Personal Hygiene Care
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Incontinence Care
Mobility Assistance
  • Stand-by assistance
  • Transfers
  • Reduce fall risk & wandering
  • Assist with exercises
Homemaker Assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Errands
Life Enrichment
  • Companionship & activities
  • Transportation
  • Respite Care

Specialty Services

A specialized care program that focuses on in-home safety and improving quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and other forms of cognitive impairment.

The Memory Care Support Program is a specialized care program that focuses on in-home safety and improving quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, and other forms of cognitive impairment.

The Memory Care Support Program offers:

  • Dementia Care Certification for caregivers taught by local expert, Tiffany Mikles, owner of Dementia Care Coaching
  • In-home Safety Management to provide peace of mind
  • Daily focus on client safety and comfort
  • Individualized care plan development
  • Interventions for all stages of dementia
  • Communication techniques to minimize client and family frustration
  • Prevention strategies for wandering, resistant, combative, and Sundowning behaviors
  • Accompany to social events and activities in your community
  • Resources and referrals for homebound clients
  • Recognition of important “pain clues” to advocate for client comfort and dignity
  • Mental and social stimulation with Guidance Home Care’s exclusive ACT (Activities and Companionship Tool) Packs
A specialized care program that focuses on chronic disease management for clients diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack, or Pneumonia. This program can also be effective for other chronic diseases.

H.O.M.E. Program

Guidance’s H.O.M.E. (Health Overview Management & Enrichment) Program helps with chronic disease management for:

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction or AMI)
  • Pneumonia

The H.O.M.E Program focuses on reducing recovery complications and PREVENTABLE trips to the ER by:

  • Developing personalized care plans with disease-specific health goals
  • Increasing client compliance with doctor’s recommendations at home
  • Encouraging lifestyle modifications to help manage chronic disease
  • Assisting with medication compliance through medication reminders
  • Improving quality of life through social enrichment
  • Communicating and coordinating care with your doctor and your entire healthcare team

Our caregivers receive RN instructor-led specialized training and certification in Chronic Disease Management with emphasis on:

  • Sign & Symptom Recognition
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Caregiver Intervention Planning
Many family members like you take amazing care of their loved ones, without thinking of their own needs. Over time, this can be very challenging to maintain without receiving any relief or support, and the family caregiver’s health can suffer from the excessive stress and responsibility of caring for their loved ones. Respite care focuses on helping you create time to take care of yourself.

Guidance Home Care can help you set aside some time for yourself by:

  • Providing direct one-on-one care for your loved one in the comfort of their own home
  • Proving your loved one with transportation and escort out in the community so you can relax at home
  • Helping with household chores and running errands
  • Assisting your loved one with their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) such as bathing, dressing, personal care, and meal prep
  • Providing care for just a few hours or even up to 24-hours a day
  • Being a “Plan B” that can fill in to offer support during emergencies, strenuous work schedules/deadlines, vacations, or other temporary situations
Many clients just need a little short term care to help them transition from the hospital back to their homes while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery.

If you need time to recuperate after a serious illness or surgery, Guidance Home Care can help get you back home and regain your independence by:

  • Assisting with rehabilitation exercises
  • Preparing meals & taking care of light housekeeping
  • Driving clients to follow-up doctor appointments and outpatient therapies
  • Giving medication reminders and calling in/picking up prescription medication refills
  • Providing temporary personal care assistance such as helping with showering and dressing

Today family members are more spread out geographically than ever before. It is very common for adult children to live out of state or across the country from their aging loved ones. Guidance Home Care can provide expert assistance to your loved ones in Santa Clara County, and provide you with current real time updates about how your loved one is doing wherever you may be located.

Veterans, their spouses, or surviving spouses may qualify for a special disability pension benefit that can be used to cover the costs of home care services.

To be eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance, the veteran must:

  • Be 65 years old or if younger, be unemployable
  • Have served at least 90 days of active duty, one day of which was during a period of war
  • Meet income and asset requirements

The veteran or spouse must require assistance to eat, dress and undress, manage personal care, or have other medically necessary care needs.  Benefits are paid monthly, directly to the veteran or surviving spouse.

Veteran’s Aid and Attendance monthly pension amounts vary based on need and financial qualifications. Maximum benefits are listed below:

  • Two veteran spouses                                          $2,789
  • Married veteran needing care                            $2,085
  • Married veteran, only spouse needs care        $1,130
  • Single veteran                                                       $1,758
  • Surviving spouse                                                  $1,130

We’ll be glad to help you learn more about Veteran’s Aid and Attendance, just give us a call. We can refer you to volunteers to help you navigate the application process. You can also visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for information.

Guidance Home Care helps you process your long term care insurance paperwork quickly, allowing you to receive your benefits in a timely manner and help pay for the care you need.

Guidance Home Care will coordinate with your insurance company to:

  • Get the paperwork filled out correctly
  • Send the insurance company monthly updates on the care you receive
  • Work with you and your insurance company to provide them any paperwork needed to maintain your qualifications and benefits
Guidance Home Care has Care Managers and professional caregivers that are very experienced with promoting mental and social wellness. Guidance Home Care understands that mental and social happiness are just as important as physical health.

Guidance Home Care Care Managers develop comprehensive client Care Plans that focus on:

  • Building client self-confidence and social connectedness
  • Supporting client interests and hobbies
  • Recognizing and encouraging client skills and talents
  • Mental stimulation with our exclusive ACT (Activities and Companionship Tool) Packs
  • Individual one-on-one interactions in the client’s home as well as taking the client to group activities
  • Recommendations for local activity centers for increased peer-to-peer socialization
Guidance Home Care has Care Managers and professional caregivers that are very experienced with promoting mobility and safety in the home.

Guidance Care Managers are able to:

  • Assess client mobility needs
  • Develop comprehensive and specific Care Plans that focus on reinforcing client’s strengths
  • Proactively identify safety hazards in the home and provide appropriate recommendations
  • Coordinate safety care standards with caregivers, doctors, and therapists

Guidance caregivers are:

  • Trained in various types of stand-by assistance, client lifting, and transfers techniques
  • Experienced with assistive devices and equipment
  • Available for cross training with client’s Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Are skilled at promoting and encouraging exercises that decrease muscle weakness
Guidance Home Care can help support family members in managing the day-to-day details and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one on hospice. Some people feel that hospice care means that they’re giving up, but Guidance understands that hospice care focuses on the quality of life of your loved one.

Our goal is to keep your loved one comfortable and preserve their peace and dignity by:

  • Assisting with any and all personal care needs such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Providing companionship and emotional support
  • Providing pain medication reminders and early recognition of important “pain clues”
  • Preparing and serving meals including feeding
  • Repositioning in bed to preserve skin integrity
  • Prompt toileting assistance
  • Running errands and performing light housekeeping
  • Advocating for client needs
  • Collaborating care and working synergistically with hospice professionals to ensure their care standards are being met at all times
  • Providing family with respite and allowing family to focus on spending as much quality time with their loved one as they can
Guidance Home Care’s Rapid Response Team is your same-day staffing solution!  Our Rapid Response Team consists of highly trained Care Managers and caregivers who can jump into action immediately to handle your emergency home care needs.

We are available 24 / 7 / 365!

Guidance Home Care’s Rapid Response Team can assist with:

  • One-on-one care during hospitalizations and rehab stays
  • Transitions coming back home after being discharged from hospital or rehab
  • Transitions to assisted living communities until client becomes acclimated
  • Difficult behaviors during medication adjustments
  • Filling in to assist when family and regular caregivers are out of town, on vacation, or become ill themselves
  • Sudden changes of condition requiring some extra assistance
  • And many more challenging situations that make planning ahead impossible

Our Rapid Response Team is successful in assisting in these emergency situations because of our solid infrastructure, policies, and protocols that are already in place such as:

  • Our ability to identify critical matching criteria between client and caregiver
  • Detailed and client-specific Care Plans and Care Overviews
  • HIPAA compliant home care management operating system that allows for seamless communication between our Care Managers and field staff
  • And our dedicated and compassionate staff that take pride in what we do and how we do it

Guidance Home Care understands the importance of being able to live independently in the comfort of your own home with your spouse. Because of this, Guidance Home Care offers Couple Care!  Couple Care is a home care option that helps make services more affordable and allows for one caregiver to assist two people living in the same household.