In Home Care
Many San Diego families are looking for in home care for a loved one.
Research shows the majority of seniors prefer to stay in their homes through end of life.
It’s human nature. We all want to remain as independent as we can as long as we can. And we hope this will be possible.
However, there may come a time when a senior can no longer care for themselves, handle their day to day affairs, or manage their household.
Moving them to an assisted living community or board and care home is always an option. Some elderly men and women welcome this change, or they may require it for one reason or another.
But if a senior does not wish to move to a senior community and family needs more help, hiring in home care may be the answer.
What Kind Of In Home Care Can Be Provided?
A home caregiver can provide a senior with non-medical assistance with Activities of Daily Living, and help with household chores.
This help can include:
- Toileting or Incontinence Care
- Meal Preparation and Eating
- Light Housekeeping
How Can I Find San Diego In Home Care?
The most reliable and perhaps safest way to find a good in home caregiver is through a licensed home care company.
Some families choose to use personal connections or other resources. If you do, be sure to follow the law when paying your caregiver. And be aware of the benefits of insurance and background checks.
Questions To Ask A San Diego Home Care Company
What experience do you require your caregivers to have?
Are your caregivers background checked, and if so, what is included in the check?
Are your caregivers bonded and/or finger printed?
Are your caregivers insured for liability and worker’s compensation?
Do you check all caregivers’ references?
What is the process of finding the most appropriate caregiver for my loved one?
Can I interview potential caregivers before they come to the home?
What duties can your caregivers perform?
Are there duties your caregivers cannot perform?
What happens if the caregiver is not working out?
Is there a minimum number of hours/days we need to have a caregiver?
Does the in home caregiver provide transportation?
Who is overseeing the caregiver?
How will the caregiver communicate with me?
How are emergencies handled?
Does your company have 24/7 phone support?
Do you have a nurse available, and why may this be important?
What are your rates and how are those rates determined?
How is your service billed?
Will you bill my long term insurance company (if applicable)?