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Studies show that 40% of seniors ages 65 and up require some day-to-day assistance, and 70% will develop needs that require assistance in the future. We know this process can be stressful and demanding, both for those acting as caregivers and for elderly patients who prefer to live comfortably at home. 

As your elderly in-home care specialists, the team at Gallagher Home Health Services is committed to providing award-winning, customized care for seniors at home in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas.

Senior care is our specialty, so let us know how we can provide you with the customized and personalized services you need. We provide a range of affordable senior in-home care services to match your specific needs, including:

  • Home Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Duty Care
  • Home Healthcare Provider

Your journey always begins with a free in-home evaluation to determine the perfect custom plan for you and your loved one.

FAQs on Personal Care Services: 

Home Safety Services

What is Home Safety Monitoring?

Home safety monitoring is one of the best methods of taking care of any senior citizen in the comfort of their own home. Seniors that need assistance with certain tasks but want to live independently can rely on our professionals to help them with medication reminders, medication management, and responding to emergencies. No matter what services you require, our team is always there for you and your loved ones with our all-day and all-night monitoring. You can customize the experience as you like, but we are available and on-call 24 hours a day and seven days a week for your convenience. 

What is a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)?

Personal Emergency Response System, also known as PERS, is an in-home elderly safety monitoring system for senior citizens that want to live at home and retain their independence. When a senior requires any kind of assistance, all they need to do is press one small wireless button worn on the wrist or as a pendant. Once the button transmits a notification to our staff, they promptly respond and take the appropriate action based on prior instructions.

What are my Medication Reminder options?

Our monitored, automated pill dispenser can help seniors who need to take multiple medications to remember their proper dose, reducing health risks associated with medication errors. Using a medication dispenser, medication will be pre-loaded and ready to take. Should a dose be missed, the contact center will be informed and your loved one will receive a reminder phone call.

What are my Medication Management options?

Medication management services are just one more facet of our senior safety monitoring package. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses monitor patient medications to make sure that your loved ones are complying with their required medication regimen correctly. In addition, this medication management service option also makes sure that the ones you care about are avoiding potentially dangerous interactions by mixing medications.

Housekeeping Services

Do you provide House Cleaning Services for senior citizens?

Yes! Our specialist will visit according to a schedule developed in advance. You can choose the level of house cleaning services that makes sense for your particular situation. Our team will wipe down counters and scrub down bathroom surfaces effectively and efficiently. They are there when you need them to take out the trash and vacuum as well. As a point of contact in your loved one’s home, our team member can suggest any additional services that may be needed as things change. 

Private Duty Care

What is Private Duty Care?

During Private Duty Care, our home health aides deliver personal, immediate and effective nursing care, checking vital signs and monitoring symptoms in accordance with a senior’s needs. Our aides can also call for emergency care if your loved one needs help.

What is the Home Health Aide Process?

From the day you hire us, we are personally and actively involved in the care of your aging loved one. First, one of our certified nurses will conduct an assessment and design a customized plan for your loved one’s unique needs. Our nurse will then supervise your caregiver, conduct periodic nursing assessments, and monitor the care of your loved one to ensure that it stays in line with his or her changing needs. Our team includes a number of skilled and qualified health care professionals, ensuring that your loved one receives the best quality care available.

Home Healthcare Provider Services

What is Home Care?

Home Care is a form of home care geared specifically toward seniors who have more advanced health-related requirements. When we provide Home Health Care, we pair patients with a hand-chosen Home Health Aide (HHA) who can attend to their individual needs.

What are the benefits of Home Care?

Some of the many benefits of our home health services include:

  • Keeping your loved one comfortable at home.
  • Making visits convenient for family and friends.
  • Creating a better environment to heal and stay safe from infections.
  • Enabling more independence.
  • Saving the cost of in-patient care.
  • Offering personalized services catered to the individual patient.
  • Reducing rates of hospitalization.

What does a Home Health Aide do?

A Home Health Aide from our agency can help with bathing, cooking, taking vitals, reporting on the general health and welfare of their patients, and much more. 

What are the qualifications of a Home Health Aide?

Our HHAs are formally trained and have had their backgrounds thoroughly scrutinized. They may be overseen by a nurse supervisor or another person on our team, and they are bonded and insured for your peace of mind.