WHAT IS HOME CARE?
Home Care is known as a support service that sick, recovering, disabled and/or aging adults get at their own home by a Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant or Caregiver. According to the US census bureau, approximately 7.6 million Americans are known to receive home care. However, the numbers can be much higher as this does not include the care provided by a friend or family as it is considered informal home care.
Home Care is delivered to clients who prefer to stay at home rather than being in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Home care services can provide the clients with assistance in activities of daily living. The caregivers can help with bathing, dressing, preparation of meals and other activities of daily living. They may also extend their services in making appointments, calls, paying bills and transportation apart from their emotional support. Since seniors tend to get lonely, caregivers can become perfect companions in their life.
Usually, the cost can be paid from public or private funding such as Worker's compensation, Medicaid, and Long-term Care Insurance or they can directly pay. We at Lifetree Homecare Solutions can provide services from as little as 8 hours a week to as much as 24 hours per day 7 days a week.
ARE YOU CONSIDERING HAVING HOME CARE ASSISTANCE?
We at Lifetree Homecare Solutions can provide you the best comfort and quality home environment for you or your loved ones through our qualified home health aides. All our employees are carefully vetted to include only the best caregivers out there. Our employees have been background checked, fingerprinted, drug tested and TB tested. They are also CPR and First Aide certified. You will find the perfect companion in our home care aide who are trustworthy, English speaking, kind and reliable. Call us to find out more about the options available to you!
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING HOME CARE SERVICES?
In order to live in your own home without restrictions, you need to select a reliable and trustworthy home care agency to avoid disappointments and unnecessary troubles. You need to choose a company that has a set of principles or values and considers all clients with utmost respect.
FOLLOWING ARE A LIST OF FACTORS THAT MAY HELP YOU IN CHOOSING THE ULTIMATE ASSISTANCE COMPANION.
Reliability – Do you trust the credentials of the home care service? Are they trustworthy? Are the licensed with the state? Are they bonded and insured? Do they have a good reputation? How do they vet their caregivers? Is the service well established? Will they be able to take care of you? What happens when you are not satisfied? Is there a system to assess the progress once a caregiver is assigned? These are the questions that you need to ask when you are in doubt.
Understanding – Do they understand your needs? Can you communicate with your caregiver without difficulty? If not, have they provided the means to improve your communication? Are you in control of the situation?
Accountability – Will there be follow ups after services? What happens when my health care needs change? You need to seriously consider these options before choosing your care provider because your requirements may vary due to various reasons. You need a service where they are flexible to understand those needs and provide practical assistance according to changing needs.