Consider the type of care you may need. You may need an in-home companion to help you at home after chemotherapy or surgery. Talk with your cancer care team and your family caregivers about what type of caregiving to plan for during your treatment and recovery.
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HomeCare Professionals strive to be as flexible as possible, enabling us to better meet our client’s needs and schedules across all our services.
At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. But don’t just take our word for it read our testimonials.
Step 1: Contact
The client or their advocate (someone acting on the client’s behalf) decide they are interested in exploring home care. They proactively research service providers or get a referral for a company that provides service in their geographic area of need. The client/advocate will then call HomeCare Professionals or visit our Get Started page and communicate the general needs of the client. Home care is not appropriate for everyone and during this initial conversation we will be able to determine if the client is a good candidate for home care services. If the client is a candidate for home care care then an in-person assessment will be scheduled at a time and date convenient for the client should the client wish to proceed.
Step 2: The Assessment
The assessment is a thorough face to face consultation by HomeCare Professionals with the client/advocate where all relevant details pertaining to the care situation are discussed. The exact cost, schedule, care needs and other factors are all examined and discussed. In some situations, it is possible to do the assessment over the phone when the client’s urgency does not permit the time for an in-person assessment. The assessment is a collaborative meeting where we couple our experience of over a decade of providing care with the client / advocates personal knowledge and history of the recipient of care. At the conclusion of the assessment clients will have a full and complete understanding of how our services work. HomeCare Professionals does not charge any fees to assess potential clients.
Step 3: Caregiver Selection
HomeCare Professionals has a large team of caregivers who have a broad range of experience and backgrounds. Making the right match between caregiver(s) and client is perhaps the most important aspect of what we do. We utilize the information gathered during the assessment and take those many factors into pairing caregivers with clients. Depending on client preference, one-on-one caregiver interviews with the client/advocate can be conducted during this step, however clients often simply ask HomeCare Professionals to make the caregiver selection once the assessment has been completed. Once appropriate caregivers have been selected and confirmed, HomeCare Professionals is ready to provide service.
Step 4: Commencing Service
Once the caregiver(s) have been agreed upon and confirmed, all that is required is a signature on our service agreement and services can begin at the agreed upon time.
Our caregivers can help improve safe movement and mobility around your home, while providing recommendations as to home adaptations that will make life at home easier.
This can include the task-orientated aspects of caring for someone, like bathing and getting dressed, but also those that promote self-esteem, like having your nails maintained, or your hair styled.
We understand the importance of nutrition and how appetite can change when living with cancer and the effects of treatment. We work with our clients to create menu plans that meet their needs and preferences.
We can help invite friends and family over for visits / socialization and celebrations, providing the support you need to enjoy time with loved ones.
Our caregivers want you to remain as independent as possible. Remaining connected to your local community by going to the grocery, taking a walk, or going for a drive can be very important or mental health.
As companions our staff helps with light housekeeping, light laundry, making the bed, meal preparation, or just sitting together to talk.
If you have a pet that needs to be fed or walked, our companions can help.
Our home care for cancer patients is highly flexible and we provide our service as either 24-hour live-in care, a short-term care arrangement or as respite care.
Respite care or a short-term arrangement provide an opportunity for a family caregiver to take a much-needed break from caring for someone with cancer.
HomeCare Professionals is a licensed Home Care Organization by the State of California. We have locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Sacramento Area. At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our client and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client.
Often our client’s urgency dictates the manner in which we proceed. In some cases we are asked to begin services the within a few hours of the client making their initial contact. In other cases, clients may take weeks or longer before deciding to start service. HomeCare Professionals strives to be as flexible as possible which enables us to better meet our client’s needs and schedules, not the other way around.