Serving the Northwest Indiana Area -- Lake & Porter Counties
Caring for yourself or a loved one at home when health concerns arise sometimes requires the help of a partner. Our compassionate and well-trained caregivers provide you or your loved one with help in bathing, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation to doctor's appointments and making errands. We pride ourselves on carefully matching our caregivers to meet the special needs of each individual situation.
We are pleased to offer:
- Hourly Care
- Overnight Care
- 24 Hour Care
Frequently Asked Questions for Caregivers
How will you find the right caregiver for my loved one?
Once you contact us, we will schedule a free in-home assessment of your loved one’s specific needs. This initial in-home visit allows us to get in-depth about what services might work best for your individual needs. We then search our team of highly trained caregivers to find the appropriate associate for your loved one. Matching details include your senior’s needs and interests and the compatibility of your loved one and our care provider. If at any time you would like to change your caregiver, this can easily be arranged.
What if my loved one only needs a little assistance?
Not a problem at all. We are available for however many hours or days of the week you need a little extra help. If your loved one only needs assistance with the household chores, such as laundry, cleaning and vacuuming once or twice a week, we can help. If your senior wants someone to take them on errands or to doctor appointments a few times a week, we’re here to help. We are flexible to fit the care that is needed and for how often you prefer.
If we needed more specialty care, can you offer that?
We can always adjust your loved one’s care plan as needs change. If your loved one is hospitalized, or develops a serious illness or declines in cognitive ability, we can work with you.
How quickly can in-home service start?
Often we can match a home caregiver to your senior’s individual needs and living situation within days of your initial contact with us. Give us a call, and together we will work out the next best steps for your senior’s continued well-being, safety and contentment.
What are personal care services?
Personal home care assistance can best be described as assistance with activities of daily living, the common things that a healthy person would do for him/herself on a daily basis. This would include personal care (bathing, dressing, help with the bathroom), light housekeeping, laundry, linen changes, meal preparation, transportation, running errands and medication reminders. It also consists of things like supervision and companionship.
What are some signs that might indicate that someone needs personal care services?
Everyone ages at a different rate and many people can remain independent well into their 80s. Some things to look for when visiting an aging loved one include: Is the house tidy? Do they have adequate groceries? Have you noticed any weight loss? Has personal hygiene declined? Are there any concerns with memory? These are just a few things to consider when you're thinking about personal care services.
What are caregivers not allowed to do?
Caregivers cannot do anything that would be described as clinical or invasive, they cannot administer any medications, but can help with reminding and supervising taking medication. If the client requires insulin, or other injections, they would have to be administered by the client or a trusted member of the family. Also, a caregiver should not be monitoring vitals such as blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.
Do you provide personal home care assistance for someone in an assisted living facility?
Yes --- We first arrange a meeting with the family to conduct a thorough assessment and develop a plan of care to fully understand what activities you would like to have completed for your loved one.
Does Medicare pay for personal care services when it’s clearly needed?
Medicare will not pay if you need help with activities of daily living such as non-prescribed personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders and housekeeping. The only insurance that does cover these services is long-term care insurance, which is privately purchased.
Will we get the same caregiver each time care is scheduled?
It generally depends on the amount of service you need. If you require extensive hours or 24-hour care, it is only practical to have more than one caregiver coming on a shift basis. But we will certainly strive for continuity with the staff that is providing the care, especially when effort has been made to match the right personalities and care needs.
How does your agency screen its caregivers?
We have a rigorous screening process that includes background checks and verification of qualifications.
For More Information -- Call Assured Home Healthcare Today @ (219) 322-7664