Everything you need to know about in-home care.

According to the AARP, a majority of seniors would prefer to remain in their homes for as long as possible and by doing so enjoy these benefits:

  • Seniors who remain in their own homes as they age enjoy the consistency of belonging to communities where they may have lived for many years surrounded by friends and families.
  • Being surrounded by beloved objects and memory cues can foster a sense of connection and peace, and for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, a familiar environment can reduce confusion and improve mental engagement.
  • Remaining in the home also avoids the stress of relocation and acclimating to new environments.
  • In-home care can be more cost-effective than facility care.

In-home care can be used to describe both medical and non-medical care in the home. Non-medical can include companionship, homemaking services and personal care. Home health is a term used to describe skilled nursing care and other functions such as speech, physical or occupational therapy.

With in-home care, your loved can get the help they need without sacrificing their independence.

Live-in care is the same as in-home care, but caregivers live with their clients.

A caregiver provides assistance at home to ensure the person they’re providing care for is being taken care of physically and mentally. Caregivers provide companionship, personal care, and other quality of life services. This can include mobility and safety assistance, help with meals and housekeeping, transportation to appointments and social events, as well as activities that encourage engagement and connection.

The term home health aide and caregiver can be used interchangeably. Home health aides provide companionship, personal care, and other quality of life services. This can include mobility and safety assistance, help with meals and housekeeping, transportation to appointments and social events, as well as activities that encourage engagement, purpose, connection and joy.

Girling Health Care assists people that need help at home to live their best quality of life. This can include help with aging parents, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, mobility assistance and a variety of care types.

Girling Health Care provides safe and compassionate in-home care that considers a client’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. We provide companionship care services such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping/errands, incidental transportation, medication reminders, grooming, live-in service and more . We also provide a wide range of personal in-home care services. This includes bathing, grooming, hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring/positioning, toileting/incontinence, and feeding/special diet assistance. HCS Homecare also provides Dementia/Alzheimer’s careas well as private duty nursing.

At Girling Health Care, we create a custom, individualized and completely confidential Care Plan for each client. This document describes the home care services needed and when the client would like to initiate care. Care plans include tasks and goals to help caregivers provide the best physical, mental and emotional wellbeing care.

At Girling Health Care, the Care Plan is reviewed with the client and family at least every six months to ensure that any new goals and needs are addressed ensuring every client and their family is completely satisfied with the level of care being provided.

Every Girling Health Care caregiver is an employee who is carefully screened and trained before caring for a client. Each must undergo a rigorous process including national and local criminal background checks, DMV, and personal and professional reference checks. All Girling Health Care, caregivers are bonded, insured, and covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance for our clients’ peace-of-mind. Caregivers are screened for knowledge and compassion and trained to provide the highest quality in-home care.

A Girling Health Care Client Care Coordinator will determine the home care services required along with the client’s preferences during the first visit to determine the optimal caregiver match based on client needs and any cultural requirements.   

Girling Health Care employs a team of caregivers to ensure there is no interruption to your care if someone is sick or on vacation. If your care giver is unavailable for any reason, a Girling Health Care Client Care Coordinator will arrange for another caregiver and will contact you in advance of the change. The Client Care Coordinator will also introduce the interim caregiver and review your Care Plan with them prior to them starting care.

Yes. Services are available for as little as a few hours a visit up to 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Yes…when you need more care than what a family caregiver or home health aide can provide, a private duty nurse from Girling Health Care offers loved ones the level of care they need in the comfort and safety of their home.

Costs will vary based on the level of in-home care services needed.  Please contact us for a FREE care consultation to determine your specific care costs.

Some of the most common options to pay for senior care include private pay or out-of-pocket, long-term care insurance, the Veterans Administration (VA) Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, select Medicaid and state programs.

Veterans and their surviving spouses may qualify for VA benefits to cover some of the cost of in-home care. VA programs were designed for those who meet specific financial criteria and demonstrate physical need for in-home care.

Yes!  Long-term care insurance can help pay the costs of in-home care. Contact one of our Care Counselors to help answer any of your questions regarding long term health insurance.

No.  Medicare does not cover in-home care.

Medicaid, may cover some in-home care services. A Medicaid provider or Girling Health Care Counselor can answer your questions regarding in-home care coverage.