Be There Home Care
…someone to Be There when you can’t…
It is TRAGIC that our loved ones are forced to stay home alone because of extremely high healthcare costs or our own hectic lifestyles.
We must AVOID things that can happen (our loved ones fall and can’t get up, they take too much or too little meds because they forget, or they have a painful accident), and there is no one available to assist immediately.
The Tragedy is Preventable!
Prevent tragedies from occurring by being there to provide assistance
Help you to live independently in your own home or community
An alternative to the staggering cost of nursing homes and healthcare costs
Diversified services delivered by a wide cross-section of professionals
Provide relief to caregivers who are looking after loved ones and alleviate caregiver burnout
What Is Home (Personal) Care?
Who is Home (Personal) Care For?
How Do I Begin Home Care?
Home Care, also referred to as Personal Support Agency (PSA) allows people to live safely and independently in their home while managing chronic health issues, recovering from a medical setback, improving a seniors’ physical and mental well-being or managing a disability or special needs. Aides provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending upon the person’s needs and alleviate caregiver burnout.
Personal Care & Companionship services
- Non-medical care, home health aide services, senior care, homemaker care, assistive care, or companion care
- Assists with grooming, bathing, dressing and assistance in the bathroom.
- Assists with meal preparation and planning, light housekeeping, laundry, small errands, medication reminders and chaufeuring to appointments (not all agencies provide transportation services.
- Provides supervision for people with Alzheimers or dementia.
What is the average cost, and how is the cost paid?
The average cost of in-home care in the United States is approximately $24 an hour. This comes out to $3,900 a month for 40 hours of care per week. Home health care is slightly more expensive, at an average of $25 or $26 an hour.
Personal care and companionship services are usually paid directly by the person receiving care (private pay), or through long-term care insurance or Medicaid. Other funding sources may be:
- Private pay
- Long-term care insurance
- Health insurance
- Veterans benefits
- Workers’ compensation
How is care provided?
Personal care and companionship does not need to be prescribed by a doctor. Care provided on an ongoing basis on a schedule that meets a client’s needs, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including possible live-in care.
What expectations should I set for the caregiver?
The exact expectations you need to set will depend on the client’s specific needs.
Put Your Needs in Writing
Setting expectations for your in-home caregiver actually begins before you even hire them. Write this information down as it comes to you, even if you haven’t started interviewing in-home care providers.
Provide a Detailed Job Description
An open-ended explanation can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts between the client and caregiver. It’s best to provide a detailed job description. Do you expect the aide to cook? Clean? Do laundry? Pick up medications from the pharmacy and run errands and additional tasks? If you put all these details in writing, you won’t run the risk of disappointment once you’ve hired your aide.
Find the Right Fit
When interviewing aides or working with an agency manager, communicate that comfortability between your older loved one and/or yourself and the aide is important. It’s good to set this expectation from the start, and then if you’re finding that you or your older loved one does not feel comfortable with the first caregiver, do not be afraid to talk to the agency manager about working with a different aide.
How do I begin Home Care (Personal Care)?
Home Care Personal Care starts when you decide your loved one needs in-home care and assistance while living at home. Once you feel you’re ready, begin having conversations with your family around what the physical, emotional and living needs are that can be addressed by having a qualified caregiver come into your, or your loved one’s, home.Once you’ve discussed this with your family, call Be There Home Care to discuss our services. We will set up a consultation, care plan and arrange for a BTHC team member on your behalf.
What Is the difference between Home Health and Home Care (Personal Care)?
The difference between home health and home care is that home health involves skilled nursing and therapy services, while standard home care does not. Rather, home care providers offer companionship, housekeeping, and personal care assistance such as assistance with ADLs. Only home health care providers, not personal care assistants, are qualified to provide medical services.
When I stopped by my mother’s house, I noticed that her pill container still had the pills in it from the last four days. Although she was sure that she had taken them, I knew that she hadn’t, and it was time to get assistance for her.
The first time I needed Home Care services, it was after my teenaged son need was released from the hospital from head trauma injuries. The caregivers not only supplied us with a peace of mind that allowed us to be able to continue with our daily living, they were there to assist us with all the small and large needs of our son. Donald
Regain Peace of Mind
Alleviate Caregiver Burnout
Remaining in their own homes and communities not only make us happier and healthier, but costs are a mere fraction of institutional care. Additionally, adults and caregivers in general may find themselves needing support services after a planned surgery or unexpected injuries.
WE WILL BE THERE …because YOU care
Our mission is to provide quality service to help our clients live independently in the comfort and safety of their homes and communities by carefully assessing their needs in order to provide a quality experienced team member to support them.
Our vision is to be the agency known for the CARE we provide… Compassionate, Accountable, Reliable, Experienced.