Companionship • Errands • Shopping • Personal Care • Meal Preparation • Housekeeping

Services include light housekeeping, shopping, errands, companionship, respite for caregivers,
meal planning and light meal preparation, laundry and personal care assistance.
Your service plan can be anywhere from 1 hour to 24/7.

Light Housekeeping:

  • Vacuuming – vacuum rugs and floors – moving of heavy furniture is not allowed.
  • Floors – sweeping, wet or dry mop floors. Homemakers are not to get on their hands and knees and cannot apply wax to any floor.
  • Dusting – general dusting of a home.
  • Bed Care – Change linens as needed, make beds. Homemakers are not allowed to turn (flip) mattresses.
  • Bathroom Care – Clean tub/shower, sink, floor and toilet. Clean mirrors.
  • Kitchen Care – wash and dry dishes, pans, and utensils. Put clean dishes, pans and utensils away. Clean counters, stovetops, as well as the outside the refrigerator, the outside of kitchen cabinets and the exterior of all kitchen appliances. Clean microwaves and toaster ovens. Scrub sink. Wash floor.
  • Meal Preparation – Plan, prepare, serve and clean up.
  • Laundry – Wash, dry, fold and put clothing and linens away.
  • Trash – empty baskets, remove trash to chute or barrel

Shopping/Errands:

Assist with preparing a list if needed or requested. Homemakers purchase or pick up items as requested by the client at local stores or pharmacies. Putting away of items would also be done.

Personal Care Services:

All aides that provide personal care assistance are trained and certified. Certification may be as a Personal Care Homemaker, Home Health Aide or Certified Nurses Aide.

A care plan is developed by Affinity’s nurse that clearly defines the specific tasks that meet the client’s care needs. In any case that requires personal care assistance, observation and safety are reinforced. A nurse is present on the first day of any personal care service to supervise the care and ensure all of the client’s needs are met in a safe and skilled manner. Personal care may include:

  • Sponge bath or shower
  • Shampoo / hair care
  • Skin Care
  • General hygiene needs
  • Toileting and assistance with incontinent care as needed
  • Transfer assist
  • Mobility assist
  • Dressing
  • Medication reminders

Companion Care:

Generally this service is to offer a client some companionship and socialization. Aides can simply keep a client company, prepare light meals to support a client’s nutritional needs, or participate in games or projects that the client is interested in.

Some of those activities may be reading to a client, playing games of the client’s choice (cards, board games, etc), separating pictures and putting albums together, or short walks outdoors. Walking outdoors would only be if the client has the ability to walk steadily and safely and weather permitting.

Respite Care:

Respite care could encompass all of the services above, except for shopping and errands, to provide a primary caregiver a break in his or her daily routine. This care is for a client who cannot be left alone, but the primary caregiver needs an opportunity to run errands, or simply to have time for themselves.