In Home Care

Providing companionship and help with daily living where ever you call home.

Companion ImageCompanion/Homemaker Services:

Companionship – Being human, we all crave social encounters. Without this, we can become withdrawn, depressed, and lonely which can affect our health. Community Home Care’s Care Team is here to bring a smile to a loved one’s face, provide company, engage in conversation, or simply put a puzzle together with a client or do a fun craft. Sometimes, all people need is a fresh face, some outside stimulation and some one-on-one time just for them!

Respite Care – Care giving for a family member or friend can be very rewarding and bring families together, however, it can also be very stressful, tiring, affect your own health and can end up negatively affecting families when the need goes on for any length of time. Community Home Care is here for you when you need a break. Whether it is taking over the care giving for a period of time, or simply helping you with all of your other daily tasks such as light housekeeping, running errands, etc., we can provide that crucial support for you.

 

Hospital to Home Transition Care – While being released from the hospital or rehab/nursing facility is always good news, it can also be stressful and a little scary as you wonder if you are really ready to go home alone. That is why Community Home Care offers this invaluable service. We can do everything from pick you or a loved one up from the facility, prepare your home for your arrival with light housekeeping, clean sheets, take you to your medical follow-up visits, pick up groceries and prescriptions and everything in between. Whatever you need to get back on your feet is our priority.

 

Medication Reminders – When medication is missed, your body can have negative reactions which can greatly affect your health, safety and well being. While Community Home Care cannot dispense medications, we can certainly help make sure you are taking them when you should and taking them as directed (with food or without, etc).

 

Housekeeping – A clean home is a happy home, but sometimes, you may not have the mobility, strength or ability to take care of housekeeping yourself. Community Home Care provides light housekeeping service that includes sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, straightening all rooms, organize closets and drawers, change bedding, etc. We can assist with all of your laundry needs as well.

 

Appointment Companion – Doctor’s appointments can be filled with a lot of important information regarding future care, medication changes, follow up appointments, etc. All of the items discussed in an appointment can be hard to remember for anyone. Let our caregiver accompany you or your loved one to that next appointment. We will go into the room with our clients upon their request, capture the items discussed, then relay the information back to the family members if desired.

 

Errands – Community Home Care caregivers can run errands such as grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions or going to the post office. Clients can choose to stay home or assist with the shopping or errands as this is a good way to get a little exercise and enjoy some fresh air.

 

Cooking – Eating enough and eating well can do a lot for a person’s strength and health but it is not always easy to prepare meals when you are on your own. Community Home Care caregivers can help with meal planning, cooking, and clean up! Some clients have our caregivers prepare meals for a week at a time, that way they can just grab a precooked meal and heat it up when they are on their own.
Pet care – Animals are good for the soul but sometimes they want to go out when you don’t, or need some special attention. We can help when those times come up as well.

 

Personal Care AidePersonal Care Aide Services:

Along with all of the Homemaker/Companion services already discussed, Community Home Care’s Personal Care Aides are there to help with the daily/weekly tasks that for some, can be hard to manage on their own.

Bathing (shower, tub, or sponge) – Who doesn’t feel better after a bath? But wet surfaces can be slick and scary if you are weak or unsteady and can leave you exhausted. We can assist with the bathing or simply be there for support while getting in and out.

 

Grooming – Our Personal Care Aides can provide assistance with tasks such as oral hygiene, shampooing /fixing your hair, nail care (file and polish).

 

Dressing – Sometimes bending over to put on socks and shoes can make your head spin! Even buttons can be hard to manage at times. We can help.

 

Ambulation/Transfers – Movement is freedom. Community Home Care’s Personal Aides can assist in getting you up and moving safely. Whether it is out and about for a car ride or simply moving from your bed to your favorite recliner, we are here to help you retain as much freedom as possible.

 

Toileting and Continence Care – Community Home Care understands that sensitivity and compassion are very important when it comes to toileting and continence care. Our Personal Care Aides can provide caring assistance to help our clients maintain their self esteem and dignity.

Assessment

Please take a moment to complete our Assessment of Home Care Needs.

A Community Home Care representative will call you to discuss how we can be of assistance to you or your loved one(s).
Community Home Care will never share or sell your information. We respect your privacy. All information gathered will be kept strictly confidential.
If you are filling this out for another person, please enter your contact information first followed by the person who would be receiving care.

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How did you hear about us?

 

Call us toll-free at: 402-875-2575 to find out information about any of our locations below

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Address:1038 196th Rd. Pleasant Dale, NE 68423

Fax: 402-761-4610

Toll-Free: 402-875-2575(2273)

Email: pat.snyder@mycommunityhomecare.com

Caregiver Application

 

We understand that trust is the basis for any relationship, so when you ask us to care for you or your loved ones in the home, we take that responsibility very seriously.

Our careers have been committed to helping local folks through quality services and employment, which is why we are pleased to now be providing home care to the Southeast Nebraska area. Between running long-term care facilities and a healthcare association, and managing operations and high volumes of staff, we’ve got the recipe for excellent care. With our combined business know-how and knowledge of people in many stages of life, we’re able to make a positive impact on people’s day to day lives.

There have been times in the past when having a reliable and trustworthy companion in our family would have made a world of difference to us, and so it’s with this level of compassion, and our 60+ combined years in the healthcare and management world, that we bring you care that’s second to none. Our clients are always treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Give us a call and see how we live our mission everyday:

Helping people stay at home by providing excellent and compassionate care.<br/ >

-Pat Snyder

Southeast Nebraska Application

Frequently asked questions:

Q:What is home care?

Home care is exactly that – care in the comfort of your own home. Community Home Care provides the additional support individuals might need to stay in the home, or for additional assistance wanted in a nursing home or independent and assisted living facilities.

Q:Who would need or benefit from in-home care?

There are many reasons and times in a person’s life when in-home care could be considered. Below is just a few of the many people we are here to give comfort and care to:

– Seniors
– People with disabilities
– People with dementia or Alzheimer’s
– People returning home from a hospital stay
– People who have suffered strokes or heart attacks
– New mothers
– Parents with childcare needs
– Anyone who could use additional assistance around the home
– Family caregivers who need help with their own home/errands or simply need a break
– People in assisted or independent living facilities

Q:Why should I hire Community Home Care when I can hire my neighbor?

While help from neighbors, friends or even family members can be useful, they may not always be able to be there when you need them. Community Home Care is a professional company that offers many assurances for its clients and being there for you when you need help is our main goal. We hire caregivers and personal aides who are from YOUR community who want to help people in need. Having a professional caregiver also provides the following peace of mind:

– We carry Liability and Workers’ Comp Insurance
– Every caregiver pays payroll taxes
– Each caregiver goes through a rigorous interview & screening process
– Caregiver competency testing
– Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check
– Sex Offender Registry check
– Criminal background, reference and driving record check
– Drug testing prior to employment as well as random testing
– “Best Fit Matching” which finds compatibility between a caregiver and client
– Orientation and training

Q:If I have errands, a doctor’s appointment, or social events I want to attend, can my caregiver drive me?

Yes, your caregiver can provide transportation for you – in your car or theirs.

Q:What kind of assistance do I need?

That is up to you! During the free, no obligation assessment, we work with you to determine what assistance you or a loved one would like. It can be as simple as someone to take you to your weekly hair appointment, helping you with that scrap book you always wanted to finish, to having someone change your sheets, prepare meals, help with a bath or even walk your dog- anything to help our clients remain comfortable in their home or place of residence. Below are just a few of the many things we can help with:

– Companionship – Hospital to home transition care
– Light housekeeping – Running errands
– Bathing assistance – Setting up social outings with friends
– Cooking – Pet care
– Dressing – Medication reminders
– Continence care – Respite care (A break for the family care-giver)

Q:What areas are you available in?

Community Home Care provides services to, and hires caregivers/aides from the Stromsburg, David City, Scottsbluff and York areas. Please visit our Locations page for more information.

Q:Do you have a minimum number of hours for a visit?

Yes, Community Home Care has a minimum of 2 hours per visit.

Q:Do I have to sign a contract – if so, for how long?

No, you do not have to sign a contract. You decide how long you receive services. We only ask that you provide two weeks’ notice to cancel services.

Q:What hours are caregivers available?

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide services anywhere from 2 hours a day up to 24 hour care.

Q:How do I start service?

You can call 402-875-2575 to get more information regarding getting started, check out our website, or email us at info@mycommunityhomecare.com. Even if you just have questions or are curious about how we can meet your needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Q:How do I pay for your services?

– Services are normally paid directly by the client or the client’s family (private pay).
– Some Community Home Care locations are a provider in the Nebraska Medicaid Waiver program as well as the Lifespan Respite Subsidy program for those who qualify, please call for more information.
– Some Long-Term Care Insurance policies may pay for home care as well.