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Senior Home Care in the Rockwood Neighborhood of Spokane WA
Senior Home Care in the Rockwood Neighborhood of Spokane WA

Find Home Care Near You in the Rockwood Neighborhood

What is Home Care for Seniors in Rockwood?

Non-medical home care in Rockwood or personal assistance services are usually provided by unlicensed personnel and they include bathing, dressing, cooking, transportation, companionship, shopping, light housekeeping and other similar duties. Aids can be hired part-time or full-time, depending on the needs of the client.

Home care provides a wide range of support services for people who need help living independently in their home. This can include helping someone with chronic health conditions, recovering from an illness or medical setback, and providing special needs to those that have disabilities.

How Do I Know if My Aging Loved One Needs In-Home Care?

Senior Home Care in Rockwood oftentimes serves as an alternative to assisted living for seniors who wish to live independently. It can be a good care option for those who meet the following criteria.

  • Seniors who struggle with mobility and need assistance safely moving throughout their home
  • Seniors with impaired motor skills who need assistance with daily household tasks
  • Seniors who no longer drive and need transportation to appointments, the grocery store, friends’ houses, and more
  • Seniors who are isolated and desire the companionship of a caregiver
  • Seniors who need assistance with ADLs including meal preparation, bathing, and more
  • Seniors in need of housekeeping services such as cleaning and grocery shopping
  • Seniors in the early stages of memory impairment

Does Medicare Pay for In-Home Care in Rockwood?

Medicare typically doesn't pay for housekeeping or personal care when that’s the only need of an elderly person. If you also have medical needs, like recovering from surgery or illness, Medicare may cover a short-term caregiver to help out with your health and other tasks around the home while patients heal on their own. Most providers offer hourly rates with price breaks for full days, overnights, etc… These home care agencies in Rockwood are private pay, meaning the client pays out of pocket.

Hospice is also a type of care administered in homes. It is physician-ordered for end-of-life patients. Hospice is 100% covered by Medicare, but the extra support from regular caregivers during the day for hospice support is typically private pay.

What is the Difference Between In-Home Care (Non-Medical Home Care) and Home Health Care?

In-Home Care (Non-Medical Home Care)

Angel Senior Care provides personal services to elderly or disabled clients in their residence. This includes non-medical assistance in the client's home, including help with cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, transportation, and companionship.

Home Health Care

Home health care is clinical, medical supervision provided by a licensed professional. Registered and licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists can all provide home health care, often through home health agencies, or in some cases, hospice agencies. This type of care is usually prescribed by a doctor as part of a senior health care regimen following hospitalization or injury. It can include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Administration of prescription medications or shots
  • Medical tests
  • Monitoring of health status
  • Wound care

Angel Senior Care is a Non-Medical Home Care Agency. Clients typically pay for care using private funds. Learn More Here.

About the Rockwood Neighborhood in Spokane

Senior Home Care in the Rockwood Neighborhood of Spokane WA
Senior Home Care in the Rockwood Neighborhood of Spokane WA

Rockwood Neighborhood

Officially recognized as a neighborhood council on October 13th 1997, the Rockwood Neighborhood Council has an active membership.

During the past years, the Rockwood Neighborhood Council has focused on issues of traffic, crime, historic preservation, tree maintenance, zoning changes, comprehensive growth management and neighborhood specific planning.


  • Became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so that we may receive tax deductible donations
  • Founded an All City Traffic Awareness and Pedestrian Safety Week/Hand-out for Pedestrians
  • Sponsors Spring and Fall neighborhood wide clean-up day
  • Beautified the neighborhood by planting flowers in the concrete planters on 29th Avenue, Grand and Southeast Boulevard
  • Completed restoration to the historic pillars on Highland Boulevard
  • Completed work on Spokane growth management and joined Comstock and Manito Neighborhoods in the Manito Center and Corridor planning process.

An older residential neighborhood with many homes on the Spokane Register of Historic Places, Rockwood is part of the master plan of Spokane commissioned by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, one of the designers of Central Park in Manhattan. The Olmsted Brothers recommended curving streets with a central boulevard winding through the heart of the neighborhood. Many street names in the neighborhood help illustrate the topographical profile of Rockwood. Along with the namesake boulevard, streets such as Overbluff, Upper Terrace, Highland, Plateau, Pinecrest, and Woodcliff all include a reference to their geographic setting. Half of Rockwood is perched on a winding hillside, where the valley carved by the Spokane River rises rather abruptly to the elevation of the Columbia Plateau. In places the elevation change is so dramatic that streets are cut off; for example, on Perry Street a staircase, rather than paved road, connects Overbluff with 20th Avenue. Above the hillside the terrain is relatively flat. This change in elevation results in numerous basalt outcroppings within the neighborhood. Along with the exposed rocks this old neighborhood is full of mature trees, making Rockwood a very literal street name. There are many large homes in the neighborhood, especially along Rockwood Boulevard and the surrounding hillsides. The rest of the neighborhood is generally composed of smaller single-family homes. Notable exceptions include the Spanish Colonial Hutton Elementary School at 24th Ave. and Plateau Rd., the Gothic Revival St. John's Cathedral at 12th Avenue and Grand Boulevard, and the business district stretching north, from the cathedral, along Grand.


The Rockwood Neighborhood is also home to the elegant Rockwood Retirement Communities. Talk to us to learn more.

Directions from Rockwood to Angel Senior Care Offices

Rockwood Neighborhood, Spokane, WA

  • Take S Ivory St to E Rockwood Blvd
    51 s (0.1 mi)
  • Turn left onto E Rockwood Blvd
    3 min (1.3 mi)
  • Turn right onto S Cowley St
    1 min (0.4 mi)
  • Drive from S Division St, N Ruby St, N Division St and N Wall St to Town and Country
    17 min (6.5 mi)
  • Drive to your destination
    14 s (203 ft)

Angel Senior Care
8512 N Wall St,

Spokane, WA 99208

Rockwood Neighborhood History

In 1913, the city of Spokane entered into a contract with the Olmsted brothers, John and Frederick Jr., to work out a master plan for Spokane. The brothers were carrying on the work of their father, Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City. In a report to the Board of Park Commissioners of Spokane, the Olmsted brothers recommended including a winding drive through the neighborhood with the planting of deciduous trees, particularly on the borders.

What followed was a design for the Rockwood area that embodied Frederick Law Olmsted’s theories of landscape architecture which preferred the works of God to the works of man. Olmsted thought and wrote profoundly about the ethical and moral responsibilities of human beings to the planet, and about the power of nature to restore the weary and improve the moral sensitivities of all who submit to its beauty and force.

We can see in the Rockwood Neighborhood, Olmsted’s desire to link a city together in a way that people could travel about and always be on or near parkways and boulevards; areas of promenades with curving walks and illusions of incredible vistas; placing viewers in the landscape with much emphasis on the details of the view. Frederick Olmsted believed an artistically designed landscape would provide a refreshing antidote to the city’s competitive pressures, and would also exercise a distinctly harmonizing and refining influence favorable to its residents.

In 1996, Rockwood Boulevard was designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Listing in the National Register is primarily a tool to encourage the preservation, recognition, and rehabilitation of our national landmarks. Benefits of listing in the National Registry include renovation grants, tax credits for renovation of commercial properties, and higher re-sale value because of these benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions about Home Care in the Rockwood Neighborhood of Spokane

Q: What is home care?

A: HomeCare option for senior care that enables aging at your own home. Home Care services are an affordable alternative and a preferred choice versus an assisted living or nursing home.

Q: Does having home care result in a loss of Independence?

A: Absolutely Not. Our belief is that independence is being in control of your decisions. Having home care service means being in control of your activities and retaining as much independence as each situation allows. Many of our clients just need a little help to continue living a safe and productive life while some might be recovering from a fall or surgery, or other conditions. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to enable you the best possible outcome while being in control of your care and daily decisions.

Q: Who should consider home care services?

A: Whether you need just a few hours a week or 24x7 live-in care, at-home care services must be part of the family discussion. Home care services are not just limited to seniors and the elderly. Anyone who needs assistance with activities of daily living can realize the value of in-home care on both physical and emotional health.

Q: Can home care services assist those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia?

A: Yes. Except in clients with late stages of this disease where other options might be more appropriate, home care is a critical part in managing this disease at home. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, approximately 70% of people with dementia or cognitive impairment are living at home. Remaining at home and in familiar surroundings that include friends, family, and routines are important to those affected with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Working with the family caregivers and a client's physician, home care services enable balance and consistency when managing Alzheimer's and Dementia. (reference: https://www.alz.org/national/documents/phase_4_home_care_recs.pdf)

Q: What is the difference between non-medical home care and home health?

A: Home care on its basic expression usually refers to non-medical care in the home. Home health companies usually provide home care services but typically for those who need medical assistance, such as changing bandages, handling IV's, and administering medication. Home Care and Home Health Agencies work together to keep you safe and comfortable.

Q: What services are included in non-medical home care?

A: Three main categories of care services are included in non-medical home care.

    1. Personal Care: often a mental and physically challenging task for a family caregiver, personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting can all be handled by a professional caregiver.


    1. Homemaking: ensuring the house is kept up, warm and well-cooked meals are prepared, and safe transportation to errands and appointments are all part of non-medical home care.


    1. Companionship:  caregivers provide direct companion services and can ensure transportation to social activities, errands, etc.



Q: Can Angel Senior Care assist with medications?

A: Medication adherence is critically important to remain safe at home. Caregivers referred by Angel Senior Care can assist with medication reminders only. Drug treatment plans that include sorting and administering medication should only be handled by a family caregiver, nurse, or physician who is authorized and qualified to provide this service.

Q: How can I trust a caregiver in my home?

A: Just like nurses and doctors, Professional Caregivers have chosen a career in compassionate care for those in need. Angel Senior Care performs a rigorous screening process that includes comprehensive State and Federal Background checks and screening for compassion, identity, integrity, and competence.

Q: How flexible is Angel Senior Care with individual non-medical home care needs?

A: Angel Senior Care offers clients a consumer-driven approach to at-home care. Care is tailored to meet your specific and individual needs. If your needs change, you are in control to make any adjustments to your approved caregiver, shift duration, or scope of service during a shift.

Q: Will we have a choice in selecting the caregiver?

A: Our goal is to understand the needs of each family to understand what unique skills and personality are desired. Client input is highly encouraged while we conduct the pairing process.

Q: What is the process of finding a caregiver?

A: We make the process of finding a caregiver very simple and prompt. Give us a call and we'll conduct a brief phone discussion to understand your needs. We then can meet anyone involved in selecting and paying for care at your home for a Free in-home consultation. Within 24 hours of that visit, we usually are able to refer a professional caregiver to your home. Our team continuously screens caregivers beyond the current demand to give you quick access to the best caregivers in the community.

Q: What if I don't like our caregiver?

A: Contact us  and while we take great care in the selection of your caregiver we'll quickly find a replacement caregiver at no additional cost to you.

How does Angel Senior Care attract the best caregivers?

A: It's simply our recipe. We have recently been awarded the Employees Choice award, with that word has spread to caregivers within the community and they are as excited as we are to have them join the family.