Homecare provides home health aides to come to the client’s home to help with daily living tasks. CommUnity Care also has registered nurses that oversee the client’s treatment. The home health care team also advocates for the client’s best interest and coordinates care to be sure the client can attend appointments.
Question #2: How does homecare work?
The home health aide comes to the home when the senior needs care. Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but we will work a plan with you so that we are there when we are needed.
Question #3: How is homecare different than other care options for seniors?
Inviting a home health aide into your home maintains the client’s independence and dignity. Loved ones who remain in their home are able to age in their familiar surroundings and to stay physically and emotionally comfortable. Homecare is also flexible. The home health aide can be there when needed.
Question #4: How are the home health aides trained?
Each homecare agency handles their training differently. At CommUnity Care of the Northeast, the home health aides are trained in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and care for seniors and people with disabilities. This training is hands-on and taught by a registered nurse.
Question #5: How do I know I can trust my home health aide?
Home health aides have completed security background checks. Take time to talk and get to know the home health aide. Over the course of our 30 years, many CommUnity Care home health aides have become like family in the homes they serve.
Question #6: Do you have any references?
Asking the agency for references is a great way to find out the quality of care other families have received. You can also check out online reviews.
Question #7 What are the benefits of homecare for seniors?
The most important advantage of home health aides is preserving the independence of the one in need of care. Whether the one in need of care is a senior or a person with disabilities, maintaining personal dignity and familiar surroundings can go a long way in promoting your loved one’s overall health.
When the loved one in need of care remains at home, rather than in a facility, it is easier for family members to continue to visit and spend time with their loved one. At home, the family member can continue to be a part of family and holiday celebrations.
Question #9: What if I only need a home health aide for a short time?
Ask for respite care. If a family member is giving the senior care most of the time, it is important that there be an opportunity for breaks in order to maintain that family member’s own health.
Question #10: How much does a home health aide cost?
The cost of a home health aide varies depending on the number of hours needed and level of care given. In general, the costs are much less than moving the senior into a nursing home or other facility since your fee is not going towards a large building, administration salaries, janitorial costs, and much more.
If you have further questions regarding homecare or home health aides, do not hesitate to give us a call. CommUnity Care of the Northeast is passionate about giving quality care to seniors and persons with disabilities in their own home.