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Eugene In-Home Care Services
In the State of Oregon, in-home care for seniors is split into two
basic categories:
Non-Medical In-Home Care or Home Health
Agency.

Non-Medical In-Home Care: This level of care is defined as
providing services which are necessary to assist an individual in
meeting the individual's daily needs, but do not include curative or
rehabilitative services.
Some examples of ADL's (Activities of Daily Life) which a
non-medical in-home care give will assist with are: bathing,
personal grooming and hygiene, dressing, hydration/feeding, light
housekeeping, errands, transportation, laundry, basic
companionship, etc.
The State of Oregon requires Non-Medical In-Home Care
agencies to screen their care giving employees for drug use and
conduct a criminal background check before hiring.
Care givers for in-home care agencies must be trained in client's rights, recognition and
proper response to medical emergencies, nutrition and hydration, skin breakdown
prevention, fall prevention, hand washing and infection control, body mechanics, fire safety
and non-medical emergency procedures.
In-home care agencies are also required to verify each care giver possesses a current,
valid driver's license and adequate automobile insurance. Also required is that the in-home
care agency provides ongoing education and conducts regular performance reviews of
each care giver.
Home Health Services: Sometimes referred to as Nursing Services, the State of Oregon
stipulates that a Home Health Agency provide nursing services by an Oregon-licensed
registered nurse. The clients of Home Health Services receiving nursing services must have
a medical condition and health status which is stable and predictable. All provided nursing
services must comply with the rules of the Oregon State Board of Nursing, accepted
standards of nursing practice and the service plan.
Home Health Services may offer service plans which do not include nursing services, simply
baseline assistance with a client's ADL's. In this way, an HHS can function in a way similar to
a non-medical in-home care service; often the home health services' fees are higher than a
non-medical in-home care service because the firm's fixed overhead and more complex
staffing costs run much higher overall.
Make certain you know which level of service suits you or a loved one best before engaging
with either type of service. In that way, you'll have consistency and minimal confusion right
from the beginning of service!
Featured Agency
At Ease Home Care, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon and serving the Eugene-Springfield
region, provides both
non-medical in-home care - including their "Mother's Helper"
pre-natal and postpartum suite of services -
and home health care services for its clients. At
Ease Home Care
, state licensed and a member of both OHCA and NPDA, offers 1 hour service
appointments thru 24/7 client coverage. Non-medical in-home care services include assistance
with ADL's, medication reminders, meal prep and much, much more.
Home health services, under the direct supervision of an AEHC registered nurse, include
medication set-up and administration, wound care, catheter care and many others.
The "Mother's Helper" prenatal and postpartum care services includes companionship,
light-housekeeping, child and infant care (with a parent is present), transportation, shopping
and errands, and much, much more.

             
1509 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401    |    (541) 344-3273
New Horizons In-Home Care in Eugene, Oregon has been in operation
since 1985. Serving Lane, Benton and Linn Counties,
New Horizons
In-Home Care
provides a full-range of non-medical in-home care services
including assistance with Activities of Daily Living; transportation, escort
and errand assistance; light-housekeeeping; bathing stand-by; meal prep;
medication reminders; and much, much more!
American Heritage Home Care
Springfield, Oregon
American Heritage Home Care, based in Springfield,
Oregon and providing non-medical, in-home care service
to all of Lane County, has been in operation since 1990.
The
American Heritage Home Care motto of "Integrity ...
Compassion ..... Dedication
" exemplifies the high
standards of service and care their owners, administrative
staff and caregivers hold themselves to. American
Heritage Home Care offers free in-home evaluation and
assessments and offers a full array of non-medical
services such as personal care and assistance, meal prep, assistance with Activities of Daily
Living, linen change and laundry, other light-housekeeping duties, and much, much more.
American Heritage Home Care likes to remind their clients: "
Tenacity is our attitude ...
Satisfaction is the goal
!"

                
500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477    |    (541) 741-4070
1345 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401    |    (541) 687-0851