What are PCS services?PCS or Personal Care Services are non-medical services provided to someone in their home or an independent living facility. Bridges In-Home Care provides PCS services including the following: Incontinence Care/Personal Hygiene, Medication Reminders, Grooming Assistance, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, 24 hour care, End-of-life care,.. Read More
How do I choose a Provider?There are many things to consider when choosing an In-Home Care Agency. Many times your doctor, a discharge planner or social worker at a hospital or from a Home Health Agency will refer you to an agency. This may or may not be the best choice or fit for your loved one. Here is a checklist that you can use in order to find the agency that will best fit your loved ones’ needs: View Checklist
Bridges In-Home Care: Aging at Home
Owner/ Operator of Bridges In-Home Care & ConsultingShe has been in the Home Care Industry for 14 years and is passionate about hearing and honoring the life stories of the elderly population by providing high quality care to them in their homes. Angie is passionate about not only providing excellent care, but helping families work through all that is involved with Life’s Transitions. Angie is the mother of two adult children, and she resides in Eagle, Idaho. Her business philosophy is driven by her core values which include:
- Everyone deserves to be heard
- Everyone deserves to be loved
- Everyone has a gift to offer the world
- Everyone has a contribution; a purpose
- Everyone deserves to be valued
- Everyone deserves to be respected
- No one should feel alone
“Idaho Living” Interview on KBOI
Caregivers with a true heart for what they do
Caregiver matching and consistency
“Providing The Help They Need and The Care They Deserve”
End of Life Care
Post surgery Care
Bathing & Dressing
24 Hour Care
Free Informational SessionsBridges IHC provides informational sessions to churches, communities, and groups who would like to know more about the options of aging at home. Please call for more details.
Book – “Quick Guide to Aging At Home”We understand how overwhelming and confusing it can be to oversee or facilitate care for a loved one. To help with this important process, Angie has written a book that is an easy-to-read, concise tool that gives a starting place for anyone in this position. It is available on Amazon.com or Kindle (link) The book is free to those who schedule a complimentary consultation.
Extended consultingIf the client needs go beyond our scope of practice, we are happy to refer you to one of our preferred providers. This can be helpful because you don’t have to randomly search and try to figure out what you need or who to ask. We offer this service at no cost to families even if they don’t use our services because we are committed to helping you find the best care and the best fit for your loved ones needs.
Family Caregiver Support GroupBridges IHC hosts and facilitates a family caregiver support group on the first Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm, at 410 S. Orchard St., Suite 120 Boise, ID 83705. This is a free resource that we provide for client families and non-client families alike. Topics include: Self-care for family caregivers, respite options, grief support, and many others. Please call our office for more information.
Talk to owner Angie Shea for five minutes, and it is immediately obvious that she genuinely cares about you and will do her utmost to help you out, even for free. When my grandpa was dying, she listened with total empathy to my family’s struggles with inheritance and some greed and heartlessness that surfaced in our family. Although he passed on before we could hire her, I recommend her to anyone in similar circumstances. I tell her all the time that she’s too generous, and she’ll do consults for free all day. But she seems energized by helping people. I just hope to bring that same level of passion and drive to my work.
…I was very concerned about leaving my dad’s care in someone else’s hands, but Dad loved Angie immediately, and I was comfortable going home and getting some much needed rest. Having Angie come into our lives was the best thing that ever happened. I can never express how much it meant to me to have her there when my dad passed away. When my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, get to where she needs help, I will definitely be calling Bridges In-Home Care.
Angie/Bridges In-Home Care has been involved with my in-home care giving for 3 years. She has been very dependable, and kind and fun to be around. I feel very fortunate to have her and her staff in my home.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between In-Home Care (personal care services), Home Health and Hospice services?
Does the cost differ for In-Home care services based on the needs of my loved one?
- Basic Care includes: Companionship, Meal Preparation, Grocery Shopping, Light Housekeeping, Medication Reminders, Grooming Assistance, Help with Dressing, and Pet Care.
- Moderate Care includes all of the above, plus: Assistance with Toileting/Incontinence Care, Assistance with Bathing/Showering, Stand-by Assistance while walking and Transportation.
- Extensive Care includes all of the above, plus: Total Supervision, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, Transferring Client, Bedbound Patient Care, Feeding, Post-Surgery Care and End of Life Care.
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LOCATION: 410 S. Orchard St., Suite 120 Boise, ID 83705
Bridges In-Home Care & Consulting Office
Bridges In-Home Care & Consulting Office410 S Orchard St #120, Boise, ID 83705, USA
Free Consultation Includes:
- In-home visit by owner or manager
- Home and client assessment to determine level of care
- Talk about ideal caregiver profile
- Set up a tentative schedule
- Free copy of “Quick Guide to Aging At Home”