Discover Our Home Care Services with a Heart in Lancaster, PA

At Eleanor Home Health Agency , we provide a long list of non-medical home care service options to meet the companionship and daily living assistance needs of our valued clients. Most home care clients are seniors, but we are also available to help with caregiving services for individuals of all ages who may be recovering at home from surgery or an accident. All of our care is provided by compassionate home health aides who are qualified, certified/licensed, background checked, bonded, and insured. Which services will you choose?

Companionship Services

Loneliness among senior individuals who are somewhat homebound can be detrimental to physical health. Professional caregivers provide companion services to promote overall wellness or help with travel and significant family events. Caregivers often become true friends of their valued clients as regular visitors to their homes, and both parties treasure these relationships.

Post-Surgical Care

The healing process following a surgical procedure is unknown territory to many people. Whether pre-planned or the result of an emergency, surgery brings with it sometimes months of recuperation, which should not be rushed. Yet, countless individuals don’t take the appropriate actions when healing because they do not have assistance around the house. Allow us to help.

Help with Activities of Daily Living

When you or a loved one needs some daily assistance with what are known as ADLs, our professional caregivers are ready to provide compassionate service. Whether it’s medication reminders, help in the bathroom or getting dressed, preparing meals, light housekeeping, or even transportation to medical appointments, we can customize services just for you.

Respite Care

Respite care provides short or long-term relief of your family caregiving duties to allow you to rest and recharge. It promotes self-care and can make you a better family caregiver through the support of your work and efforts. It can be very refreshing to know that you’re not alone in the work you’re doing, and respite care is exceptionally flexible. Rely on it as much or as little as you want.

FAQs About Home Care Services

1. What are ADLs?

What are ADLs?

Here at Eleanor Home Health Agency, we provide non-medical home care, which means our total focus is on supporting individuals who need help with “activities of daily living.” These are referred to as “ADLs” in our industry. ADLs include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with dressing
  • Help with bathing/showering and toileting
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Light housekeeping
  • Running errands and shopping
  • Providing transportation to doctor visits
2. Who is Home Care for?

Who is Home Care for?

Home care is for individuals who need help with ADLs or health issues at home. But it is also for the unpaid family caregivers who wish they had more hours in every day to meet their daily personal responsibilities in addition to helping out their loved ones. (This is called respite care.)

Home care was, until very recently, considered a luxury service only available to the wealthy. With the extreme cost increases associated with retirement community and nursing facility-based care, however, home care is beginning to emerge as a bona fide need for people across the socioeconomic spectrum in the USA and elsewhere. It’s true that home care is now essentially for everyone.

3. How do I pay for Home Care Services?

How do I pay for Home Care Services?

While home care services, like facility-based care services, used to be primarily private pay—meaning, you paid out of your own pocket—there are more payment options emerging today. Here at Eleanor Home Health Agency, we can bill your long-term care insurance plan, for instance. And while we do not participate with Medicare, you may be able to receive reimbursements for home care costs through many Medicare Advantage programs as a supplemental benefit.

No matter how you pay, it is important to remember that there is no exchange of money between you and your caregiver when you obtain services through a professional caregiving agency. We handle all invoicing and payroll matters, and you won’t need to worry about compensation issues with your caregiver.

4. Am I Ready for Home Care Services?

Am I Ready for Home Care Services?

If you or a loved one needs extra help around the house to live their best life, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Eleanor Home Health Agency. We will help you assess your readiness for home care services with a free in-home consultation and answer any additional questions you have.