The challenges of caring for a loved one with serious illness can be overwhelming. One of the concerns often voiced by families served by Gilchrist is that they need help with caregiving and senior home care services. Gilchrist is able to fill this need through our preferred provider of home care services, Avila*.
Avila’s personalized home care complements the full range of services Gilchrist offers to people with serious illness and their families. Gilchrist chose Avila as its preferred provider because of its commitment to high-quality, person-centered care.
Below is a brief overview of the numerous ways Avila home care services can help those who need caregiving assistance for their loved ones.
Who May Need Avila?
Your loved one may benefit from Avila if they:
• Need assistance with everyday activities like bathing or dressing
• Show signs of forgetfulness that make you worry about them being alone
• Want to stay in their home but need extra care and support
Avila provides a full range of services delivered to you at your home or residential care community.
Companion and personal care
From reading a story to accompanying you to your doctor, attentive companionship is
at the heart of what Avila does.
Tenderly bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting your loved one, Avila helps you with your morning and bedtime routines, treating you with dignity and respect.
Meal preparation and nutritional services
Your Avila caregiver will help plan, prepare and serve your meals.
Transportation and mobility
To help you stay as mobile as possible, an Avila caregiver will drive you to appointments,
to the grocery store or to wherever your loved one wants to go, and we’ll help with home exercises and walking.
Avila’s unique concierge case management care provides an unmatched level of
service. Think of it as your own “personal assistant.”
Avila can help manage your day-to-day finances and do bill payment.
An Avila caregiver will help remind you when it’s time to take your medicine so that complications don’t arise from missed schedules.
Supportive services and light housekeeping
Avila will help keep your home tidy, sort the mail and read it to you, care for pets and even do laundry.
Avila’s trained caregivers understand how to love and care for people who have Alzheimer’s or other dementia-causing disorders so they can nurture your loved one’s independence and minimize their agitation and distress.
Avila does all the paperwork so that veterans and their spouses can access the benefits earned through service to our country.
Paying for Care
Avila’s services are paid privately by the patient or family. Long-term care insurance is also accepted.
To learn more about home care services through Avila, ask a Gilchrist staff member or visit www.gilchristcares.org/services/elder-medical-care/emc-team/ and click on Caregiver Help in the Home.
Avila*, a preferred provider of GBMC and Gilchrist, provides personalized home care to complement the full range of services Gilchrist offers to people with serious illness and their families. https://avilahomecare.com/
*Avila is a registered tradename and servicemark of Oak Farm Solutions, LLC.