"It would not have been possible to continue the recovery without Family Home Care taking care of the small and bigger things too."
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- What does Home Care Do?
- How is Home Care paid for?
- What are the first steps?
What is Home Care?
All care is provided one-on-one in your home by carefully selected Home health Aides. Numbering nearly 400, all Family Home Care staff are licensed, trained, and meet rigorous background checks and qualifications. We have Nurses on staff to help manage cases and delegate tasks to our skilled caregivers.
When it comes to the little extra help and assistance, our Home Care Services are there to help out. We love what we do and it shows.
We develop a personalized care plan specific to you or your family member. All care is available when you need it, from just a few hours a month, to 24 hours a day! Home Care services may include:
- Personal Care: From bathing assistance, dressing, to assisting with grooming and toileting with dignity and skill to help keep you feeling and looking your best!
- Transportation: Appointments, errands, visiting, or just a nice drive - we can do it!
- Medication Assistance: Reduce medication errors, and get the help needed to assure compliance
- Meal Preparation: Good nutrition is a common need of seniors - let us take care of the menu planning, shopping for the ingredients, preparation, and clean up! You've earned it!
- Light Housekeeping: Laundry, dishes, bathrooms, vacuuming, changing linens, making the bed, and general housekeeping is all included!
- Pet Walking and Care: When these special companions are also needing attention and assistance, we are there for them as well!
- Assistance with Exercise Programs: Whether your own routine or one provided by a Physical Therapist, we'll ensure you are safe and confident to keep yourself fit or to recover as needed!
- Transferring and Positioning: We'll ensure that you can safely transfer as needed. For those who are receiving care while confined to a bed, we'll help make sure you are comfortable and avoid skin breakdown.
- Companionship: Assist with reading, conversation, participation in crafts or games, helping with mail, maintaining a calendar, and being there to touch with a holistic approach to care.
- Nurse Delegated Care: Catheter care, ostomy care, more intensive medication assistance, bowel programs and wound care - all overseen by our on-staff team of Registered Nurses.
- Respite Care: Sometimes your family is the one who we care for by allowing them a break or vacation which can greatly reduce their stress and burnout. Even if it is just once a week for a worry free break - we can be there taking care of you!
We understand how important independence and quality of life is to you and your loved ones! If you or someone you love needs care today, please call to schedule a free in-home assessment to answer any questions and to see why FHC is right for you.
How is Home Care Paid for?
Unlike most medical assistance, Medicare & most private insurance companies do not pay for home care services. So, how is it paid for? There are several ways that a family might pay for home care services, but first, please be assured that most home care clients do not have to break the bank to receive the home care they need.
Did you know that the average home care client pays around $1200 per month? That is about $2200 less per month than the average assisted living facility, and the best part is that they can stay in the comfort of their own home - where nearly 90% of seniors want to stay!
When we create a personalized plan of care, we can often fit just the right amount of hours to assist in the activities and tasks that are crucial and helpful without having to be there all day long.
Home Care is paid for on an hourly basis, and like most agencies, FHC charges based on the length of the shifts or the amount of hours we serve in a given week. To get a quote, just contact us below!
As mentioned, there are many ways that Home Care can be paid for:
- Long Term Care insurance covers home care. There are more than 7000 different LTC policies in the United States, let us help you identify how to navigate your policy and understand your benefits.
- Veteran's programs. There are several VA benefits that can assist veterans and their spouses that can supplement or completely pay for the care they need. The qualification and obtaining of theses benefits can be complex, please let us help you get the benefits earned through service to our country.
- Medicaid programs. For those who have a limited income, they may qualify for state assistance to pay for most or all of their home care needs. There are a variety of programs that will do this, give us a call or contact us below and we will help get you started in the right direction!
- Private pay. Some families choose to pay for their care instead of other long term care options. While it can be significantly less expensive than most other options, FHC also works with financial planners and reverse mortgage lenders that can assist in providing advice and guidance to a family so they can make the best choices for themselves.
The First Steps...
To investigate whether home care might be right for you and your family, it is easy. Just call or contact us below and we will be happy to answer your questions. When you do, we will invite you to accept a free and no-obligation in-home consultation with one of our care coordinators to develop your plan of care and understand exactly how we work. There are never any long term contracts or obligations that lock you into a particular plan of care - you can cancel at any time with 24 hours notice! FHC has earned multiple awards for its integrity and compassion, so you will know you are in good hands!