Serving the Greater Denver Metro Area
Phone: 720-870-7033 or 720-388-5012 Fax: 720-870-2434
AW Home Care is a private duty home care agency. We are dedicated to serving your home care needs. We can reduce the stress, cost and inconvenience of long-term care as we help people with the personal care and household tasks that enable them to stay home, closer to family and in greater comfort than other choices offer.
With AW Home Care you receive the best personal care possible in your own home. Research shows that convalescence in a familiar environment can speed recovery and reduce stress, ensuring comfort. AW Home Care offers a more economical alternative to the rising costs of institutions providing convalescence or respite, short or long term, or assisted living facilities. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Staying Close, Despite The Distance
Tips For Managing Long Distance Caregiving
It wasn't that long ago that most families lived in the same community generation after generation. As loved ones grew older and needed help with the activities of daily life, younger family members could share the responsibilities.
But today, families are often spread out all over the country and beyond. Children move for their careers…parents pack up to their dream retirement spot…great-grandparents may be the only ones left in the family's hometown. Everyone stays in touch, but they do it by phone, e-mail, and occasional visits.
So, when a parent or grandparent needs care and support, or when a care crisis occurs, families may come face to face with the challenge of long distance caregiving. If this describes your situation, here are some practical suggestions for understanding your family member's needs and working with friends, relatives, and professional service providers to make sure those needs are met.
ASSESSING YOUR SITUATION
The first step is to be well informed concerning the issues and the resources available to deal with them. Talk to those who are on the scene (your loved one, as well as family and friends who live nearby, the person's healthcare providers and any others involved). Ask lots of questions. Listen to what people are telling you. Make notes you can refer back to.
Make a note of the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of anyone who can help keep you informed. And be sure to let them know how to contact you, if something happens that you should be aware of.
MAKING A PLAN
Once you have a feel for what the issues are, it's time to begin figuring out what your role can and should be. Here are some points to keep in mind as you do this planning:
RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP
As you prepare to get more involved in care, even though from long distance, it's nice to know there is an entire network of eldercare support services out there to help. Here are three key resources you can tap:
KEEP IN TOUCH
Work out a communication strategy that's best for everyone. Call your loved one on a regular basis, or provide calling cards or a prepaid cell phone. And what about e-mail? Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups when it comes to computer use. Find out whether your relative has e-mail access or would be open to learning.
It's distressing to be far away when problems arise! But working with the available network of family, friends and service providers provides greater peace of mind for everyone.
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How We Can Help You?
Most of us dream of spending our later years in our home, surrounded by our own furniture, pictures, and memorabilia. We do not dream of being institutionalized just because we are experiencing difficulties cooking, keeping a clean and organized home, or because we need help with basic activities of daily living. Sometimes it is simply an issue of needing someone to do the grocery shopping or to provide transportation to and from medical appointments.
Have you ever lost a night's sleep knowing that you had sick child and you were wondering who was going to have to miss work or if there was a way to properly care for the child and still complete your work responsibilities?
Are you bringing home a new baby, or maybe several new babies, and you need help at home for a couple of weeks? We can take care of the housework, laundry and cooking chores, help with older siblings, or help with the chores of multiple newborns.
There are so many ways we can serve you, always with the goal of making your life better. Our caregivers are punctual, clean, educated, careful, and have serving hearts. Call us and we can discuss the many ways we can serve you.
AW Home Care Receives 2013 Best of Aurora Award -
The Aurora Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
Aurora Award Program Honors the Achievement
AURORA December 12, 2013 -- Aw Home Care has been selected for the 2013 Best of Aurora Award in the Home Care Service category by the Aurora Award Program.
Each year, the Aurora Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Aurora area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Aurora Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Aurora Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Need Some Extra Cash?
Do you need a little something extra? AW Home Care will pay you a referral fee for any "Private Pay" client you recommend. Here is how it works... Recommend AW Home Care to someone in our area who needs some extra help. Tell them to mention your name when we initially interview them and set up the service agreement. When we have provided 50 hours of service, you will get $50. Please remember, this offer is good only on "Private Pay" clients. We cannot pay a referral fee for any insurance or medicaid clients.
AW Home Care has several employment opportunities available at this time. Please see the "About Us" page for more information.
Why use a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)?
The Society of Certified Senior Advisors educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. The right kind of planning, recommendations and referrals can make aging a state to be savored instead of a fate to be feared.
What services can a CSA provide? A good CSA will:
- Carefully listen to you and your goals
- Know good CSA financial planners
- Be able to refer a CSA tax account
- Refer an attorney who is CSA qualified
- Understand senior health needs
- Demystify social factors
- Help you achieve your goals
- Arrange services for:
- Meal preparation
- Personal care
- Provide referrals when necessary
Integrate all of these professional practices
- Be your advocate when needed
Sharlene Justus-Smith, Administrator at AW Home Care, and a CSA, understands that no two people have the same story, the same goals, or the same needs. She knows that there is no “cookie cutter” plan to meet everyone’s needs. She is available to help with your home care needs or to listen closely and help you reach your goals.
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