Live In Home Care
With our live in home care services, one of our certified caregivers will live with your loved ones in their home. Our live-in caregiver will stay in their own space within the home and live there for 3-4 days at a time, alternating time with a second caregiver. While in the home, our caregiver will tend to the needs of your loved ones and help them through their daily routines. You and your loved ones will have peace of mind knowing that our live-in caregiver is always there to respond to emergencies and provide good companionship.
Our live-in caregiver will start first thing in the morning by helping your loved ones get out of bed and through their morning routine, including washing up, getting dressed, and preparing breakfast. Throughout the day, our caregiver will be there to help with medication, light housekeeping, and transportation if your loved one needs to run errands or make it to a doctor appointment. Live-in home care is ideal for seniors who have recently returned home from the hospital or surgery, those who have lost their spouse, and those who want an all-day companion.
24 Hour Home Care
24 Hour Home Care involves round the clock service for clients. Home Care Agencies charge an hourly rate for this service. Caregiver staffing for 24 hour home care usually involves multiple caregivers working in shifts based on the client’s needs, preferences and overtime pay implications. In 24 hour home care cases caregivers are attending clients at all times. However, the caregivers do not reside at the client’s home.
Your Individualized Plan of Care:
Every client receives an individualized Plan of Care. It’s our way to ensure you receive the service you need and everyone is prepared for the care that needs to be delivered.
- Step 1: Certified Nurse Assessment: Our Certified Nurse and Care Coordinator visits each client and/or family member at their place of residence to evaluate condition, discuss options, and develop a Plan of Care.
- Step 2: Plan of Care: We incorporate all the orders and recommendations from your physicians, case managers, healthcare providers and our own initial assessment in order to develop an effective Plan of Care. This plan will describe all the services required, the proposed frequency, cost of each service, potential equipment and supplies needed and the possible payment sources.
- Step 3: Caregiver Matching and Assignment: Every time a new caregiver is assigned to a client, he or she receives a copy of the plan of care and discusses it with a nurse or case manager. In some complex or delicate cases (such as advanced dementia, severe mobility impairments, autism or post-surgical care), the caregivers undergo complementary training provided by our nurses, which refreshes important case-specific techniques or care aspects that must be observed.
- Step 4: Ongoing Management and Check-Ins: Plans of care are continuously updated, as a consequence of supervisory visits, experience accumulated on the case by our caregivers, and interactions with the client, healthcare professionals or family members. Every update is shared with all caregivers assigned to a client, and case managers follow up with individual aides to ensure adherence to the updates.
About our Caregivers
- Assisting Hands is a Licensed Health Agency (LIC HCO-1837)
- Caregivers must pass strict in-person test and interview by one of our nurses (not online!)
- Caregivers must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a current Home Health Aide Certificate and Certified Nursing Assistant license
- Pass a Background Check and Drug Test
- Pass a Doctor physical
- Show negative TB test or produce a chest x-ray
- Complete In-House full day Assisting Hands training and pass our testing process
- Pass a job history verification and reference screening process
- Caregivers who meet our criteria will be Insured and Bonded
- General Liability Insurance
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Workman’s Compensation Insurance
- Unemployment Insurance
- Crime/Theft Insurance
- Caregivers will also have Social Security & Federal Taxes deducted from their paychecks
- Caregivers will receive supervision by one of our Nurses
- Assisting Hands can arrange for back up coverage in the event that a Caregiver is unavailable for a scheduled appointment with a Client
When considering live in home care or 24 hour home care, perhaps the most important thing is compatibility between the caregiver and your loved one. We are here to be patient and place the perfect, courteous and respectful caregiver that can become a true companion.
Whether you are looking for live in home care or 24 hour home care we hope this guide has been helpful.
Paying for live in home care or 24 hour home care
To help you understand your options in terms of paying for live in home care we’ve put together this helpful guide.