In-Home Care…Getting Started

SHS-MealIn-Home Care (also called Private Duty Care) brings help into your home for daily living tasks. Having a little assistance can make a big difference in keeping folks healthy and safe at home. Call Sunset Home Services at 616.667.4663 and we will schedule a visit for our Home Nurse Case Manager to develop an at home care plan with you and determine what services will benefit you. In-Home Care has also been an excellent source of help for caregivers, as our staff can step in and relieve caregivers from their responsibilities for a time of rest. Our Home Health Agency is supervised by a Nurse Case Manager, who is available to you for advice and consultation.

In-Home Care may include the following services:

  • Assistance with medications (typically those self-administered)
  • Changing bed linens
  • Development & assistance with an exercise program
  • Emotional support
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Meal preparation & dishwashing
  • Monitoring vital signs, weight & ankle measurements
  • Personal Care; bathing, going to the bathroom
  • Personal Care; dressing, grooming, eating
  • Reading mail/books
  • Respite Service
  • Routine care of prosthetic/orthotic devices
  • Shopping
  • Simple dressing changes for non-infected wounds
  • Socialization activities
  • Transportation
  • Writing letters