For seniors and their loved ones, in-home care makes all the difference

For seniors and their loved ones, in-home care makes all the difference
Whole Life Hhome Care team is committed to quality care that we all want for our families. From left: LeAnn Rytz, Debbie Goble, and the founder Vicki Wolfrum. Courtesy photo

ENCINITAS, CA — Whole Life Home Care was founded in 2008 by Vicki Wolfrum, RN/CNM/IBCLC, with the sole purpose of providing local families with love, care and support at every age and every stage of life. Wolfrum, a loving mother of five, spent her life and 35-year career tirelessly caring for thousands of families along with her own. Today, Whole Life Home Care remains rooted in her core belief that superior in-home health care focuses on the whole person, addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs each individual and those who love and care for them.

While Wolfrum has since passed away, LeAnn Rytz, Wolfrum’s daughter-in-law and managing partner continues to lead the family-run business with business partner Debbie Goble.

“Vicki valued the importance of family and developing personal relationships with each client as if they were her own family, said Rytz. “I strongly share in Vicki’s vision and the entire Whole Life Home Care team is committed to offering the quality of care that we would want for our own families.”

For seniors and their loved ones, in-home care makes all the difference. Whole Life Home Care has a deep understanding that aging impacts the entire family and emphasizes the importance of caring for each family as a whole. Whether recuperating from hospitalization, home-bound with health issues or simply in need of companionship and socialization, Whole Life Home Care’s integrative approach helps facilitate optimal wellness and improved quality of life for the entire family.
It is important to remember that physical aging is a normal and healthy part of life and should not mean the end of social activity and engagement. In fact, a 2013 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that social isolation and loneliness are strongly associated with a higher risk of mortality and serious health conditions. With this in mind, Whole Life Home Care recently launched a wellness visit program, designed especially for seniors who are simply looking to stay active and remain a part of their community.

“The Encinitas Library is one of the regular places we take clients,” Rytz said. “They offer different types of live music, and everyone really enjoys the experience as well as the gorgeous location.” Wellness visits can be as short as two hours and are proven to benefit both the individuals and their loved ones.

Whole Life’s respite care goes hand-in-hand with the wellness visit program, as family caregivers frequently put the needs of their loved ones before their own, leaving them stressed, frustrated and ultimately unable to provide quality care for their loved one. “We are noticing a greater trend of families living together again, which means these families are providing help or are ‘on call’ almost all day and night, leaving them struggling to balance work, other family members, friends, or even just their own self-care, Rytz said. “Our respite services offer families the critical break they need. Whether a caregiver comes to spend time with a senior in-home, so that their loved ones can run errands, take care of household duties or even just to get out of the house, a small break can make a big difference.

With a staff of 45 licensed and registered caregivers, Whole Life Home Care works to find a perfect fit for each client. “Vicki always stressed the importance of establishing a family like connection between client and caregiver, she called them ‘Love Matches,’” said Rytz. “We also do extensive background checks on our caregivers and provide continued education to make sure the care they are providing is not only compassionate, but also at the high professional standard.”

To schedule a free care assessment or in-home safety assessment with Whole Life Home Care, call (844) 413-2711. Also visit www.wholelifehomecare.com to learn more about the full range of services offered and to read client testimonials.

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