If you want to make sure you are choosing the right home health care agency for your loved one, you will need to do your homework before you commit. Before you sign any agreements with a specific agency, be sure to do your research regarding the following:
- Their reputation
- Their quality scores
- Their patient satisfaction scores
- The credentials of their staff members
- Whether or not they have Medicaid or Medicare certification
- Whether or not they have 24/7 availability
- Whether or not it will be affordable for your family
- If they have the specialized care your loved one needs
To help you better understand home health care, Beth Sholom, Owner of Right at Home Central New Jersey, answers some of the common questions that people ask when it comes time to finding the right fit for your family.
What Is Home Care?
Home care provides hands-on help to seniors who wish to age safely at home, wherever that may be. It provides in-home companionship, personal care, and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to live independently.
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How Can Home Care Benefit My Loved One?
Knowing that there is a caring and compassionate caregiver with your loved one will give you a certain level of comfort from knowing that they are in good hands. Your home health care agency can assess your situation and needs and provide you with a plan customized to you.
From bathing to cooking to companionship and to transportation to doctor appointments, your home health care agency will be able to help your loved one with their needs.
How Do I Know What Level of Care My Loved One Needs?
Before a caregiver is assigned to provide in-home care, the agency will talk to you and your loved one which will allow the agency to tailor care to your unique situation. And as your loved one’s needs change, individualized elder care management programs can and will change.
An RN and a care manager will be assigned to your loved one to create a care plan tailored to your needs. They will also continue to monitor and re-evaluate the situation, making recommendations for additional or less care from a Certified Home Health Aide. They may also recommend bringing in other services such as home modifications or various therapies.
How Do People Pay for Home Care?
There are a number of ways that people pay for home care. These include:
- Long-term care insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
- Reverse mortgage funds
- Health savings accounts
- Private pay
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What Is the Process for Selecting a Caregiver?
The case manager at a home health care agency will review your family member’s needs and match them with a caregiver. For example, if your loved one needs a Hoyer lift, they would make sure the caregiver is trained to use one. And if your loved one has certain dietary needs because of religious reasons, they would ensure that the caregiver understands and honors that.
Can I Choose My Caregiver?
If you feel like you would like to meet your caregiver before care starts, that can be arranged. At any time, if you feel that the caregiver is not addressing your loved one’s needs, the home care agency can and will replace them with a new caregiver.
Choosing home health care for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult decision and sometimes overwhelming. The compassionate life care planning team at Bratton Law Group is here to help navigate when it comes to choosing a home care agency for your family.
How Right at Home of Central New Jersey Can Help
As Right at Home of Central New Jersey addresses the needs of your loved one so they can live safely at home, the team at Max Health and Wellness can help your family members as well by providing in-home therapy solutions to promote health and create wellness. These solutions include:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- In-home salon visits (including hair styling, therapeutic massage, and facials)
No matter what the client’s needs are, whether they are physical or emotional, Right at Home of Central New Jersey and Max Health and Wellness will work with your family one to provide a customized care plan that best fits their needs.
About Right at Home of Central New Jersey
Right at Home of Central New Jersey knows that looking for home care for your loved one can be very stressful. We know this first-hand because we have been in your shoes. We have had to look for help to provide care for our loved ones, too.
Our motto is and always has been, “We will care for your family member the way we would care for our own family member.” That is our promise and commitment to you. We are available 24/7 to answer any question or address any concern you may have.