Senior Home Care

Better Care Home Health Services is a family-owned agency dedicated to providing excellent and comprehensive home health care to individuals and families of Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties. We are honored that God has blessed us with the opportunity to positively impact and change people’s lives. It is our mission to ensure that we provide the very best of care to our clients.

We offer an exceptional combination of home care and community-based social services. Our goal is to help your loved ones to continue to live safely and confidently in a familiar place they call home. Better Care provides care through caregivers who are trained and/or certified. We offer long-term, short-term, and live-in care.

As our loved ones get older, we want them to be able to enjoy their golden years while maintaining their independence. Senior home care offers a wonderful solution, providing personalized assistance and compassionate care within the comfort of a senior’s own home. 

Freedom to Live Life to the Fullest

Imagine being able to wake up each morning in your own familiar surroundings. With home care, seniors can follow their normal routines in the home they know and love, all while receiving a helping hand when needed. Whether it’s companionship, personal care, or assistance with household tasks, home care professionals support seniors while allowing them to retain their freedom and independence.

Tailored Care that Evolves Over Time

Since no two seniors have the exact same needs, home care involves customizing a plan that is specific to each individual. Caregivers get to know their clients’ unique preferences and capabilities. The care plan can then be adjusted over time as needs change. Home care allows seniors the flexibility to receive as much or as little support as desired.

Providing Help with Daily Tasks

From bathing to medication management, home care aides can lend a hand with many daily activities that may become challenging for seniors to perform independently. With someone there to assist, seniors avoid the safety risks that can come from struggling to complete personal care or household tasks on their own.

Better Care Home Health Services offers an exceptional combination of home care and community-based social services. Our goal is to help your loved ones to continue to live safely and confidently in a familiar place they call home.

Providing Senior Home Care in Philadelphia, Germantown, Glenside, Elkins Park, Bryn Mawr, Roxborough, Wyncote, Broomall, Upper Darby, Yeadon, Lansdowne, Narberth, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne, Fairmount, Ardmore, and Chestnut Hill. We service all of Delaware, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties.

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Safety, Security, and Peace of Mind

Losing independence can be scary for seniors and their families. Home care allows seniors to preserve their autonomy while ensuring someone checks in on them regularly. Caregivers can monitor for falls, remind clients to take medications, and look out for any concerning health changes – providing security and reassurance.

Social Connections That Combat Isolation

Due to mobility challenges or other factors, seniors are susceptible to feelings of loneliness and isolation. With home care, seniors benefit from regular social interaction and companionship. Whether it’s chatting over a cup of tea or going for daily walks, caregivers provide meaningful social connections.

Better Care Home Health Services is a family-owned agency dedicated to providing excellent and comprehensive home health care to individuals and families.

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How Can I Ensure Home Care is The Right Fit?

If you’re considering home care for a senior loved one, it’s understandable to have questions about how to choose the right agency and services. Here are a few tips:

  • Schedule an in-home assessment so the agency can evaluate your loved one’s unique needs and living environment.
  • Ask about the agency’s training protocols, screening process for caregivers, and supervision policies. Quality care starts with qualified caregivers.
  • Clarify billing details like hourly rates for different services and what’s included versus any hidden fees. Make sure billing aligns with your budget.
  • Request references and read reviews from other families to gauge the agency’s reputation.
  • Trust your gut. Ensure your loved one feels comfortable with the agency and caregiver selected.

Finding the Right Home Care Takes Diligence

Choosing an agency you can trust to care for your loved one is so important. With a bit of detective work, you can identify reputable providers in your area.

  • Ask for recommendations from the senior’s doctor or hospital discharge team. Healthcare professionals often have partnerships with home care agencies.
  • Search online directories like which list local providers and their certifications.
  • Look for accreditations from organizations like JCAHO or the Better Business Bureau. These indicate quality standards.
  • Call and interview multiple agencies, not just the first one you find. Compare services, costs, and care philosophy.

By investing time upfront in research, you can find an agency that shares your care values and provides the compassionate support your loved one deserves.

Enhanced Quality of Life

At the end of the day, home care allows seniors to focus on enjoying the everyday moments. With assistance available for household duties and self-care, seniors have more time for hobbies, socializing, and relaxation. Home care brings joy and an improved quality of life.

What Questions Should I Ask When Interviewing Agencies?

Searching for home care support can feel overwhelming. Asking the right questions is key to finding an agency that best fits your family’s needs. Here are some important ones to consider:

  • What types of care services do you provide (companionship, personal care, specialized dementia care etc.)?
  • How do you screen, train and supervise your caregivers?
  • What steps do you take to match a caregiver with each client based on needs/personality?
  • How do you handle emergencies? What is your back-up plan if a regular caregiver cannot make it?
  • Are your caregivers insured and bonded?
  • What are your rates for various services? Do you offer any financial assistance programs?
  • Can you provide referrals/testimonials from current clients I could contact?

Don’t be shy about asking questions. A quality agency will be transparent and take time to address all your concerns.

We start a client relationship by providing a free consultation where together we can explore your individual needs and offer the most helpful and appropriate care plan.

Your Home Care Questions Answered

Home care costs vary based on location and services required. In-home personal care services like bathing or medication assistance tend to range from $15-$35 per hour. Companionship visits average $15-$35 per hour. Many agencies offer discounts for bundled hours.

You can explore financial assistance programs like Medicaid waivers.

Absolutely. A good home care agency will tailor a care plan around your loved one’s routines, preferences, physical abilities, and emotional needs. Services can range from a few friendly visits per week to intensive around-the-clock support.

Thoroughly vetting the agency’s screening and training is key. Using the same few rotating caregivers also promotes familiarity and comfort. An aide should alert family about any safety concerns.

Get referrals from hospital discharge planners, doctors’ offices, or neighbors/friends who have used services. Check licensing and complaints through your state health department. Search online directories or your local senior center for options too.

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