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Village Caregiving of Morgantown supports elderly clients, helps "keep your heart at home"

Dominion Post - 2/9/2024

Feb. 9—Village Caregiving's mission statement is "keep your heart at home, " and the Morgantown office has done exactly that for nearly four years by providing vital support to its elderly clients, offering comfort and peace of mind to clients and their loved ones. The agency will continue to hone its commitment to high quality service with a new training program for caregivers.

Village Caregiving is a national company with offices across 18 states, each location dedicated to providing compassionate in-home care for elderly individuals. Although Village Caregiving is not a skilled care agency and therefore cannot provide medical care, the company's employees—caregivers—provide assistance and support in a variety of areas. Companionship, meal preparation, routine housework, bathing, hygiene and grooming assistance, dressing and undressing assistance, medication reminders and transportation are just a few ways Village Caregiving of Morgantown can support its clients during their everyday life and enable them to stay comfortable in their homes for as long as possible.

"I don't know one person that would say they wouldn't want to remain in their home as they age, " said Village Caregiving of Morgantown executive director Toni McNett. "Our goal is to provide assistance with daily tasks to keep in their home so they don't have to end up going to a personal care home or assisted living."

In-home care can provide peace of mind not only to Village Caregiving of Morgantown's clients, but to their families as well. Often, the agency's clients were previously under the care of their adult children who were struggling to manage tending their parents, their own families and their careers. Assurance that their family members have a caregiver preparing meals, reminding about medication and providing company can eliminate stress and free up their time.

Care plans are specially tailored to both client and caregiver after determining what types of assistance the individual will need and how often, then determining which employee will be best suited to meet those needs. McNett said, to create the best arrangement for client and caregiver, it's almost like matchmaking.

After assessing the client's needs and developing a plan of care, the most suitable caregiver is selected and informed of the care plan so they can best prepare for their duties. This strategy of personalization is part of Village Caregiving's commitment to providing a compassionate approach to in-home care. Often, caregivers are more than someone to offer a medication reminder, and become almost like family to their clients.

In order to continue enhancing its quality of care, Village Caregiving of Morgantown will be implementing a new training program for caregivers to ensure competency levels are at the highest level prior to beginning employment.

Village Caregiving of Morgantown is always a phone call away with a 24 /7 inquiry line at 681-285-2555 ready to discuss options for caregiving and provide referrals. Job listings for Village Caregiving of Morgantown are posted on Indeed.

"To be a caregiver, you have to be caring and compassionate. It is a very fulfilling job and it's very rewarding. Working one-on-one with a client, getting to know them, they become like family, " said McNett.

Visit VillageCaregiving.com /Village-Caregiving-of-Morgantown for more information.

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