Home Caregiving Services

To provide for the safety and comfort of seniors choosing to stay in a place they call home – their own home, their children’s homes, an assisted living community, rehabilitation facility or a hospital. This type of support is supplemental to hospital stays, rehab centers and in-home care from home health care,  hospice care, and/or  friends and family. There are two different types of Caregiving Services; medical and non-medical.

Services

  • Light housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Companionship
  • Transportation/Errand service
  • Therapy assistance
  • Medication reminders
  • Mean preparation

Specialization

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia care
  • Stroke/Cancer/Heart Disease recovery
  • Hospice/Palliative care support

Preparation

  • Veteran status of person in need of care, or spouse
  • Long term care insurance policy availability
  • Budget for home care services
  • Health conditions of the elder in need of services
  • Medications currently being administered
  • What circumstances prompted the call

Evaluation

Status of Caregivers:

  • company employees, or independent contractors?
  • Check for criminal background and reference checks
  • Social Security, Federal/State taxes, and unemployment insurance, and workers comp paid sheltering hiring family from legally responsibility
  • Does Caregiver have professional liability insurance
  • Supervisory home visits should be conducted to ensure quality care and client satisfaction
  • Understand how scheduling is handled, and no-show replacements
  • Look for a free, no-obligation consultation

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