Caregiving agencies provide a number of benefits that similar care service providers cannot match. This is because of the wealth of resources available to caregiving agencies, as well as the responsibilities they handle that other care providers do not.
These other providers include individual caregivers, assisted living communities, and even family members of those in need. At Assisting Hands Schaumburg, we are one example of a caregiver agency in the Schaumburg, IL, area.
The bonds of family are strong, which is why we see a large number of loved ones try to take care of their family members in need. This is often referred to as informal caregiving because it does not involve a paid professional.
This sort of arrangement can work in many cases, but there a number of scenarios in which it does not. One factor that affects this is how many family members are available to provide assistance throughout the day. Another is the level of care required.
Unfortunately, statistics show that roughly ¼ of the 65 million Americans that provide informal caregiving services experience poor health themselves. This is largely because of stress and a lack of sleep. We encourage you to keep all of this in mind when choosing the best course of action based on your unique circumstances.
Assisted Living Communities
Retirement homes do an excellent job of caring for a large number of aging individuals. However, due to this scale, the level of personalized care provided can sometimes be inadequate. Living communities also take away the independence that many seniors are accustomed to.
We encourage you to look at the size of any communities you are considering, as well as their number of residents. This can give you an insight into the level of individualized care to expect.
Professional caregivers that choose to fly solo can provide exceptional, one-on-one services. They typically offer competitive prices, as well. The down side is the fact that they are only one person.
If they get sick, it is then up to you to find a replacement. In essence, you assume the role of the employer and are responsible for hiring and firing caregivers as needed, scheduling, submitting appropriate paperwork, etc.
At Assisting Hands Schaumburg, we provide our clients with access to a number of highly trained and vetted caregivers. We handle any rescheduling that becomes required and provide a number of similar safety nets.
Types of Caregiving Services Offered by Assisting Hands to Cook County Residents
Below is a partial list of the day-to-day services that we offer (click here to see full list of services)
- Personal Assistance
- Meal Preparation
- Errands & Transportation
- Light Housekeeping
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
- Respite Care
- Personal Assistance
Carefully Selected Caregivers
All caregivers employed by Assisting Hands are licensed, bonded, and insured to provide these services (they are trained in CPR, first aid, and a number of in-home caregiving services) and have passed an extensive background check to give you greater peace of mind.
In addition, some of them are bilingual so if you or the individual who needs care is not a native speaker we can match them with a caretaker that speaks their native language.
Caregiver Services to Fit Your Needs – Live-in, Overnight or Come and Go
Different people have different needs and for that reason we offer something for anyone. Regardless of whether 24/7 home care assistance is needed, caregiver for one or a few nights or service for a few hours because you need to be somewhere else – we can help.
If you would like to utilize our caregiving services, simply contact our Assisting Hands Schaumburg representatives at (847) 448-0844