Frequently Asked Questions
In-Home Care Questions & Answers
In-home care includes a vast array of essential personal care solutions that occur in a person’s residence.
These services may be required if you are recovering from a hospital stay, have a disability or chronic illness like dementia, or if you require nursing care, social services, or aid with activities of everyday living on a recurring basis.
The objective of in-home care is to assist in your recovery from an illness or injury, reclaim, or preserve self-reliance, and manage your condition beyond a hospital or nursing facility.
What Is Private Duty In-Home Care ?
Private duty in-home care is a service offered most typically to elderly individuals that require help with day-to-day activities.
A private duty in-home caregiver will go to the residence where your loved one is and also assist with activities such as meal preparation, house cleaning, as well as personal grooming and hygiene.
What Types Of In-Home Care Services are Available ?
At affinity senior care, we believe the most effective method is to offer customized care solutions for your loved one. your needs are unique so we will not provide cookie-cutter solutions. rather, we will provide you with a personalized care plan that ensures your loved one has the assistance they need when they require it.
In-home care solutions commonly consist of, yet are not limited to:
- 24 Hour Personal Care
- Companionship and entertaining
- Grocery store & pharmacy pickup
- Showers, grooming, and dressing assistance
- Light housekeeping
- Meal preparation & planning according to diet needs
- Transportation to activities and medical visits
- Medication Reminders
- Mobility assistance
- Toileting support and bladder training
- Caregiver relief (respite care)
- Cognitive care
- Hospice Assistance, end of life care
How are in-home care services typically paid ?
The elderly and their families rely on Affinity to help guide them through their options. We tailor in-home care programs to best fit your financial and emotional needs.
The cost of home care varies depending on the needs of each individual we care for. Medicaid, long-term care insurance, auto insurance (if applicable), VA Benefits, and private pay options are the most common methods of payment.
To best discuss costs, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation and in-home safety inspection. We will do everything we can to make this as affordable as possible.
Is in-home care available 24/7 ?
Yes! This is our most popular care offering. We know family caregivers can’t be available around the clock but we can. Some indicators that you may need 24/7 in-home senior care include:
- Wandering around and away from home
- Increased bruising most commonly found with falls
- Growing feelings of isolation and anxiety regarding caring for themselves
- Increased reliance on assistive equipment
If these signs appear please contact us for a free consultation.
How Do I Begin In-Home Care Services ?
Home Care begins when you decide your loved one needs in-home care assistance. As soon as you feel you’re ready, begin having conversations with your family members. This is a decision that should come collectively. You can then contact our office for a free in-person or virtual consultation.