Senior Care Options

Eldercare Made Easier

You may have noticed a big change in your loved ones’ ability to take care of themselves. Often families are unsure of how serious the situation is or may not live close enough to their loved ones to see. Our Care Experts have years of training and experience working with families to solve their eldercare needs.

Ask us about:

+  Homecare
+  Housekeeping and personal care assistance
+  Transportation and meal preparation
+  Skilled nursing
+  Companionship and social enrichment
+  Long-term care placement
+  Short-term rehabilitation
+  Independent and assisted living communities

Choosing Homecare

Given the choice, your older loved ones would most likely opt for aging in place in their own homes. Familiar surroundings help them feel secure, independent and connected with family and the community. Living at home is also far less expensive than moving to a residential facility. And it’s much more pleasant to recover from an illness in your own house or apartment.

Choosing the best fit for your loved one is a personal decision.

Here are some questions you may want to ask when choosing which agency is right for your loved one:

Asset 5-3

+  Is the agency Medicare-certified?
+  Will a registered nurse make a home visit and prepare a written plan of care?
Will the family and client be involved in the care planning process
Are physical, speech, occupational or other therapists available?
What services do home care aides provide?
Will a nurse regularly supervise home care aides in the home?
How is backup care arranged if the assigned worker does not show up?
What kind of training do aides receive?
What is the cost of the services?
How are medical supplies and equipment provided?
How often are bills for services issued?
Who is responsible for completing insurance claims and paperwork?

The Home Health Compare tool from Medicare can help you learn more about agencies you are considering, including how well they care for patients, which agencies use best practices in care, and what other patients have said about the agencies.

By helping your loved one make an informed choice about home care, you will help ensure that he or she receives appropriate care while remaining independent at home.