Spotlight: Home Care for Seniors and Long-Term Illnesses

Every week we like to spotlight and discuss an article that catches our eye and could be of interest to our Wellness on Wheels family! The article we are discussing today dives into why having home care services is a big deal for seniors and folks dealing with long-term illnesses. You know — those awesome home health aides, certified nursing assistants, and custodial care peeps? They make it possible for people with some limits to not just live, but thrive at home!

These home health heroes help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation, feeding, and medication reminders. They’re like your go-to pals for shopping, cooking, doctor visits, rides, and even just having someone to talk to.

While many prefer to stay at home, there are situations where residential or nursing care might be more suitable. Hiring private individuals instead of agency workers can lead to tax obligations, workers’ compensation, and liability issues. The link to the article below even shares some experiences from families who got into a pickle hiring private helpers.

Having someone keeping an eye on things is gold. Agencies have your back with support, ensuring care stays in bounds, and smoothing things out when things get tricky. So, it’s like a pro tip for ensuring your caregiver relationship rocks. That’s why Wellness on Wheels is here for you, guiding you every second of your journey through the medical world!

We provide a free consultation and assessment to review care needs and coordinate all care services with the best providers on our team!

Gigi Desouki

Gigi DeSouki

Founder & CEO

Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.

Gigi DeSouki has a strong background in Health Care Management, with over thirty five years of experience in various areas of domestic and international health care delivery systems. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.

Several of our Wellness on Wheels team members are offering free or discounted consultations and online exercise classes. Here is just a short list of how we can help you and your family both in person or virtually.

Contact us about our telehealth services. 

Dr Armin Behel

Dr. Armin Behel

Pharmaceutical Consultant

Owner of Grand Specialty Pharmacy available for one on one consultations with an objective analysis of the various medications they are prescribed.

Dr Andrea Renee DACM

Dr. Andrea Renee Rivera


Doctoral and Master Degrees in Acupuncture with Orthopedics and Chigong specializations, certified Asian Body Work Therapist

Roni B. Maccabee, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Roni Maccabee

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Roni Maccabee is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health.

Chef Claudine Marshall

Chef Claudine Marshall

Chief Culinary Director

A Private Chef and owner of a Catering Company, Chef Claudine serves as the Chief Culinary Director for Wellness on Wheels.

Michael J. Patinelli - Partner Patinelli and Chang

Michael Patinelli, Esq.

Family & Estate Planning

Michael Patinelli has been focused on building a welcoming, friendly, and trusted practice. Free telephone consult available.

Nico Capurro, CPT

Nico Capurro


Nico is a nationally certified personal trainer and massage therapist with over 16 years of experience in Kinesiology/ restorative exercise and physique competition.

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