Do I need in-home care?
Knowing if your elderly loved ones are in need of in-home care is easy when you know what to look for and what questions to ask. Elderly individuals might cover up the fact that they are in need of independence because they fear to lose their independence. You’ll need to ask revealing questions and look for patterns of neglect in doing the activities of daily living (ADLs), personal hygiene, health condition, or attitude. The best way to know for sure is to contact In Loving Hands Home Care Agency for a free initial assessment.
What is home care and how is it different from home health care?
Typically “home care” refers to non-medical care such as companionship/homemaking services and personal care services, while “home health care” refers to the provision of skilled nursing care and other care such as speech, physical or occupational therapy.
What services does In Loving Hands Home Care Agency provide?
We provide companionship services such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping/errands, incidental transportation, medication reminders, grooming, live-in service, and respite care. We also provide personal care services such as bathing, grooming, and hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence and feeding/special diet assistance. Specialty staff is trained to provide Dementia and Alzheimer’s care.
How are caregivers selected?
Each caregiver is carefully screened and trained before caring for a client. Each must undergo a rigorous screening process, including national and local criminal background checks, DMV, and personal and professional reference checks. All caregivers are bonded, insured, and covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance for our clients’ peace of mind. We strive to hire the very best caregivers because we only hire people we would want to care for a member of our own family.
Do you provide care to those in a nursing home or assisted living facility?
Yes. We provide companionship or personal care to residents at assisted living communities and nursing homes who may desire additional attention or personalized care.
Is there a written plan of care for each client?
We develop an individualized and completely confidential care plan for each client. The purpose is to document the type of care services needed and when the client would like to initiate care. Once the client, the family members, and care team agree on the care plan, the office staff will use that information to recommend the caregiver who will be delivering the service, establish the schedule, and agree to the monitoring and communication.
What is Respite Care?
Our respite care services provide an opportunity for primary caregivers or family members to rest and regain their energy while we provide care for your loved ones.
How do you develop your care plans?
The care plans we create are based on an individual’s specific health issues, unique and ever-changing needs, and preferences. We make sure that the variety of services we provide are able to cater to your loved one’s needs. Furthermore, we can provide care for any period of time, whether you need hourly care, weekly care, or round-the-clock care.
Are services available 24 hours/7 days a week?
Yes. Services are available for as little as a few hours a visit up to 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
How is care paid for?
There are several ways to pay for non-medical, in-home care services. However, the vast majority of care is paid from the savings and resources of the individual receiving care or from their family. This is a type of payment that is commonly referred to as private pay or out-of-pocket payment. Some state and local programs exist for low-income seniors but are limited and usually cover only short-term home care needs. Medicare does not cover non-medical care except when certain custodial services are part of an authorized medical home care episode and, of course, the person is Medicare eligible. Long-Term Insurance (LTC) carriers currently pay for about 20% of the care in the country.