“What does home care encompass and what type of services can we expect from your agency? How does home companion care differ from home health care?”
Home companion care is different from home health care in the method of payment and the amount of nursing that can be expected. Home care is ideal for individuals who want to continue to live an independent life, and do not need regular nurse care. Companion care is also more dedicated to genuine companionship than ordinary nursing.
How Do I Decide If I Need Home Care?
Please contact Family First Companion Care to understand if home care is right for you.
Home care begins with a discussion and needs assessment. Once we determine the level of care that you desire, we make an effort to find a compatible caregiver for your family member. We strive for continuity of care, so your caregiver will stay with you for the remainder of your service.
What Can I Expect from a Caregiver?
Each of our caregivers is carefully screened with a drug test and background check, and many of our employees are caregivers with more than fifteen years of experience. We provide a continuing education program to our employees in the field of home care.
We offer care for as little as one hour a day or as much as 24 hours a day. Our agency also provides a 24 hour phone line for the comfort of your family. Family First Companion Care can be trusted to provide high quality affordable home care to your loved ones. At Family First, we believe that home care should always come with friendship.
How Does Home Care Differ from “Home Health Care?”
Generally, home care is chosen when a person prefers to stay at home but needs ongoing care that can’t be provided solely by family and friends. Home care provides assistance with personal care needs, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, appointment reminders, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. Our caregivers are also true companions, and enjoy playing cards or games, doing crafts, talking, and reading to your family member.
Family First Companion Care is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health as a personal service agency. Our caregivers are not licensed to administer injections, medications, or perform “skilled nursing,” however we will remind the client to take his or her prescribed daily medications on time and in the correct amount.
Home care is usually paid by the individual client or the family. If the client has a Long Term Care insurance policy, we also can be paid through that company, but we are not certified by Medicare or Medicaid to receive payments. State funded programs such as VA may be an option for some.
Contact Family First Companion Care
To learn more about home companion care, contact Family First Companion Care. We’ll help you understand what you can expect from home care, and whether or not it’s the right option for you.