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Personalized In-Home Care
for Delaware Seniors
proudly serving since 2004
Personalized and Affordable In-Home Care
As you or your loved one gets older, maintaining a house can be a difficult task, and living safely and independently can be overwhelming. Our job is to help you enjoy all of the comforts that living at home has to offer without any of the headaches.
The safety and security of having a companion around is extremely important. Perhaps you live in a different state as your aging loved ones, or you just cannot be there 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Let the knowledgeable staff at Your Own Home provide the assistance necessary to offer you peace of mind.
Maintain your current lifestyle and chose your own surroundings, food, schedule and activities. Our caregivers can be there when friends or family are not available.
Enjoy the freedom of going where you want, when you want with the assistance of our caregivers.
Meet with friends or family, go to a movie, walk in the park. Caregivers are there to help you remain an active member of your community.
Safety and Security
Appreciate the peace of mind that comes with supervision when there are concerns about falling, dexterity, or cognition.
Live comfortably without being overwhelmed by daily responsibilites or challenging tasks.
Whether you are in an assisted or independent living facility, our caregivers are always there to provide additional support.
Companionship & Supervision
Mail & Bill Management
Companionship & Supervision
Mail & Bill Management
Common questions about in-home care
Q: Can I make changes to the schedule if I have an appointment?
A: Yes but we ask for as much notice as possible in consideration of the caregiver.
Q: What hours and days are your caregivers available?
A: 7 Days a week, 24 hours a day.
Q: Do I have to sign a contract or keep services for a specific period of time?
A: A contract is signed that specifies your rights, the services to be provided, a tentative schedule and applicable rates. There is no set time or financial commitment and it can be modified at any time. You will not be held to any service commitment.
Q: How am I billed?
A: Billing is collected twice a month, either by check or credit card.
Q: How are your caregivers screened?
A: All of our caregivers are thoroughly screened, including competency testing, drug testing, references, criminal and driving record checks. In addition all related experience is validated.
Q: Is there a minimum number of hours or service that I must commit to?
A: We are happy to provide a companion for a minimum of 2 hours. Except in the case of a doctor’s appointment , we have found it takes at least 2 hours to meet most of our client’s needs.
Q: If I am securing services for a family member, can you provide updates on their care and progress?
A: Yes. Notes will be kept at the house and our caregivers and office staff will work with the family to provide feedback at any time.
Q: How does companion support compare to assisted living or adult day care?
A: You will not receive one on one care in day care or in a facility, as you do with homecare. Homecare is tailored 100% to you.
Q: How will you find the right caregiver for our family?
A; When the initial assessment is done we will try to determine personality, needs and interests. We will then attempt to find a compatible caregiver.
Q: Can your caregiver provide medical and home nursing services?
A: No. Our caregivers provide non-medical services only
Q: How do I know this is the right service for my loved one?
A: We will do an in home assessment and talk you through various options. We will be happy to recommend alternative resources if the need arises
Q: What happens if our caregiver gets sick and can’t come that day?
A: We will notify you and ask if you want a replacement. One will be provided as quickly as possible and will be brought up to date on your situation.
Q: What do I do if I don’t like my caregiver?
A: If you are unhappy for any reason with your caregiver, we will handle the replacement as quickly as possible. It will not be an uncomfortable situation for you.
Q: Will we have the same caregiver every time?
A: Although we can’t guarantee it, our goal is to provide the same caregiver for every client. This is much easier to do given a set schedule for your loved one.
Q: What do you mean by “light housekeeping”?
A: Light housework could include refreshing the bathroom, cleaning the dishes, client’s laundry, and other daily miscellaneous tasks.
Q: Are caregivers able to handle bathing and dressing?
A: While caretakers cannot fulfil these duties, we have several CNAs on staff to handle cases with such needs.
Q: What happens if our loved one goes into the hospital?
A: We can continue to provide the care relationship in the hospital or simple help with the transition home and aftercare.
"Consistent and reliable care, trustworthy employees, and an unb"elievable willingness to go the extra mile. In other home care providers you might get one of these qualities, with your team’s operation you receive all and then some. You have given us a gift much larger than simply peace of mind."
"I couldn't have done without this caregiver. My mother thrived much longer than expected. I owe much of this for not only the level of care but also the agency knowing my needs. I would highly recommend Your Own Home to others."
"As the Alzheimer’s disease began to take its toll on both of our parents, you and your staff treated both our mom and dad with respect, kindness, compassion and the capabilities needed to help us care for them. You and your staff are the best."
-The Johnson Family
"Our parents receive the caregivers undivided attention; their meals are catered to their specific needs; their home is kept tidy and they are able to stay in their own home. Knowing that they are being well cared for in a safe, familiar environment has made this transition so much easier for all of us. Thank you Your Own Home. You have become a vital part of our family."
Your Own Home, LLC is a Wilmington, DE-based company servicing New Castle County, DE. We have been in business since 2004 and strive to provide an alternative for seniors that allows them to age in their homes. While Your Own Home, LLC is an independently owned and managed business, it is a part of a larger national network called Companion Connection Senior Care which is a national membership organization of non-medical home care agencies. All members have access to recognized experts in the field of home care, as well as the most current educational resources.
The owner of the organization, Gina Deney, began this business as a result of her own experience trying to manage the care of her aging parents while living states away.
“I quickly came to the realization that there is a huge gap today in living options for seniors. Many are still in good health and want to remain independent yet are beginning to need more support and care as they age. What compounds the situation is that we don’t plan ahead, but first deal with this situation at a time of crisis. I feel strongly that this is a generation that has made major contributions to our society and they have earned the right to age with dignity. “
Online Aging Resources
National Council On Aging
The national leader dedicated to helping people 60+, the National Council on Aging works with nonprofits, governments, and businesses to provide senior access to community programs and services.
National Institute on Aging
An office of the National Institute of Health, the NIA is an important resource for health topics, news, and research on the nature of aging. Their Go4Life program encourages all adults to incorporate exercise into their lives with helpful videos and tips.
Health and Social Services
Delaware's DHSS office has compiled services available to Delaware seniors. This includes access to financial services, medical services, legal assistance, and even senior community service opportunities.