Occasionally, it is unwise or unsafe to leave someone home alone, even for short periods of time. Still, they prefer to remain at home and do well there with minimal assistance and/or supervision. In those cases, VNA will provide a Sitter to stay with the client during those periods when the regular caregiver must be away or is asleep. The Sitter will assist the client to the bathroom, place food that has been prepared within easy reach and assist with minor difficulties for an otherwise independent or stable person.
Be sure to ask for VNA when the DHSS Caseworker asks which agency you prefer.