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We provide assurance for families, renewed independence for those needing care, and an alternative to nursing home placement.
Dakota Home Care is one of the few licensed home health care agencies in the community that provides both medical and non-medical in-home assistance, day or night, for any timeframe needed, whether it’s one hour, full-time care, or anywhere in between.
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There was a period of time when Mom only required care assistance a few days each week, just for a couple of hours each day. As her needs evolved, having a caregiver with her most days became more beneficial, while you provided care for her on weekends. Now, you’re realizing that Mom would feel most secure with someone there around the clock to ensure her needs are met and to handle any emergencies that may arise. If this resonates with you, it might be the right time to explore the option of 24-hour home care! Understanding 24-Hour Home Care The truth is, a person’s need for care doesn’t adhere to a typical nine-to-five schedule. The health and well-being of older loved ones is a constant priority. While some people may manage well with daytime care only, others may face challenges during the night that necessitate professional assistance. This is where 24-hour care becomes invaluable. With 24-hour care services, two or more caregivers are assigned to an older adult, working in shifts both day and night. This care model ensures that the individual has a dedicated caregiver present at all times, actively addressing their care needs. Regardless of the hour, you can have peace of mind knowing the person you love is in the capable hands of a trusted care professional. Distinguishing Between 24-Hour Care and Live-In Care Although 24-hour care and live-in care share similarities, there are crucial differences to consider in determining the best service for an older loved one. Live-in care involves the caregiver having a private bedroom in the house but doesn’t require them to be actively providing care around the clock. In contrast, 24-hour care ensures continuous, active caregiving. Is 24-Hour Home Care the Right Choice? If you’re grappling with the decision of whether 24-hour care
As people age, their evolving abilities may prompt the need for increased support. Initially, an older adult’s care journey may involve an in-home caregiver assisting with light housekeeping, meal preparation, and offering friendly companionship. However, as time progresses, a few hours of assistance each day may prove insufficient. Older loved ones might encounter challenges with nightly tasks or face issues requiring assistance during the overnight hours. Recognizing these evolving needs is crucial, and that’s where live-in care services, such as those provided by Dakota Home Care, emerge as the ideal solution! Understanding Live-In Care Services In the live-in care model, a caregiver resides in the older adult’s home and is available both day and night. It’s important to note that the caregiver isn’t continuously providing care, however. During nighttime, the primary advantage of a live-in caregiver is their immediate availability for emergencies. Considerations for Live-In Care Services Live-in caregivers must be provided with a private bedroom in the home and a mandatory eight-hour break, including a minimum of five hours of uninterrupted sleep. These stipulations ensure that live-in caregivers prioritize self-care, guaranteeing they are in the best condition to deliver exceptional care. Distinguishing Live-In Care From 24-Hour Care While 24-hour care and live-in care share similarities, a key distinction lies in where the caregiver resides. In a 24-hour care model, the caregiver does not live with the senior, eliminating the need for a designated bedroom. Instead, a rotating team of caregivers works in shifts to provide around-the-clock care to meet the needs of an individual. When to Opt for Live-In Care Wondering if live-in care is the right fit for someone you love? Consider the following questions: Do you have concerns about nighttime emergencies? Do both you and the older adult want the comfort of having someone in the home
We are thrilled to announce that Dakota Home Care has been honored with three prestigious 2024 Best of Home Care Awards from Home Care Pulse (HCP), the leading firm in experience management for post-acute care. This honor not only reflects our commitment to providing exceptional care but also highlights our dedication to fostering a positive work environment for our caregivers. Best of Home Care® – Leader in Experience The Leader in Experience Award is the highest recognition awarded by HCP and is given to select home care businesses that consistently rank among the very highest in 10 or more quality metrics. As a Leader in Experience, we are now recognized among the top 10% of home care providers participating in the nationwide HCP Experience Management Program. Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice The Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice award is based on client satisfaction ratings. This award signifies our commitment to being the preferred choice for clients seeking high-quality home care services. It reflects our dedication to meeting the unique needs and preferences of those we serve. Best of Home Care® – Employer of Choice The Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice award is based on caregiver satisfaction ratings. This award celebrates our commitment to creating a positive and supportive work environment for our caregivers. It acknowledges our efforts in fostering a workplace culture that values and appreciates the hard work and dedication of our team members. Todd Austin, President of HCP stated, “When we see agencies like Dakota Home Care that have so effectively provided outstanding care and employment experiences, we know we’re on the right track. Dakota Home Care has worked extremely hard to prioritize high-quality care and employment, and their work hasn’t gone unnoticed. This award allows them to
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At Dakota Home Care, we strive to be an integral part of each person’s life and provide personalized support that places high value on maintaining independence and safety.