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6 Things You Need to Learn about Senior Home Care

6 Things You Need to Learn about Senior Home Care

There are a variety of senior home care agencies, and not all of them focus on the same areas, nor do they all hold to the same standards. If you’re investigating senior home care agencies for yourself or a loved one, you should be as informed as possible while you’re looking for the right agency and the right senior home care services. Continue reading for 6 things you need to learn about senior home care agencies, so you can find the right agency and acquire the correct services for your needs.

Non-Medical Care

Non-medical care agencies do not provide medical assistance. They provide what is considered non-skilled care, such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation, and walking or companionship.

Home Health

Home health agencies are what most people think of when senior home care is discussed. Home health agencies are licensed, typically Medicare certified, and accept third-party billing for medical services. Home health agencies provide nursing assistance by licensed nurses and can assist with medical needs.

Staffing

A staffing or registry agency performs employment services for both skilled and non-skilled works. Registries match the worker to the client, whereas an agency may employ the caregiver directly. Since both skilled and non-skilled workers are available, many of your needs may be met by contacting a single agency.

Private or Independent

Private or independent providers are privately employed directly by the person requiring the services. As a private employer, the client is responsible for payroll taxes, Social Security withholdings, etc.

Assessment

One of the first things that should be conducted is a needs assessment, to help determine what a particular client will require and how frequently and to what degree. This is where a weekly or monthly calendar will be constructed, and the home will be examined for any potential hazards.

Qualifications

One of the first questions people typically ask is what they can qualify for, and the National Council on Aging has a helpful website that helps you find out. If your loved one qualifies for certain services or assistance, that can help you to navigate the rest of the process much more easily.

Not all senior home care agencies are the same, but with the above information, you should be able to find an agency that meets your needs.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
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Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
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Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
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