Special Care Needs


“…Since I was from out of state, I needed someone who could provide the eyes and ears that I could not and of course to provide the assistance to mom in a way that allowed her the independence that we both wanted her to continue with. Jean and her staff provide all and more.”
Rod, Brainerd, MN

269-857-3472 or 616-298-2395

Homebodies has experience with a wide range of situations and conditions.


Homebodies has extensive experience with many conditions and diagnoses. Each one has its own set of special care needs. Whether it's physical or mental limitations making life difficult, we are there to support your family.

Dementia/Alzheimer's: 
Patience and listening are gifts our caregivers bring to clients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Often the memory loss and repetition put a strain on family members. Having our caregivers bring some respite time for the main caregiver may be "just what the doctor ordered" for the family.

Parkinson's: 
Shaking, muscle stiffness, and difficulty walking are the most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Our caregivers' approach is slow and steady -- no matter how long activities take for persons with Parkinson's.

Multiple Sclerosis: 
MS is a serious, progressive disease of the central nervous system, causing muscle weakness, poor eyesight, slow speech, and some inability to move. As muscles deteriorate, even the smallest movements become difficult, if not impossible for persons with MS. We are there to compensate.

Strokes: 
Speech, limbs, and memory can all be affected when a stroke happens. We work in tandem with Occupational Therapists (OTs), and Physical Therapists (PTs) to help our clients move forward. 

Cancer: 
With this disease, the decline of health can be multi-faceted. Our caregivers respond to specific needs based on the type of cancer and direction it takes.

Surgery Recovery:
No matter the procedure, surgery usually requires getting reacquainted with your living surroundings. That could mean learning to maneuver a walker or wheelchair, or navigate a commode or shower seat. Depending on the type of surgery your loved one has had, he or she may also need assistance with some of the following activities: bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning, laundry, or errands. 

Preemie Care:
Bringing a preemie home requires a tremendous amount of care and attention - day and night. Homebodies can help with overnight care so mom and dad can get the rest they need to care for their baby during the day. We can help relieve the load during the day as well.

Heart Conditions and COPD: 
These conditions can significantly weaken a person, thus requiring more assistance with even simple tasks. That's when our caregivers come to the forefront, assisting with activities or taking direction to do what can't be done alone.

For a list of in-home care services that Homebodies provides, 
see our Care Services page.