SHC provides non-medical, in-home services such as homemaking, companionship, personal assistance and help with day-to-day living. Because we’re not a franchise, we have the flexibility to personalize your services to meet your needs. Please see our Services page for a detailed list.
We’ll meet at no charge with you and family members to discuss your needs. After you determine the services and schedule that are right for you, services can begin within just a few hours.
No deposit is required and you are not committed to a minimum period of time.
Definitely. We work with you to develop a personalized plan of services based on your unique needs. If and when they change in any way, your services and schedule can too.
We rigorously screen potential caregivers—fewer than 20 percent of applicants meet our high standards. Several members of our leadership team interview every potential caregiver, and we conduct thorough background checks on each one, including references, criminal background and driving records. All caregivers are bonded and insured. We’ll be happy to discuss our screening process in more detail during your complimentary assessment.
Most definitely. You may interview several caregivers before your service begins. Our in-depth matching process focuses on meeting your unique needs. We choose caregivers with the skills, background and personality that are the best match for providing you the services you select.
Yes, for as long as you choose to. We have nearly two decades of experience matching clients and caregivers, resulting in hundreds of consistent, long-term client/caregiver relationships. We know how important a consistent relationship is to good care.
Please refer to the Rates page for a list of our rates. You always have the right to determine the rate you wish to pay a caregiver. Clients often choose to show caregivers their appreciation for exceptional care by compensating them at a higher rate.
Every client has a dedicated client coordinator who maintains consistent communication with you, your family and your caregiver. Meeting your needs is our top priority—you always have direct access to a member of our leadership team or office staff 24 hours a day. We’ll handle your concerns personally and promptly.
Caregivers may use their car and be reimbursed for mileage or they may drive your car at no additional charge. You and your caregiver can decide which option works best.
No. Our services are the perfect solution for people of any age who need assistance at home, such as when recovering from an illness or surgery.
Yes. Wherever you live—your home, a retirement center, rehabilitation facility, assisted living facility—our caregivers can provide the services you need.
Yes, caregivers serve clients on all major holidays.
Yes, we’re happy to provide references from a long list of satisfied clients. We’ve built long-term relationships with hundreds of families over the nearly 20 years we’ve been helping people find the care they need.
Not necessarily. SHC caregivers are our employees so we handle the details associated with hiring a caregiver. That includes conducting screenings, driving record and criminal background checks, taxes, insurance and bonding. It’s our job to make sure you have consistent, quality service. If your regular caregiver is ill or needs time off, we provide another caregiver—you’re not scrambling to find someone to fill in. We also provide supervision and ongoing training.
It might seem that way, but there are costs and risks associated with hiring an independent contractor rather than using an in-home care agency, that people often don’t consider. When you hire an independent contractor, you become the employer and are responsible for all of the taxes that go along with hiring an employee. If the independent contractor gets hurt on the job, you are responsible for medical bills and any other expenses associated with the injury.