Private Caregivers St Louis

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Personal Care

Non/Medical Assistance who are involved with the clients personal care and assist with activities of daily living such as transferring, mobility, dressing and grooming, bathing, ...

Companion Care/ Home Maker

Provide non-medical services such as companionship and social activities. May deliver services such as meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry and shopping, general household, chores, running errands ...

Respite Care/ Alzheimer’s Care

Provides temporary relief to primary caregivers for homecare purposes, respite could mean providing relief for time periods ranging from a few hours to a few ...


Personal Care

Personal Care services offer assistance to clients, who have experienced a loss in their ability to perform the activities of daily living ADLs.   (ADLs include bathing, grooming dressing, transferring, using the toilet, eating, and ambulation/walking,)   Such assistance may enable them to remain in a safe, clean and healthy home environment. Home Care Assistants, who deliver Personal Care are responsible for observing, recording and reporting to their supervisor, or another appropriate person, any noticeable change in their client’s condition and/or home environment.

Personal Care services do not require the supervision of a registered nurse or a Physician’s order.  Home Care Assistants, who perform Personal Care services, must be trained for each task performed and be supervised by a qualified person. Training requirements vary and completion of a recognized Nurse’s Aide Training Course, such as  Certified Nursing Assistant ( CNA), is recommended.

Personal Care services may be provided on an hourly basis or on an as-needed basis. Here are some examples of Personal Care Service:

  • Eating
  • Personal Hygiene/Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Ambulation/Walking
  • Transferring
  • Toileting

Companion Care/Home Maker

Companionship/Sitter services include non-medical care, companionship, conversation, medication reminding, socialization, and supervision.  They may also include laundry, meal preparation, and shopping, provided they are obtained as separate/distinct services.  Light housekeeping duties, which are incidental to the well-being and supervision of the client, may also be performed. The goal of Companionship/Sitter services is to assist individuals to live in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible and to assure the safety, health and general well-being of the individual by providing companionship, friendship, supervision, and by promoting social interaction. Companionship/Sitter services respect clients’ individual rights, strengths, weaknesses, preferences, differences, and values.  The services can be provided on an hourly, daytime, overnight, weekly or on a live-in basis. Some examples of Companion Care Services include:

  • Supervision
  • Companionship
  • Socialization
  • Conversation

Hire a Caregiver in St Louis as Homemaker services offer practical assistance with routine household tasks and related activities to enable a client and to remain in a safe, clean and healthy home environment. Homemaking services may include general household cleaning, planning and preparing meals, shopping for groceries or other items, running errands, laundry, ironing, changing bedding and assisting with the management of household finances. Homemaker services do not include Chore Services or personal/hands-on care. Homemaker services are usually provided on an hourly basis. Some examples of Homemaker services might be:

  • Meal preparation & cleanup
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping & Errands
  • Laundry


Respite Care/Alzheimers Care

Respite provides temporary relief to primary caregivers (a spouse, son, daughter, friend or relative).  Respite is any combination of services provided specifically for the purpose of giving relief to the family or other caregivers of a dependent person, who lives at home.  For Home Care purposes, respite could mean providing relief for time periods ranging from a few hours to a few days.  Time periods will depend on the needs of families and other caregivers.

Respite may be provided occasionally, or periodically on a regular basis, to allow Private Caregiver in St Louis time to attend to their own affairs. In-home respite care may provide crisis relief to allow the primary Caregivers, and their families, the opportunity to deal with stressful events such as an illness, hospitalization or a death in the family.

The objectives of respite care are to:

  • Relieve primary caregivers from the constant responsibility of providing care;
  • Give primary caregivers the security of knowing that temporary relief is available, if a personal crisis arises, and provide that relief if necessary;
  • Support and strengthen families or other support systems in order to enable dependent persons to remain at home; and,
  • Delay or prevent placement of dependent persons in long-term care facilities.