BECOMING A PARENT FOR YOUR PARENTS?

Mom is getting older and needs more help, what are my options? 

It used to be that nursing homes were the only answer.  Today however, In-Home Care has become a popular option for many families who can’t provide all of the care their loved ones need.

Most families are not aware that they may qualify for FREE government sponsored home care programs.  Further, Medicare, Medicaid, and various insurance programs may cover the costs of Medical Home Health Services.

What is Non-Medical Home Care?

Our Home Health Aides/Direct Care Workers provide personal care with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, meal prep, and light housekeeping.  Our personalized services are available 7 days a week and can range from a few hours daily to round the clock live-in care, depending on each individual’s needs and preferences.  We offer everything you could ask for from a nursing home, in the comforts of your home.

Can I trust my Home Health Aide/Direct Care Worker?

Our Home Health Aides/Direct Care Workers  are thoroughly screened, competency tested, bonded and insured.  Each caregiver undergoes extensive background checks as a condition of hire.  These background checks include state criminal background checking, child abuse clearances, drug testing, Megan’s Law background checks, motor vehicle record checks, and, as needed, FBI background checks.   Further, our Home Health Aides/Direct Care Workers are required to obtain annual Tuberculosis screenings and competency testing.

I live far away and worry about my mother’s medical condition…

Upon our initial visit and every 90 days, a Registered Nurse Care Manager will conduct a FREE visit to review and assess your mother’s mental, physical, and cognitive condition.  The Nurse will stay in touch with you.

By assessing the needs of the consumers, the Nurse can then recommend those programs, services, or products that will allow your mother to remain at home.  Our Nurses walk them through their options, answer any questions, and offer guidance on sometimes difficult healthcare decisions at no cost to you.

 What if my mother required Medical Home Care Services?

Frequent falls, trouble getting up and down from a chair, toilet, or bed, or confusion about new medications may be a few reasons why you may need medical home care.

Our Registered Nurse Care Manager can assist you by explaining the different services available to you for the specific medical problem you may be experiencing.

My mother needs a wheelchair.  Who can I call?

CareGivers America Medical Supply provides wheelchairs, walkers, medical beds, canes, depends, CPAP machines, and more!  We offer FREE Delivery, setup, and maintenance in all service areas.  We accept, Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance programs.

My mother doesn’t have caregivers at night and I am afraid she won’t be able to reach help in an emergency?

CareGivers America has partnered with Philips Lifeline to offer Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS).  These buttons can be worn around the neck or on the wrist; with the push of button, your mother can notify you or emergency personnel and get help fast!  Best of all, these buttons cost less than $1.00/day and are even offered free of charge when you sign up for 10 hours of non-medical services/week.

How do I get started?

Call us at 570-586-6633 and ask to speak to one of our Care Coordinators.  They will take some basic information and then have one of our Registered Nurse Care Managers contact you.

The Registered Nurse Care Manager will set up an appointment to meet with your parent and you to discuss the options that are available to her.

You may also get information on our website at www.caregiversamerica.com.