No one plans for an unexpected surgery, accident or sudden illness, and it is often a difficult time for many families. There are many unanswered questions and things that you quickly need to make decisions about. Alliance Home Health Care Services can help ease the burden when these unfortunate events happen. We provide respite care services to the Greater Michigan area with local offices in Allegan, Dowagiac, Holland, Muskegon, Paw Paw, St. Joseph, and Greater Grand Rapids.
Our staff can respond quickly to home care assistance that is required and when respite care is needed. We try to help you determine the best route for your recovery and offer choices on options for home care. We also work with other agencies and providers to coordinate schedules and care services.
There may be times when you have a scheduled surgery, but need help recovering at home for a number of weeks. Our home health aides may need to come in and assist with activities of daily living while you recover. We will work with you or your family member to set up a schedule for short term home care assistance once your needs are known. This schedule can be very flexible.
No individual’s home care assistance plan is like anyone else’s.
Respite care helps families in times of crisis.
Elderly individuals recover faster in their own homes.
Flexible schedules help you and other caregivers.
We work with you to determine respite care needs and the length of time home care assistance will be required.
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Situation: Your mom lives alone. She is getting ready one evening for bed and slips and falls while getting into the bath tub. She has to go to the hospital and ends up having a broken arm. Once back in her own home she cannot make meals, bathe herself, or do any type of house work for 6 - 8 weeks. You are the only child that lives in the area and you have 3 kids that are all in an extracurricular activity after school and in the evenings. You know that your mom needs help and you can maintain a portion of the care giving, but you cannot handle it all.
Assessment: An Alliance Home Health Care staff member meets with you and your mom to outline the respite care plan that is needed. We can answer any questions you or she may have. We then determine what things you can take care of and what we can do to help your mom during her recovery time. We walk through the options with you and the hours that help is needed. We outline a timeframe and can reduce the hours for home care assistance as your mom progresses and gets better.
Assistance: We all determined that your mom needs help 3 times per week with a bath and that we can maintain the housekeeping while she is in recovery. We will prepare meals and have them in the refrigerator and freezer, so your mom can place them in the oven or the microwave when needed. We will also come in on the weeknights when you are not available to get your mom ready for bed and visit with her. Your mom is able to still function well around the house, and she can still go out and visit with friends during the day.
Weekly Plan: Alliance Home Health Care will come in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the mornings to help your mom bathe, do the laundry, make the bed and clean the bathroom. On these days you are able to go to your mom’s house in the evenings to help your mom get ready for bed. On Tuesday and Thursday you are able to come in the morning and get your mom up and ready for the day. Alliance staff will come in at 5:30 PM and prepare dinner and also make other meals to have in the freezer and refrigerator. We help you mom get ready for bed, play cards with her or board games and visit. On weekends you are able to take care of your mom and Alliance staff is not there at all.
Recovery: Your mom gets better after 8 weeks and is no longer in need of all of our respite care services. You have determined with your mom that you want Alliance Home Health Care to continue helping with a bath 3 times a week. In this manner you can be assured that she remains safe in her home.
Allegan, Ottawa, & Kent Counties
(888) 817-9192(toll free)
Allegan & Van Buren Counties
(888) 850-2243(toll free)
Berrien & Cass Counties
(866) 996-3026(toll free)
Northern Ottawa & Muskegon Counties
(855) 477-2323(toll free)
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