixed dementiaDown syndromeOther types of dementiaWe create a one-of-a-kind care plan for every client that is tailored to your loved one~s condition, so that care is consistent with his or her diagnosis. At the same time, we will customize this care plan to make daily life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.Getting Started with Visiting AngelsAt Visiting Angels, we make it easy to find the right services and the right care provider for your loved one.When you contact us, we~ll start by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation. This consultation will give us the chance to learn about your loved one~s situation in detail, laying the foundation for your loved one~s care plan. At the same time, we~ll help answer any questions you have about in-home care.We may discuss your loved one~s care schedule or develop an initial care plan. Your loved one~s care schedule can include part-time, full-time, or 24/7 caregiving and will be based around your loved one~s established routines. We can also schedule care to accommodate any family members who live with your loved one or who perform care visits on a regular basis.Following the consultation, we will continue to develop your loved one~s care plan. In many cases, we will coordinate with the doctors and other health professionals at this stage. This allows us to develop your loved one~s care plan in accordance with medical directives. For example, we can plan and prepare meals according to nutrition recommendations provided by your loved one~s doctor.The final step is matching your loved one with a qualified care provider. We know how important the caregiver-client relationship can be. We also know that high-quality dementia care is only possible with knowledgeable and compassionate caregivers. All of our care providers have been carefully screened prior to placement, and we will work closely with you and your loved one to find the right fit.Ready to get started with dementia care?Find your nearest Visiting Angels~ home care agency today or CONTACT US to learn more about our services!

Visiting Angels - West Metro

Transition Specialists

"Ready, Set, Go Home" is a transitional care program designed to help seniors make a successful return home after hospitalization and to minimize the risk of rehospitalization.Roughly 20% of seniors on Medicare are hospitalized again within 30 days of discharge. Hospitalizations are stressful for older adults and their loved ones.Many older adults functionally decline after a hospitalization, which impairs independence and quality of life. Even the most basic tasks become overwhelming and exhausting.Visiting Angels is committed to reducing hospital readmissions through our Ready, Set, Go Home program. Designed to ensure the best outcomes, this program provides clients with essential personal home care services following a hospitalization.Our Discharge Guide to Prepare for Your Return HomeWhile still in the hospital or rehab, patients can ask the important questions outlined in our Ready, Set, Go Home discharge guide for better preparation in returning home. By using the guide to record information discussed in discharge plans with health care providers, seniors can identify areas requiring assistance and determine who (family, friends, neighbors and/or Visiting Angels) can help and coordinate their care at home.Our Visiting Angels team will visit seniors in the hospital and have a plan in place before discharge to ensure peace of mind for the entire family. With the input from seniors, loved ones and healthcare providers, we individualize care to meet their specific needs.When returning home, seniors can use the Ready, Set, Go Home discharge guide as a reference to important information and notes from health care providers. Seniors should also bring the guide to follow-up appointments, to maintain a comprehensive record of directives and remind them of questions to ask health care providers.Should you or a loved one require home care after a hospital stay, contact Visiting Angels today to learn more about our Ready, Set, Go Home program. Request a free home care consultation from your local Visiting Angels~ home care agency today.

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