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Salem Area Home Care Helps Seniors Maintain Safety and Achieve Independence

Patient and caregiver spend time together

When seniors need help around the house, home care is a perfect option to promote safety and independence.

Fairly recently, it seemed there was just no other alternative for older individuals with care needs than to face a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. And many people presume this is still how it works. And yet, home care services have continued to rise in popularity and availability, and more older individuals are now choosing to age in place at home.

Aging at home allows for the solace of familiar surroundings, liberation from strict schedules, and additionally, as highlighted in Genworth’s 2017 Price of Care Survey, home care is generally a more cost-effective solution than care in a nursing home. With New Horizons In-Home Care, our experienced and professionally trained Salem area home care team helps make it conceivable for older adults to age safely and comfortably at home. 

To help decide if home care could perhaps be a long-term, achievable choice for a senior loved one, we recommend considering your loved one’s level of functionality in the following two areas:

  • Activities of Daily Living: Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are activities that we all engage in every day, such as taking a shower or bath, getting dressed, getting into or up out of a bed or a chair, using the bathroom, eating, and walking.
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) can include such tasks as cooking, handling money (writing checks, paying bills), grocery shopping, looking after a home/performing housekeeping (laundry, household chores), taking prescription medications, answering the phone, handling mail and traveling by car or public transportation.

When your older family member is challenged by any activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, explore in-home senior care as an option. At New Horizons In-Home Care, we provide a complete in-home evaluation, and after finding out more about the needs of the senior, we formulate a personalized plan of care to help the older adult remain independent and safe at home.

For the most comprehensive services in home care in Salem and the surrounding areas, call New Horizons In-Home Care at 503-400-3000 in Salem, 541-752-9059 in Corvallis, 541-997-8115 in Florence, or 541-687-8851 in Eugene. Or, contact us online to determine if home care might be right for your loved one. We’re pleased to provide an alternative to moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility, helping older adults instead to thrive while aging at home.

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Customer Testimonials

J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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