Services

Our Steps to Care

How to Get Started

Step 1

Getting started is easy!

The first step is to call the office at 206-352-7399, email us, or contact us via our web form, to start a conversation about your care needs. Our friendly care coordinators will ask you for some basic information and answer your questions.

Step 2

Schedule and Complete a Client Assessment

A Client Assessment Specialist will schedule a convenient time to visit you in your home to discuss your care needs.  This visit is free of charge and we encourage family members to attend.  We believe input from everyone involved in the client’s care helps provide the best plan of care possible.

Questions We Will Ask:

  • Personal background, hobbies & interests
  • What kind of assistance you are looking for
  • Current and past health information
  • Family contacts and physician information

We understand it can be stressful bringing someone new into your home.  Through this initial assessment, our goal is to do everything possible to create a partnership of trust and caring.

Step 3

Care Coordination – Getting Started

Once you have determined that you would like to begin services, the CAS will review our standard Service Agreement with you and collect a deposit.  Our amazing team of Care Coordinators will then begin the process of matching you with a caregiver based on your care plan.  Services typically begin within a few days of your initial assessment.  (Sooner if possible or if needed.)

Assistance and Support Services

Home care for seniors is the heart and soul of what we do here at With a Little Help. We use activities of daily living to promote independence and lessen isolation for our elderly clients.

We pride ourselves on our ability to find the right match between caregiver and senior, creating a relationship similar to the one the senior might have with a family member or close friend. We watch for changes in the physical and mental health abilities and offer another set of eyes and ears to communicate with the family and others involved with care.

Every one of our clients is unique, which is why we complete a personalized care assessment and then craft a care plan for each of our clients. We offer a broad range of in home health care services, so that we are able to respond quickly to changing needs.

Activities of Daily Living

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) include all of the activities a senior does routinely each day.  Our caregivers are available to assist with these tasks so that an older adult is able to successfully thrive independently in their own home.  ADLs include, but are not limited to:

  • Grooming
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Meal Preparation
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Medication Management

Companionship

Seniors often spend a lot of time alone and just having some simple, loving one-on-one attention can make an amazing difference in their day. Our caregivers arrive full of ideas and activities to help keep seniors engaged and active in life. A trip to a favorite restaurant, engaging in a favorite hobby or a walk along the waterfront with a friendly companion can be just the ticket for lifting the mind and spirit. We provide encouragement and find that with a little motivation it’s amazing what seniors can do.

Transportation

Giving up driving is a big loss of independence for seniors, and contributes to isolation. We help seniors maintain their lifestyle as much as possible by driving them where they need to go, whether it is getting their hair done, running errands, going out to lunch, going for a drive, or visiting friends. Our caregivers are also happy to accompany seniors to medical appointments and provide a detailed report to the family. We ensure all of our caregivers have a safe driving record and are insured.

Respite Care

When you’re taking care of a loved one, it’s easy to forget about your personal needs. Oftentimes, family caregivers wait until they’re completely overwhelmed before seeking help. Even a few hours a week of respite can make a big difference in a caregiver’s quality of life. You can rest easy knowing our caregivers will act as a friend of the family and provide a second set of eyes to watch for changes while you’re away. This will give you a chance to get out of the house for a while or spend some quiet time at home alone while our caregiver takes your loved one out.

Hospice Care

Hospice and end-of-life care is a challenging time.  With a Little Help Caregivers are available to provide support to a client on hospice, as well as the client’s family and hospice care team.  Our goal is to provide a compassionate and caring environment for each unique situation.

Specialty Care

Memory Loss

Caring for a loved one with memory loss due to Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be especially challenging for family members.  All of our caregivers receive specific training related to helping seniors with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and memory loss.

Parkinson’s Disease

Our caregivers are trained to support clients with Parkinson’s Disease by maintaining and fostering the client’s independence as much as possible.  WALH is proud to partner with the Seattle branch of The American Parkinson’s Disease Association’s “Caregiver’s Day Off” program.  As a family caregiver, you or your loved one may qualify to receive 20 hours of free respite care from WALH.

24 Hour and Live-in Care

WALH is able to provide live-in care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More

Please call the office to inquire about all support services we provide.

High Quality Care

We are here for you, if you need a few hours of home care services a week or much more, you can be confident that you or your loved one will receive friendly, one-on-one home care services from a trained and fully qualified caregiver.  We require all of our care providers pass a rigorous background check.

Our Customer Service Promise

We believe that impeccable communication lies at the heart of great customer service.  To achieve our goal we are in regular contact with our clients as well as our caregivers, to make sure information is shared in an accurate and timely manner. We are committed to delivering a consistent, exceptional standard of in home care to our clients.

We Are Here to Ease Your Burden