Home care is a confusing and unfamiliar topic for families who have never had to look after an aging parent or loved one. It’s understandable that you have questions and concerns about the quality and type of home care your family member would receive. You’re not alone. With more than 4.7 million people receiving support annually from home health agencies, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this is a decision that many American families face. Read on for the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about home care.
Why Should My Family Use Home Care?
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 89 percent of Americans over the age of 50 wish to remain in their homes as long as possible as they age. As such, in home care is a viable solution to allow elderly individuals to age in place, while still receiving the extra care they made need to carry on with their usual routines in a familiar environment. Home care also allows your loved one to maintain a sense of independence while giving your family the peace of mind that they’re receiving consistent, compassionate care.
Who Will Provide Care to My Family Member?
The exact caregiver or caregiving team will depend on the needs of your family member, but we do thoroughly vet every caregiver we hire. We require that each candidate has two years of caregiving experience and conduct a comprehensive background test and drug screening. Our caregivers include certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and direct service workers (DSWs) with verified experience and proven dependability.
What Services Will the Caregiver Provide?
Our caregivers can provide temporary or long-term in home care services. They can help with personal care activities, like bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. They also provide companionship and assistance with transportation, light housework, meal preparation, running errands, feeding pets, etc. Additionally, our caregivers can provide medication reminders and mobility assistance as needed. We’ll work with your family to create a caregiving plan that helps your loved one maintain their health, well-being, and independence. We also offer emergency and respite care services, and we can work with hospice teams when needed. For more details, explore the full listing of services available from Dependable In Home Care.
What Makes Dependable In Home Care Different?
There are a number of things that make Dependable In Home Care stand out among the competition. We are the only caregiver registry in the region that’s nationally accredited by the Caregiver Registry Standards Board, which holds caregiver registries to stringent standards. Additionally, we offer several payment options, including private pay, worker’s compensation, VA benefits, reverse mortgage, and long-term care insurance. If you have any additional questions about home care services from Dependable In Home Care, call us at (504) 486-5044 or inquire today.