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12 & 24 Hour Care
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Thank you for visiting our 12 & 24-hour care page. This page is going to share information about what 12 & 24-hour hour care is, when it is used, and how it is funded. We’ll begin with a short overview of what led you to research home care options, and 12 & 24-hour care specifically. Other pages on our website you may want to visit are Dementia Care, Disease-Specific Care, and Safety and Supervision. All of these pages have related information but also some different and specialized information, so if you have the time to visit them as well it will enhance your understanding of home care and how it works.
Cooperative Home Care, Inc. offers extended shifts, most commonly in 12 or 24-hour increments, although you may choose any amount of care ranging from a two-hour mini-visit to 24-hours of care per day. A 12 or 24-hour shift is designed for aging loved ones who need more than limited or occasional assistance. When your aging loved one needs help at home, you may feel very overwhelmed and at a loss for what you can do and what your options are. This can happen when your aging loved one experiences a fall or other unplanned, accidental medical event. We also find that this can happen when your loved one has a planned surgery that may require a recovery period after.
Medical professionals who are very skilled at treating an injury, performing surgery, etc. are not necessarily prepared to also have a great understanding of the care options available after your aging loved one is medically stable. This is simply not their specialty area. You may find that you receive partial information, or that what you expected or were told to expect is not the reality once your aging loved one has been discharged home. This can be very scary! Our Intake Nurse and our Case Managers are knowledgeable in home care funding and options, and can help you understand your choices. Cooperative Home Care, Inc. accepts every type of home care funding, which is a significant advantage because we can qualify your loved one for every type of home care funding before you pay out-of-pocket. We can also be your sole home care provider that meets all of your aging loved one’s home care needs, even if they change. This is preferable to receiving Medicare home health care from one company, and Private home care services from another company. Coordinating care between two companies is an unnecessary complication that you can avoid by choosing a company like Cooperative Home Care, Inc. that provides every type of home care service.
12 and 24-hour shifts are an option through Private home care services. “Private Services” are usually funded through long-term care insurance or paid out-of-pocket. Many people misunderstand that Medicare will pay for extended care including 12 and 24-hour shifts, but that is not true. Medicare pays for short-term care from a licensed clinician like a nurse or therapist. You must qualify for this service (list qualifiers). Medicare home health care is designed to help you achieve the level of functioning you had before a planned or unplanned illness and/or hospitalization. Some common times you may qualify for and receive Medicare home health care is after a planned surgery like a hip replacement. You may also qualify for Medicare home health care if you have a diagnosis that has caused a decline in your ability to function daily, that has the potential to improve through short-term visits. Now, you can envision the difference between Medicare home health care and Private Services, and begin to understand when each service is applicable.
Medicare-funded services are short term to regain function. On the other hand, 12 and 24-hour shifts, paid for by long-term care insurance or self-pay, provide consistent, planned assistance with general tasks one performs throughout their day. This may begin with rising and dressing, to meal prep, taking medication, moving safely throughout your home and even going out and about in the community for general errands, doctor visits and other appointments.
In some scenarios, an aging loved one may return home after a hospitalization and receive Medicare home health care as well as Private 12 or 24-hour shifts for assistance and supervision. As they become stronger and more independent, they may reduce and then discontinue their Private home care services. In other instances, they may regain some of their functioning but still need ongoing help at home, and may continue receiving Private Services up to 24 hours per day.
24-hour care rarely consists of one caregiver who is working a 24-hour shift. This may also be called, a live-in shift, although your caregiver does not actually live with you. There are qualifiers for this shift including that your aging loved one’s needs must not interfere with their ability to sleep safely and soundly, rarely needing overnight assistance. This is the reason we say one rarely receives this type of care: their needs do not stop simply because it is nighttime. In many cases, your aging loved one’s needs increase overnight for a variety and/or combination of reasons. They may become more confused and disoriented during the evening, for example. If you are certain your aging loved one could be safe using 24-hour shifts, we may suggest that we begin with two, 12-hour shifts. Our documentation and observations by our caregivers will help us work together to agree on the schedule that safely and optimally meets your aging loved one’s needs. If and as they improve, you can change and reduce their home care hours.
What People Are Saying About 12 & 24 Hour Care
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Thank you, thank you, thank you…You and your team of CNAs have been a saving grace. I say “have been” since they all have been texting me to see how I am doing…I really have no words right now to describe how awesome you are. You and Nicol called me Thursday and said help would arrive that night and it did. You all should be running this country and, to echo Beyoncé, the whole world (you already are).
Thank you so much for what you have done for us. I would recommend you to my friends, thank you again
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Cooperative Home Care is the only family-owned home care company that says “Yes!” first to any age, funding, amount of care, and service since 1986. Our over-arching message to SERVE ONE MORE applies to our employees, and our clients and their families. We will do everything possible to keep you safe and independent in your own home.
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Faithfully serving clients for 38 years
Our reputation with the thousands of happy client's and families we've care for over the years speaks for itself.
We provide any amount of care to accommodate any schedule
Do you need a quick visit, hourly care, or around-the-clock care? No matter your schedule, we've got you covered.
Comprehensive services for any need
Whether you need skilled medical services, therapy, dementia care, companion care, or even pediatric care, we've got it all.
We provide care for all ages
From children to seniors and all ages in between, we provide the support you need.
We'll work to qualify you for funding to minimize your out-of-pocket cost
We help you qualify for and access all of your existing benefits. Only then, if needed, do you pay out-of-pocket.
Specialized Dementia Care
Our certified dementia practitioners are accredited through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Fast response time
When you need nurses, caregivers, or therapists, we act immediately to provide the support you need.
If you don't love and bond with your caregiver, we'll send a new one.
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St. Louis Headquarters
St. Louis Office
1924 Marconi Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Cooperative Home Care Service Locations
Cooperative Home Care proudly services:
Counties: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Clair County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, and Warren County
Additional Office Locations
Jefferson County Office
1006 N. Truman Blvd. #A
Crystal City, MO 63019
St. Charles County Office
Crossroads Business Center
801 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Suite 21
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Franklin County Office
104 S. McKinley Avenue, Suite D
Union, MO 63084
Fairview Heights, IL Office
107 Lanaghan Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208