Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently asked questions
Dad’s physician can determine what is causing his decline. He or she can also prescribe Medicare home health care to evaluate him for physical therapy visits in his home to improve his balance, strength, and coordination, effectively minimizing his fall risk. While you may know Medicare helps your aging parent after a hospital stay, you may not know that Medicare is also a proactive intervention to prevent a more serious injury and to improve life quality. As one Medicare home health qualifier is that you must be under a physician’s care; your physician is the one who will prescribe Medicare home health if appropriate.
When his doctor prescribes Medicare home health through Cooperative Home Care, your dad has access to our proactive home health monitoring system. This system measures one’s weight, blood pressure, heart rate and pulse-ox for early detection of symptoms that need nursing intervention to prevent another hospitalization. This is very important for people with diseases that put them at risk for frequent hospitalizations, and it is not available through all home care companies.
Our Nurse will answer your home care questions and schedule your free in-home assessment. During your free assessment, Cooperative Home Care creates your individualized care plan, incorporating our popular mini-visits, 12 and 24-hour shift rates and Value Packages to meet your home care needs and save you money.
Remember when you are in the hospital, you absolutely have the right to choose your Medicare home health provider ( you do not have to choose the hospital’s own home care company, or even the one your doctor recommends). Because many clients have needs for more than one type of service (Medicare and Private Services in this scenario) you should consider if your provider can meet both needs, or if you’ll have to use two different companies-a less desirable option.
Her physician can assess her new health care needs and can also prescribe Medicare home health care if her needs require short-term nursing, therapies (PT, OT, speech), social worker and/or home health aide (bathing only) assistance. If she needs ongoing assistance and supervision in addition to, or instead of, short-term Medicare home health care, consider Private Services. Private Services are customized to one’s specific needs. They can include two-hour mini-visits up to 24-hour care; examples include help getting up, showered and dressed for the day, meal prep and/or assistance going to bed at end of day. Other tasks include household chores like laundry and medication assistance through a combination of a nurse to pack medication and caregiver(s) for medication reminders.
Home Care frequently asked questions
What services are included in home care?
Home care services typically encompass a range of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, medication management, and mobility support. Additionally, some agencies may offer companionship, transportation to medical appointments, light housekeeping, and other customized services based on individual needs.
How much does home care cost?
Cost is another common question when considering home care. The expenses associated with home care can vary depending on location, level of care needed, duration of care, and any additional services required.
How do I choose the right home care agency?
Selecting the right home care agency is crucial for ensuring quality care for your loved one. Common considerations include checking if the agency is licensed, bonded, and insured, reviewing client reviews, and assessing the agency’s reputation.
Home Health Care frequently asked questions
How Flexible Are Home Health Care Services?
Home health care services can be flexible and tailored to fit the specific needs and schedules of individuals and their families. Care can be arranged for a few hours a day, several days a week, or even round-the-clock. The adaptability of home health care makes it a suitable option for many families.
Can Home Health Care Assist with Medication Management?
Yes, home health care services often include medication management as part of their offerings. Caregivers or qualified health professionals can help ensure that medications are taken correctly on time and monitor for potential side effects. This assistance can be particularly beneficial for individuals juggling multiple medications.
Is Home Health Care Only for Seniors?
While home health care is often associated with seniors, it is not exclusively for them. These services can benefit anyone who needs assistance due to chronic illness, disability, recovery from surgery, or other health-related circumstances. Individuals of all ages may utilize home health care as needed.
Respite Care frequently asked questions
What Types of Respite Care Services Are Available?
Respite care services can be diverse, catering to various needs and preferences. Common types include in-home respite care, where a caregiver comes to the home to provide services; adult day care centers, which offer daytime care and activities; and residential respite care, where the individual stays at a facility for a short period.
What Happens If an Emergency Occurs During Respite Care?
Respite care providers are usually trained to handle emergencies and have protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual under their care. This may include immediate medical intervention, contacting emergency services, and promptly informing the family or primary caregiver.
How Can I Help My Older Relative Adjust to Respite Care?
Helping an older relative adjust to respite care may involve discussing the change openly and positively and gradually introducing the new caregiver or environment. It can be helpful to maintain open lines of communication, encourage feedback, and ensure that familiar routines and preferences are communicated to the respite care provider.
Senior Care frequently asked questions
How do I determine the right level of care for my senior relative?
Deciding on the appropriate level of care involves evaluating the senior’s medical needs, personal preferences, and overall quality of life. Factors to consider include the ability to perform daily activities, medical conditions requiring specialized care, and the desire for social interaction and activities.
Can senior care services be customized to individual needs?
Yes, senior care services can often be highly customized to meet each senior’s individual needs. Personalization is a crucial aspect of quality senior care, ensuring that each individual’s specific requirements, preferences, and health conditions are adequately addressed.
How do I start the conversation about senior care with my loved one?
To start a conversation about senior care with a loved one, choose a comfortable and private setting where they feel at ease. Begin with a tone of empathy and understanding, expressing your concern for their well-being and independence. Listen attentively to their concerns and preferences, making it a two-way dialogue. Emphasize your support and the mutual goal of ensuring their safety and quality of life as they age. And how senior care services can allow them to enjoy their golden years.
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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