Your health and the health of your loved ones is of the utmost importance. It’s difficult to have any real quality of life if your health is not well looked after. But knowing just how best to ensure your family receives proper health care is difficult. Do you know all your options? Do you know about home health care? No? Well, don’t worry; we’re here to help. Here are four things to know about home health care providers.
1. Home health care providers learn about you first
The first thing you should know about home health care is the process by which home health care agencies determine the kind and the frequency of care you require. A professional, successful home health care agency will offer potential clients a sit down, face-to-face meeting, free of charge. These consultations are designed to gather as much information as possible about the client and their family. What they want, what they need, what they expect, what they can afford. And this consultation should always be a no obligation one.
After the consultation, the home health care agency takes the information that they have gained to a Registered Nurse. Together, they hammer out a plan and schedule that delivers all the necessary care as often as it is required. The home health care agency then assigns a caregiver (or caregivers) who can provide all the stipulated care and assistance and –voila!– you have an assigned caregiver to provide all the home health care you need.
2. Home health care providers must be credentialed and specially trained
Any home health care agency worth its salt will only hire credentialed and trained caregivers. There should be an intensive pre-employment screening process –including a criminal background check– and the caregivers will also be subject to all state and federal health requirements. All nurses and caregivers should also be bonded and insured.
3. Home health care is probably cheaper than you think
In our lives, we have grown accustomed to paying a little extra for convenience. Whether we’re paying for food to be delivered to us or paying for a television streaming service so we don’t have to find content online ourselves, we will pay a little extra for convenience. As such, you may well think that home health care is a little bit more expensive than moving to an assisted living facility. But this is not true. Home health care is generally cheaper, because there are no rents and fees to pay to the facility.
4. There are varieties of home health care
Because of its inherently personal nature, home health care providers never provide a one-size-fits all service. Home health care providers always deliver a customized service. So whether you need personal care (help with the tasks of daily living), homemaking services (help with taking care of your home), companion care (care focussed on emotional and mental wellbeing), or skilled care from a care provider who specializes in treating people with certain conditions, you can get what you need from a home health care provider.
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If you have any more questions about home health care providers, or if you are interested in hiring Executive Care to provide you or your loved one with home health care, please contact us today.