Private Duty Home Care
Private duty home care can involve several therapeutic interventions not covered by Medicare, including individualized creative companionship, complex personal care, medication management, assistance with home health therapy exercises as prescribed by home health care therapists, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.
Every Client. Every Time.
As a client ages, changes condition, is newly diagnosed with a disease, declines in cognitive skills, or suffers a sudden setback in his/her condition, the next steps can be confusing, illusive, and very challenging. Assessing the options and determining which are best can be confusing and overwhelming to the average lay person. A Geriatric Care Manager is like a highly knowledgeable and dedicated son or daughter (without personal baggage), who serves as advocate, guide, coordinator, and protector. At Always There, we frequently collaborate with these highly skilled professionals to assist our clients.
We help by:
- Assessing client’s medical, emotional and cognitive health care needs
- Determining extent to which client’s current insurance plan will cover needed services
- Explaining different Medicare plans and their respective impacts for coverage or access to options for care
- Researching options for best quality of care in various facilities, including independent living communities and SNFs, as well as the pros and cons of each
Premium Standard of Care
Each of our clients receives a uniform premium standard of care along with their unique care plans. This standard includes:
- Client Advocacy: When a client is hospitalized or placed in a facility, Always There Home Care advocates for consistent, high quality care and maintains timely communication between providers, clients, and families. We encourage family members and loved ones to visit frequently to assess the quality of care. If family members are not available, Always There staff will assume this role on behalf of the family.
- Placement and Transfer Assistance: When clients move between facilities or between home and a facility, we assist the client and/or family in choosing the best possible facility and transitioning into their new environment, including packing, transporting, and introductions to new facility staff. Once clients are settled in, we monitor their care or provide it with our staff.
- Family support: Many of our clients have long lengths of stay with us. Over time, illnesses become more complicated. Clients may develop comorbidities, requiring possible interventions, or simply decline in functional status. They may not be content to live at home and want to consider transition into palliative care or hospice. Seldom are family members knowledgeable about these aspects of care management.
The financial implications of long-term care at home or in a facility can also be difficult to grasp or manage. We gladly meet with families to help them explore financial assistance options as long-term care insurance, Veterans benefits, Medicaid and other alternatives.
In many cases, we partner with experienced professionals, including licensed Geriatric Care Managers who can facilitate planning, explore available resources, and hold family meetings.
Clients appreciate our caregiver’s special touch
Loving, professional, special careWords can’t express our gratitude for having Always There in our lives these past couple of years. We couldn’t have gotten through this experience with our mother without you. We so appreciate everything you have done to help our family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to sing your praises!
Expert caregivers, creative and intelligent assistance, help with insuranceOur home health care aides were wonderful. Eileen’s horrible disease robbed her of her ability to speak the last 10 months of her life and her limited dexterity did not allow her to use other communication devices. This deterred none of our aides. They provided great conversation, laughs for both Eileen and me. Each of our aides had a wonderful personality and became a part of our family. During doctor visits our aides would give progress reports on Eileen’s condition. Kelly’s diligent attention to detail and timeliness of our long-term care insurance reimbursements was also a major help to us at a stressful time.
Our caregivers never forget to celebrate special occasionsThank you for the beautiful bouquet of flowers. They not only reflect the beauty and joys of spring, but also your good wishes for me and the kindness of your hearts. I am able to stay in my lovely home because of the very special caregivers you so thoughtfully provide. I wish the same joy back to you and your staff.
Providing Private Duty Home Care
Our caregivers provide services for four to twenty-four hours per day. These services include complex personal care, individualized creative companionship, meal preparation and more. Reach out to us to tell us about yourself or your loved one, learn about how we can help, and schedule a free consultation.