FAQs About Homecare and Caregivers
The following are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Care4You and homecare. If you don’t find your question here, please call us at (855) 599-4888 or click here to email us.
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Homecare offers personalized, one-to-one, social, physical, and cognitive support, care, and assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Activities of Daily Living include, but are not limited to, meal preparation, medication reminders, hygiene and bathing assistance, transportation, dementia care, transfer and mobility assistance, and more.
Our homecare aides work hard to ensure our clients are able to live as independently as possible while receiving the care they need to maintain a high quality of life. Homecare enables older adults to age at home safely and comfortably. More importantly, homecare provides an opportunity for genuine companionship, and that can have a profound impact on the overall health and well being for an individual. Homecare provides peace of mind for their families and loved ones.
- Homecare is Personalized, One-on-One Care:
Caregivers have only one purpose, and that’s to ensure your loved one receives quality care. Your loved one gets one-on-one care at the necessary level to achieve ultimate comfort — whether it is overnight, or a few hours a day. A care plan is developed and tailored to the needs of each individual.
- Homecare Fosters Independence, Confidence, and Comfort:
With a variety of homecare services, your loved one has the ability to lead a meaningful, independent life. Homecare services range from personal care assistance, medication reminders, assistance with range-of-motion activities, to daily chores, meal preparation, and grocery shopping.
- Your Peace of Mind:
A caregiver will not only provide quality care for your loved one, but it will also ensure peace of mind for you and your family.
- Quality of Life:
Homecare improves quality of life for the recipient by providing emotional and social support, genuine companionship, and promoting independence while ensuring safety.
Finding the right homecare company can certainly seem like a difficult task, but knowing what questions to ask when hiring an agency can make the process easier. This is your opportunity to get to know the agency, to determine if the company is the right fit, and if they are qualified to provide the services requested. Ask all questions you may have and voice any concerns upfront—a licensed homecare agency should be accustomed to answering these questions and licensed homecare agencies should be committed to ensuring that you are comfortable. The main questions you might use to inquire are:
1. How does the agency screen, hire, and train caregivers?
2. What is the protocol for scheduling and staffing caregivers?
3. What legal responsibilities does the agency have?
4. What insurance coverage and protection is available?
5. What differentiates a state-licensed homecare company from others?
Most reputable homecare agencies will work with you and your loved one to conduct a client assessment and to develop a plan of care. After completing the assessment and defining the plan of care, the agency will select the appropriate caregiver, to ensure a personality fit.
Although we do our best with client/caregiver matching, there are those times when it doesn’t work out. If this happens, we correct it right away by providing a new caregiver for the next shift.
Care4You will send a replacement. We have NEVER left a client in need unattended.
Yes, Care4You serves residents in assisted living communities and nursing homes who may need additional attention or personalized care.