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About In-Home Care
What is In-Home Care?
In-home care can be used to describe both medical and non-medical care in the home. Typically in-home care refers to non-medical care such as companionship, homemaking services and personal care.
In-home care allows your loved one to get the help he or she needs without giving up independence.
What does a caregiver do?
A caregiver provides seniors and other adults assistance at home to ensure their physical wellbeing and social health. 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, purpose, connection and joy.
What is aging in place?
The term aging in place refers to seniors that choose to remain in their home as they get older instead of moving to an independent or assisted living community. According to the AARP, a majority of seniors would prefer to remain in their homes for as long as possible. And aging in place has a number of 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.
Aging in place can be more cost-effective than facility care.
What are ADLs and IADLS?
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) describe basic tasks essential for day-to-day functioning. These include bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, mobility and toileting. Many seniors who require help with such activities are largely independent but may require help with one or two ADLs.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are activities that are important in enhancing a client’s quality of life. IADLs include shopping, paying bills, household chores (cleaning, laundry), and meal preparation.
Seniors and other adults that need assistance at home may require assistance with ADLs or IADLs. Texas Heartfelt Personal Care, LLC., offers an array of companionship and in-home care services, and specific tasks are laid out in the Plan of Care that is customized for each individual and family.
About Texas Heartfelt Personal Care, LLC
Texas Heartfelt Personal Care, LLC., assists seniors and other adults 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 other types of care. Texas Heartfelt provides 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, and grooming.
We also provide a wide range of personal in-home care services. This includes bathing, grooming, hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence, and feeding and special diet assistance. For more information about Dementia/Alzheimer’s care, please contact our office.
How Do You Select Caregivers?
Every Texas Heartfelt 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, DADS, and personal and professional reference checks.
Caregivers are screened for empathy and trained to provide the highest quality in-home care.
Are Services Available 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week?
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.
What Is a Plan of Care?
Texas Heartfelt Personal Care develops a custom, individualized and completely confidential Plan of Care 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.
Once a client and their loved ones agree on a plan with the local office, staff will use that information to recommend the caregiver(s) who will be delivering the service, establish the schedule and develop a strategy for ongoing communication.
Plans of Care are reviewed with the client and family at least every six months, but reviews may be more frequent based on state regulations. The review ensures that new goals and needs are addressed and gives Texas Heartfelt the opportunity to ensure that the client and their family is pleased with the care being provided.
What Is End of Life Care?
When a family member is diagnosed with limited life expectancy, they often have a strong desire to spend their final days in the comfort of their home. However, caring for a loved one at the end-of-life can be emotionally challenging and physically exhausting.
Texas Heartfelt Personal Care can support you and your loved one by working with a hospice agency or medical provider to meet the family’s care needs. We will help care for your loved one, as well as assist around the house and provide the family with emotional and moral support. The end of one’s life is a very difficult time; our goal is to lessen the stress for the family and provide compassionate care for your loved one.
About Paying For In-Home Care
Who Pays for Senior Care?
While there are many options to pay for senior care, some of the most common options include private pay or out-of-pocket, long-term care insurance, the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit, select Medicaid and state programs.
Please contact our office to find out more about cost of in-home care services for your loved one.
Does Long-Term Health Insurance Cover In-Home Care?
Long-term care insurance can help pay the costs of care! For seniors that do have long-term care insurance, our office can help answer questions about the paperwork needed to start using this type of coverage.
How Much Does In-Home Care Cost?
The cost of in-home care varies by the type and level of care that will be provided. Contact us today to schedule a free care consultation to create a custom care plan that best fits your care needs and budget.