Take advantage of our services today, which are all designed to help our clients achieve overall wellness.
To execute our mission, we offer senior home care in Palm Beach, Florida, made specifically to meet your health and personal needs. Our team of professional caregivers is ready to assist you with your daily routine. The services we offer are all aimed towards improving your overall well-being.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Three essential questions to ask to ensure the company you choose has a strong set of core values:
- Communication – Will I be able to easily communicate with the personal caregiver and have continued access to my case manager? This is the core of our approach. We believe that you should never feel there is a lack of control or communication with your personal attendant. For this reason, you are assigned a case manager who is always available.
- Integrity – Has a sense of trust been established? We believe this is the key to a comfortable relationship and the well-being of the client. That’s why we carefully screen all our personal caregiver.
- Performance – Am I confident I will get the professional care promised and that there will be accountability and follow up? Home care is dynamic; a family’s needs can change daily. You chose home care to allow your loved one to remain independent and retain their quality of life, not to endure more paperwork and problem-solving. We make a simple promise: we will be there for your family. If you’re not satisfied, we will work with you until you are.
We are committed to:
- recruiting, training, and retaining competent staff
- valuing, supporting, recognizing, and appreciating our staff who are our greatest asset
- providing a work environment that encourages personal enjoyment and enhances job satisfaction and performance through recognition and reward
- developing and maintaining positive relationships with the community, including local Home Care and Health Care personnel/organizations
- conducting our business in an accountable and responsible manner
- adhering to the professional code of ethics of the Home Care industry and applying continuous quality improvement measures throughout our Agency
Does Your Loved One Need Assistance To Help Them Stay Independent At Home? Use This Checklist To Determine If They Need Help
1. Care Needs
Consider their care needs and make a list of things that need to be provided. Be able to show an example of a usual day, from the moment they wake until they return to bed and be sure to include a timeline of when they have their meals, naps, and other activities.
2. Transportation Services
Do you need someone who can escort the care recipient to their Doctor and other social activities? If so, how will they travel? Will the Caregiver drive the care recipient in the care recipient’s car? Will the Caregiver drive the care recipient in the Caregiver’s car? Has the home care agency verified the caregiver’s vehicle insurance is active. Will they take public transportation (bus or taxi cab)? Some cities provide transportation for seniors – you may want to call your local Department on Aging for information.
Do you need a Caregiver who speaks a certain language?
How many hours of care per day will you require? Review the list of services you will need performed during the care visit and decide on the minimum number of hours per day which would work as a starting point. The agency will need to know the hours of service to assign a Caregiver and will allow you to adjust the hours after the first week to accurately meet the care needs.
Are there any special cooking requirements? Communicate any food allergies or specific cooking requests and consider how groceries will be purchased or delivered if the care recipient is unable to shop for groceries on their own.
6. Medication Reminders
What is the care recipients method for managing medications? Do you know for sure if the medications are currently being taken correctly? Be able to provide a list of medications and the method of monitoring so the Agency will be aware of possible side effects and other requirements such as taking pills with or without food, etc.
7. Care Management
Will Care Management be required? As Caregivers are responsible for providing the “non-medical” care, they do not have time to manage the overall care issues. A trained Care Manager can supervise all of the care needs, from obtaining refills to medications via the local pharmacy, to arranging doctor’s appointments and other necessary services. A Care Manager will work with family members and take on responsibilities which they are unable to perform and provide professional expertise in guiding the long-term care decisions.
A Checklist To Help You Choose A Quality And Safe Home Care Agency
- Business license and necessary state licensure (if required by the state where the agency is located)
- Caregivers are “Employees” (this means the Agency is responsible for paying all employee payroll taxes, as required by law: Unemployment Insurance tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax and State and Federal with-holdings)
- Worker’s Compensation Insurance
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Fidelity Bond Insurance (this is sometimes referred to as “theft” insurance)
- Active Management of the Caregiver through a direct Supervisor or Manager
- Plan of Care
- Criminal Background Check performed on all Employees
- Training for Caregivers
- 24-Hour On-Call Service
- Satisfactory Customer Ratings
- Caregivers check-in and out via a phone app that validates the Caregiver is at the client’s home
- Family members can login to a website portal to monitor the care being provided to their family member
These Checklist requirements are especially valuable when no family members live close enough to monitor the care. By having these standards in place, if the Caregiver suffers an accident while working in the senior’s home, their injuries and care are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Active supervision of Caregivers allows the agency to professionally work through any performance issues. A 24-hour On-Call service allows for last-minute schedule changes and back-up Caregivers to be scheduled, when necessary. Training programs provide Caregivers with guidelines to follow for performing quality care duties.
In addition, the Caregiver is protected by Unemployment Insurance if they are not staffed between assignments and meet the necessary qualifications. Caregivers also have the guarantee of receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits when they retire because they have paid into these programs as an employee of the agency.
- Private Pay
- Long-term Care Insurance
- Medicaid Managed Care Programs
- Long-term Care VA Benefits
- Veterans’ Reimbursement