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Better@Home helps people of all ages who need extra assistance to stay healthy and happy in their home.


Better@Home treats you with dignity and respect every step of the way . Whether you’re recovering from surgery, have returned home after a hospital stay, are living with a temporary physical impairment, or need long-term supports, Better@Home can help. You will have the central role in selecting, training and scheduling your workers. With Better@Home, you are in control.


Why Choose Better@Home?


“We send our thanks to you for helping us keep our father and grandfather at home in his final days. Your personnel made it possible for him to have the passing he wanted and deserved. Please pass our thanks on to the caregiver and the care coordinator and let them know we consider ourselves lucky to have had their help during difficult days.”
Barbara, Samantha, Valerie, and Jake, Alaska
“My wife’s caregiver was a breath of fresh air. She really liked to do the cleaning… something we had not been able to do. She provided ‘peace of mind’ for our family.”
Francis and Frank, Alaska
“When my husband was diagnosed with dementia a little over a year ago, I didn’t know where to turn for help. One of the ladies at our local senior center referred me to Better@Home. We met with the care coordinator and home-care worker at our home and agreed she would be a good fit for us. She is a wonderful young lady, very understanding of my husband’s needs and has been a big comfort and help. I feel very blessed to have found Better@Home and appreciate all they do for us like doing all the paper work, and checking in on us often.”
Velda and Bertie, Alaska

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Life is Better@Home.


When you need a little extra help with the daily tasks of living, we can make that happen. We will help you find the right people to provide the assistance you need so you can be happier, healthier and safer in your home or community.

Embrace Your independence!


Personal Assistance

Asking for help with personal care is never easy to do. But as we experience changes in our health, sometimes extra assistance with the small things is necessary. Personal Assistance is just that – personal. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:

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Errands

Driving as we get older, or after a medical procedure, can become more challenging. But you still have things to do that require a trip out of the house. Trips to the grocery, to the pharmacy, the dry cleaner, or to buy a birthday gift for a friend – these are all errands that Better@Home staff can assist you with, either in your vehicle or the caregiver’s vehicle.

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Pet Care

Taking care of your devoted household pet or pets can become a challenge if you’re facing a physical limitation. Better@Home caregivers can help you with brushing, feeding, or cleaning up after your pet so they can continue to be a healthy and happy household companion.

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Household Chores

Is it becoming more difficult to do the little things around the house? Changing a light bulb, dusting the top of your refrigerator or cabinets? Or maybe you need to schedule a repair but need help coordinating that. Better@Home staff can help make those calls, stay with you to manage an unfamiliar worker in the house, or help complete the chore.

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Companionship

Maintaining social relationships is an important aspect of the human experience. Whether it’s just for a few hours a day or for a longer time frame, our dedicated caregivers can be there for support and companionship according to your schedule. Companionship can include, but is not limited to:

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New Mom Support

You’ve just given birth and your family can’t always be with you to help with the new baby. Our caregivers can provide the assistance you need as you adjust to the new joy in your life. We can help with:

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Respite Care

Staying home with a loved one to provide care can take its toll. Caregivers need care too! If you are acting as a round-the-clock caregiver, you may need a break from the physical and emotional demands of caregiving. Our trained staff can provide the time away you need to recharge your physical, emotional and spiritual batteries.

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Liability Insurance

Better@Home caregivers undergo a rigorous background check and comprehensive training before they are qualified to provide care in your home. While accidents are never planned, liability insurance gives you peace of mind when someone is working in your home.

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In-Home Visits

Gone are the days when extended families lived in the same town with parents, children and grandchildren in close proximity. If you are concerned about the health and well-being of family members who live far-away, Better@Home can ease your mind by checking-in with your loved one. Our knowledgeable staff can visit the home of your loved one as frequently as you determine. We can ensure that there is food in the refrigerator, that the home is in good repair – whatever may be your concern, we can help with this communication.

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Home Safety Evaluations

One in every three seniors over the age of 65 years falls each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury, disability, and nursing home placement. In order to prevent falls at home, Better@Home can visit your home, or the home of your loved one, and assess ways to make the home safer for a frail or elderly person. From maintaining clear walkways to and within the house, to installing appropriate railings, to enhancing light sources, our staff can help keep you or your loved one safe in your home. Because we believe in the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Better@Home is pleased to offer you a complimentary Home Safety Evaluation.

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Screened and Trained Workers

Our staff is carefully interviewed and screened for their qualifications to provide personal care in your home. We look for passionate, caring and dedicated caregivers and provide them with comprehensive and ongoing training to ensure that our caregivers are aware of the latest and best practices in the field of person-centered home care.

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Workers’ Compensation

All Better@Home caregivers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance to ensure their health and safety in your home.

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Transportation

Whether you have a doctor’s appointment or simply want to do some errands, Better@Home can help you get where you need to go.

You may need transportation to:

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Transition Services

The thirty days following hospital discharge is a critical time in the recovery process. Nationwide, almost 20 percent of Medicare patients were readmitted to the hospital within that thirty day window. Our Better@Home caregivers can help provide the critical coordination needed to maximize the recovery process and keep your loved one out of the hospital. Our program supports your senior with a five-pronged approach:

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Service and Cost Plan

Now that you’ve made the decision to seek in-home assistance for your family member or loved one, how do you determine what you can afford? While more and more long-term care insurance companies are covering non-medical home care, it is still often paid for by the senior or the senior’s family. Our Care Coordinator can help you assess what services are needed, and what your costs will be. We can help you create a flexible and appropriate plan that allows you to make the decisions that are right for your family. The service assessment and cost plan are free of charge.

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Veterans Services

Financial assistance for non-medical home care may be available to you or your loved one if they are a veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran. If you are unaware of what may be available from the Veterans Administration, we can help find answers. Aid and Attendance is a benefit paid in addition to the monthly veteran’s pension, and may be available to pay for personal care provided in the home. Veterans who are recovering from a war-time injury, who are disabled from that injury, or are recovering from a recent surgery may be eligible for these benefits.

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Recovery Care

Better@Home caregivers provide excellent in-home support to ensure a successful recovery following surgery, an illness, or an accident. Evidence shows that people recover more quickly in the comfort of their own home than in a nursing or residential therapy facility. Our trained caregivers can help with everything from transitioning in and out of bed and medication management, to grooming and getting to and from the grocery store. We can handle as many, or as few, of the daily tasks of recovery as you need.

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Exercise and Recreation

Whether it’s a walk to the park, or transportation to your local fitness facility, our caregivers can help your senior loved one get out of the house to enjoy the benefits of physical movement and socialization.

We can help you or your loved one:

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Meal Preparation

Is your senior loved one not eating well because they are no longer comfortable in the kitchen? Or perhaps they are on medication that makes food less appealing. Our trained caregivers can help create interesting and healthful menus, can help with the grocery shopping, can help with meal preparation, and help clean up the kitchen at the end of the meal. Removing the barriers to eating good food at the right time keeps your loved one happier and healthier in their home.

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Medication Reminders

Research shows that many seniors do not take their medication as prescribed. At times a dose is missed, or a prescription goes unfilled. Our skilled caregivers can help your loved one organize their medication, remind them when to take medications, assist with opening containers or water bottles, and check that medications are being taken as prescribed.

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Dementia Support

When changes in memory and cognitive function affect not only the individual but the family members and loved ones, having a skilled and understanding person at home to help maintain structure can make all the difference. Our caregivers are trained to help:

In many instances, the primary caregiver is a spouse or family member who doesn’t realize the toll that full-time caregiving places on the caregiver. Better@Home staff can help support that caregiver for the well-being of the whole family.

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