Home Care Services

The help you need is just a phone call away!

24/7 Homemaker, Care & Companionship
Serving Windham County 

(802) 254 6559

The Gathering Place is a highly motivated, nurturing professional team dedicated to helping make life easier for persons in need of support, and the families that love them.  Our staff provides dependable, one-on-one responsive non-medical care* while ensuring individuals maintain their quality of life, with dignity and independence, and can continue to live in the comfort of home.

The Gathering Place manages the entire in-home experience including:

  • Working with you to develop an individualized plan to meet your needs
  • Carefully selecting, screening and employing staff who have cleared criminal, abuse and OIG background checks
  • Supervision and monitor staff
  • Scheduling of caregivers and provisions of relief of caregivers
  • Compliance with employment, wage & hour, worker’s compensation and other laws
  • Fully insured

For Seniors Living Alone

Are you living alone and struggling to keep up with the demands of everyday life? The Gathering Place home caregivers can help you with shopping, light housekeeping, preparing meals and daily living activities, such as grooming and getting dressed. Life doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Our caregivers will pick up your mail, play a card game with you, feed your pets, take out the recycling – whatever you need to make life run smoothly.

For Families

Do you need help caring for a loved one at home?  Do you need a break for travel, errands, family events – or just a good nights’ sleep? The Gathering Place offers 24/7 home care. Our caregivers can help assist your loved one with personal care, getting dressed, meal preparation and other daily living activities. We are here when you need us to provide companionship and care.

For Anyone, After a Hospital or Rehab Stay

If you’ve ever had surgery or stayed in a rehab center, you know it can be challenging to come home and resume your daily life. Let our care givers help you ease back into your routine and make sure you don’t overdo it – while you focus on getting back your strength.

The Gathering Place provides a full array of affordable home care services, including:

Flexible scheduling
(3 hours minimum per visit)

24-hour care/ 7 days a week (including overnight supervision)

To schedule your home care hours, call
(802) 254-6559

*We cannot provide skilled nursing or medical care but will be happy to assist you in finding a nursing provider. 

**Transportation of a homecare client must be in a client insured vehicle.

Companion Care

visiting a senior and looking at photos

Whether you live cross country or across the street from your aging family member, it helps to know they have someone nearby if they need support.  Sometimes the right home care for your loved one is just having a friendly, compassionate companion who visits regularly to sit, chat and reminisce.  Companion care for adults with disabilities and seniors provides someone to socialize with, and gives your family someone to rely on.**

  • Social events and friend visits
  • Shopping and errands
  • Personal correspondence
  • Medication prompts and reminders
  • Scrapbooking
  • Gardening
  • Home projects
  • Safety and security

Flexible scheduling
(3 hours minimum per visit)

24-hour care/ 7 days a week (including overnight supervision)

To schedule your home care hours, call
(802) 254-6559

*We cannot provide skilled nursing or medical care but will be happy to assist you in finding a nursing provider. 

**Transportation of a homecare client must be in a client insured vehicle.

Homemaker Services

help washing dishes

With a new birth, age or injury, daily household activities and chores can become difficult.  When you choose homemaker services, you’re choosing someone to take care of the little things – freshly prepared meals, no obstacles in the hallways to trip over, and clean clothes to wear.  If you are looking into homemaking services, help usually means an extra hand with daily tasks.  Homemaker services for the elderly, seniors, and disabled adults can be a full-time role, or it can be a few hours a week as added support for the family.  Your time with your family is precious, and you shouldn’t have to spend it doing chores!

Responsibilities of a Homemaker

  • Meal Planning and Prep
  • Washing Dishes
  • Light housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting)
  • Laundry and Linens
  • Making/changing the bed
  • Accompanying to appointments**
  • Helping with organization
  • Running errands
  • Grocery shopping
  • Plant care
  • And many more!

Flexible scheduling
(3 hours minimum per visit)

24-hour care/ 7 days a week (including overnight supervision)

To schedule your home care hours, call
(802) 254-6559

*We cannot provide skilled nursing or medical care but will be happy to assist you in finding a nursing provider. 

**Transportation of a homecare client must be in a client insured vehicle.

Personal Care

help combing hair

Personal Care and Hygiene services help seniors and disabled adults with daily activities they once did for themselves, including, but not limited to bathing or brushing their teeth.  These in home services can vary widely depending on your needs, but the goal is to keep clients clean, comfortable, and looking their best.  For most people, using the bathroom is the first task of the morning.  Care givers can assist clients with using the restroom, showering, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed for the day. 

Here is a list of common personal care services that clients request from their caregivers:

  • Bathing
  • Brushing teeth
  • Denture care
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Combing Hair
  • Skin Care
  • Perineal care
  • Changing adult briefs
  • Assisting with bedpans, urinals, or commodes
  • Repositioning to avoid bed soars
  • Help with range of motion activities
  • And more!

Flexible scheduling
(3 hours minimum per visit)

24-hour care/ 7 days a week (including overnight supervision)

To schedule your home care hours, call
(802) 254-6559

*We cannot provide skilled nursing or medical care but will be happy to assist you in finding a nursing provider. 

**Transportation of a homecare client must be in a client insured vehicle.

Hospice and Palliative Care

hospice care

Palliative care is any type of care that focuses on making a sick person feel comfortable, rather than curing the illness.  Sometimes known as end of life care, hospice care is a type of palliative care for individuals who are in the last stages of a serious illness and have decided not to pursue curative treatments.  In general, the purpose of hospice care is symptom relief, comfort, and emotional-spiritual support. 

Our approach to hospice and palliative care at home, or at a facility is simple: help families spend quality time together by matching them with a perfect caregiver for their situation.  A caregiver can help with day to day activities like bathing or dressing, or provide support and companionship for the sick individual. 

Flexible scheduling
(3 hours minimum per visit)

24-hour care/ 7 days a week (including overnight supervision)

To schedule your home care hours, call
(802) 254-6559

*We cannot provide skilled nursing or medical care but will be happy to assist you in finding a nursing provider. 

**Transportation of a homecare client must be in a client insured vehicle.

Respite Care

woman sitting on couch

Respite Care for the elderly, seniors, disabled adults, and those with special needs can offer caregivers a chance to take a break from their situation. It is meant to allow you to recharge emotionally and physically to avoid burnout.  Respite care can include things like light housekeeping, personal care such as bathing or dressing, travel accompaniment to appointments**, grocery shopping, errands, and more.

Short-term respite care for caregivers may come in many forms.  You may find that having overnight respite care one night a week reduces your stress, or that a sudden event means you need emergency respite care.  The most important thing to remember is that respite for caregivers is not about abandoning or “passing off” your caregiving role.  It is about finding the right balance for your family. 

Flexible scheduling
(3 hours minimum per visit)

24-hour care/ 7 days a week (including overnight supervision)

To schedule your home care hours, call
(802) 254-6559

*We cannot provide skilled nursing or medical care but will be happy to assist you in finding a nursing provider. 

**Transportation of a homecare client must be in a client insured vehicle.

Care Giver Support

Feeling Overwhelmed and Alone?

support group

Come and visit our Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Drop in for support and information, and connect with others!

  • Open to all caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
  • Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions
  • Share different ways of adapting to the continuing stress of coping
  • Share concerns in a supportive atmosphere

Meetings are held once a month at each location; Brattleboro and West Dover, are free of charge and no registration is necessary.

For more information, for support group or upcoming educational events, please call 802 254 6995. 

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