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Caring for seniors and our elders requires long-term care planning. But many family members become caregivers overnight without being ready for it. A loved one falls down or an illness triggers a change in responsibility. After a certain period of time, family caregivers may realize they need help and begin searching for other solutions for senior care, which may include home care.

Our Home care services make aging in place possible for hundreds of seniors in the Algarve every year. Instead of moving to a local assisted living facility  or a nursing home back home, seniors can continue living where they feel happiest and most comfortable -- their home in Sunny Algarve.

No one understands the importance of senior home care like we do at Saar @ Home. As one of the Algarve most trusted home care brands, we make aging in place possible for seniors across this popular region.

Our care services make daily living safer and more enjoyable for our clients, allowing them to spend their golden years in the comfort of home.

Our home care services offer valuable support to families. Saar @ Home makes it easier to care for aging loved ones, helping families to spend more quality time together. At the same time, we provide much-needed respite for family caregivers, reducing their risk of caregiver burnout.

The Right Type of Home Care Service

Choosing the right type of home care service will ensure your loved one's comfort and improve their quality of life. But if you're unfamiliar with the different types of home care, deciding between them can be confusing.

The good news? Selecting the right service is simpler than you might expect.

Companion Care

For most seniors, companion care provides the support they need for a wide range of basic caregiving tasks, including light housekeeping, help with errands, and meal preparation. This makes it a perfect choice for anyone who needs assistance to live at home safely, but who doesn't require advanced assistance.

Personal Care

If your loved one has advanced care needs, then personal care could be the right choice. Personal care includes basic caregiving duties of companion care, but it also helps with tasks such as grooming, dressing, bathing, and mobility. Personal care can also provide essential care to individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, or Parkinson's.


Respite Care

Are you the primary caregiver for an aging or disabled family member? If so, respite care could be the best option. Respite care helps family caregivers pursue other activities, attend urgent obligations, and spend more time with family. Most importantly, it gives them time they can devote to self-care, reducing the risk of caregiver burnout.


Specialized Home Care

Seniors with specific health conditions or care needs may require specialized care or Nursing Care. If your loved one has a range of distinct care needs, we can combine these with our traditional home care services when we develop your loved one's care plan.

Specialized types of care offered include Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and hospital-to-home transitional care.


Home Nursing Care 

Senior home health care generally means to provide a wide range of health related services in the homes of seniors which may include: skilled nursing care, physical therapy, primary health care, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home health aides, etc.

Saar @ Home offers a highly skilled nursing care. RNs (Registered Nurses) LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses), who are qualified to administer medications and perform advanced medical procedures provide around-the-clock geriatric care for the elderly in the home along with wound care, palliative care and more. 

Home Care Services 

At Saar @ Home, our goal is simple. We want to make aging in place as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for seniors. At the same time, we want to make home care services as easy and stress-free as possible for families.

Our approach to home care starts with a custom care plan for every client. Your local Saar @ Home care agency will tailor this care plan to your loved one's unique needs and living conditions. This way, we provide support exactly where it's needed.

When coordinating care, we work closely with families each step of the way. Once care starts, we remain in close contact with family members to keep them up to date. As your loved one's needs evolve, we'll work with you to make sure they continue receiving the care they need.

Getting Started with Home Care Services

With Saar @ Home, it's easy to get started with home care services.

Our agency will schedule a free consultation to begin the process. We'll learn about your loved one's needs, living conditions, and personal preferences. We'll use this information to build a framework for your loved one's care plan.

As we develop your loved one's care plan, we consider a wide range of factors. We'll consider your loved one's personal routine, while also developing a schedule that fits comfortably within your budget. Our agency also work with doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to ensure our care plans align with medical directives.

The final step is to match your loved one with a caregiver (or caregivers). At Saar @ Home, we pride ourselves on the compassion, dedication, and experience of our home care providers. We know how crucial the relationship between caregivers and seniors can be. Because of this, we strive to find the perfect fit for every client.  


Ready to get started with home care services?   Contact us today

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What Does a Home Care Helper Do?

A home care helper is a non-medical, in-home care provider for the elderly adult who is in need of assistance for simple chores and home tasks. A home care helper provides elderly care, personal care and respite care to help older adults continue to live in their homes when additional help is needed. These are non-medical services unlike the services provided by a home care nurse.

Some of the services provided by a home care helper that a home care nurse does not provide:

  • Hygiene Assistance

  • Meal preparation/Diet monitoring

  • Light housekeeping

  • Errands and Shopping

  • Joyful companionship

  • Live in, Live- out, sleep-over

  • Mornings, mid-day, evenings

  • Temporary or Long term

  • Weekends, holidays

  • Respite for family caregivers

Contact us if you or a loved one

• Are recovering from an illness or hospitalization and need help while you regain your strength.

• Need someone to help run errands or take you to appointments.

• Need assistance getting dressed and showering.

• Need help with housework, laundry, and grocery shopping.

• Current caregivers need a break.

• Have a terminal illness and wish to remain at home.

• Are at risk for falls and need assistance ambulating.

• Has dementia and needs supervision.

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These questions can help you determine whether long term care is appropriate.

  • Is the person isolated from social contact?

  • Are the person’s sleeping habits, eating habits or activity levels changing?

Daily Activities/Eating Habits
  • Is the person having a difficult time walking, bathing, dressing or eating?

  • Has the person shown an increased susceptibility to falling and bruising?

Cognitive Ability
  • Is the person’s mental reasoning ability at a level where personal safety and the safety of others is at risk?

Increasing Medical Needs
  • Does the person need medical care that is hard to provide?

  • Do medications need to be increased?

  • Does the person need help taking medications?

  • Does the person use medical equipment, such as an oxygen tank, or need daily or weekly treatments like dialysis?

  • Is rehabilitative care needed, such as after a surgery or injury?

Caregiver Burnout
  • Is a family caregiver exhausted due to the amount of care the person needs?

Medication Errors/Missed Doctor’s Appointments
  • Are the person’s medications being mixed up, or not taken at all?

  • Are doctor’s appointments being missed?

Household Management
  • Can the person still manage to run a household, such as keeping a checkbook or paying bills?

  • Is there a dramatic change in how the house is kept?


If you’ve answered yes to a number of these questions, it may well be time to talk about getting some form of assistance.

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