Q. How long has Home Care Solutions been in business?

A. Owner Heather Kirk is a Registered Nurse and brings over 20+ years of experience in the health care industry. Heather also owned and operated several adult family homes from 1997 – 2009. She has in-depth experience as a case manager with the Hospice “in-home” program and understands the unique needs of this area of care. Heather  understand the needs of the community and brings her 20+ years of experience to the home care industry and established Home Care Solutions in 2010.

Caregiver Support

You may have become a caregiver for a senior parent or spouse very suddenly, or your role may have evolved slowly over time.  Being a family caregiver can be challenging, both emotionally and physically.  Home Care Solutions knows you want your parent or spouse to remain at home and ensure all of his/her needs are met.

As the adult son or daughter, you likely have a job, a family and a busy schedule and it is stressful trying to get everything done each day.  As a spouse, you may have health issues or physical limitations of your own.

Home Care Solutions: A Partner with Family Caregivers

Allow Home Care Solutions to walk alongside you during this time and provider caregiver support. Home Care Solutions provides qualified in-home care and household services for clients and their families. Whether it is picking up groceries and prescriptions once a week, changing linens and housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to the doctor, assistance with medications, bathing dressing and toileting, or all of the above, Home Care Solutions is here to meet any and all of your spouse or parent’s needs.  We will develop a personalized Care Plan specific to each client.  This will allow you to be the spouse or daughter/son, rather than the caregiver and will give you peace of mind, knowing all your loved one is being taken care of. Let’s do this together.

Home Care Solutions provides respite care. Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement outside the home.

Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.

Examples of Respite Care
  • Recovery from major surgery
  • Relief from caring for loved one with a permanent physical or mental disability
  • Care during life-challenging illnesses
  • Hospice care
  • Vacation relief
  • Temporary Senior Care

Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver. 60% of family caregivers age 19-64 surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund reported fair or poor health, one or more chronic conditions, or a disability, compared with only 33% of non caregivers.

Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages.

Challenges of a Caregiver

The requirements for special care of our aging loved ones has never been more important. Most seniors want to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own home and live safely, independently and comfortably. Still, there are some important barriers to seniors remaining at home. Through proactive planning, staying at home can be much easier, safer, more practical, and more enjoyable for seniors.

Are You Prepared for The Role of Caregiver?

Caregivers must monitor the health and independence of their aging parents. Start by evaluating the situation from a caregiver’s perspective.

  • Are your parents safe in their home?
  • How well are your parents taking care of themselves? Do they eat regularly? Are they staying hydrated?
  • How are your parents’ spirits? Do they have a routine? Do they connect with friends, neighbors, family?
  • Are your parents having difficulty getting around?
  • Talk with your parents if you have any concerns about their health or safety.

Caregivers must also be prepared for an emergency. Compile a list of your parents’ doctors, allergies, medications, surgeries, insurance information and other important details. Discuss long term care, living wills and advance directives.

Caregivers face many challenges. Home Care Solutions is ready to serve you and your family. Our Senior Care, Elder Care and Family Care Services are tailored to meet your unique circumstances. Let us know how we can best help you.

Disability Care

Home Care Solutions provides disability care solutions for individuals who are physically, mentally or temporarily disabled. We understand that anyone who needs disability assistance wishes to live a life no different than anyone else. Living with a mental or physical disability can be manageable and simple.

Whether you are living or assisting a loved one with an acute or chronic condition, there are several support options available for disability care. Know that it is not uncommon nor is it a sign of giving up if you need to ask for supportive care.

Disability care can come in the form of in home care supportive services to maintain a balanced and safe lifestyle. Our loving and compassionate caregivers blend in as a friend, neighbor, or family member. We provide the non-medical companionship, personal care, and housekeeping support to individuals which provides a broader range of activities, mobility, and independence.

If you have been recently diagnosed or are living with a disability, we can help. Disabilities may include Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke Victims, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury, and many other neurological, physical, and cognitive conditions.