Friday, April 21, 2017


Many adults wish to “age in place”, in their own home. If they do, at some point it may be necessary to hire in-home care. To your aging parents, they may see it as giving up but in reality, it makes sense to realize their limitations and keep them safe.

Many elderly adults need some type of home care assistance to help with personal care and their activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene, dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders, errands, light housekeeping and laundry. They may not be able to be left alone and need supervision and if you are the primary caregiver, you will need some time to yourself to take care of your own responsibilities and needs.

Once the decision has been made to get additional help in the home, the question becomes whether to hire someone you find to care for your parent or if you turn to the expertise of your local home care provider, such as Brethren Home Community Services Home Care.

There are many reasons to work with Brethren Home Community Services Home Care.

Brethren Home Community Services Home Care is a licensed, full-service home health care agency. All of our in-home caregivers are employees who are fully bonded and insured. As the employer, we withhold all necessary employment taxes and provide worker’s compensation, which relieves our clients from the burden of these liabilities.

Brethren Home Community Services Home Care invests significant time and attention in screening, training and supervising our caregivers to ensure we provide the highest quality care. Our comprehensive screening process includes a thorough background check, in addition to reviewing professional, criminal and driving records. Additionally, we work with you to match our our caregivers with your loved one for the best match.

Additionally, when your scheduled caregiver is not available, we work to find you a back-up caregiver.

If you hire a caregiver you find, who is not with a licensed agency there are many things to consider. It may be difficult to find caregivers and you must have a back-up plan when your caregiver is not available. Background checking the caregiver you find is time consuming and may be expensive. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing employee payroll and tax records, as well as withholding social security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes. And, you are liable for job related accidents in your home.

Our caregivers can help with laundry, companionship, light housekeeping, medication reminders, bathing and hygiene assistance, errands and shopping, and meal preparation. Care can be delivered wherever they call home including Assisted Living facilities.

Brethren Home Community Services Home Care is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of Brethren Retirement Community with offices in Greenville and Troy, Ohio. For more information contact the Greenville Office at 937-547-7600 or the Troy office at 937-552-7103.

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