Whether a senior is aging in place in their home or living in a senior living community, medical and non-medical home care are options that provide a wide array of features and services. The goal of these services is to help seniors receive the care they need in the setting of their choice while providing the senior and their family with realistic and safe options.
The terms for these services can be confusing because the same words are used for different services. Basically these services can be broken down into two categories: Medicare Certified Home Health: skilled services requiring a physician's orders, which are generally short term when there has been a change in a medical condition; Home Care: ongoing care known as "private duty care" ranging from nursing services; to support with day to day needs like dressing, bathing, and home chores; and, companionship.
Medicare Certified Home Health
Home Health care enables people to remain in their homes longer and maintain their independence. These services are wide ranging and include such activities as assistance with balance, safety, endurance, bathing, dressing, simple wound care, medication review and monitoring and chronic disease education and monitoring.
Home Health is sometimes necessary after one has been released from the hospital or is recovering from an illness. Additionally, a patient may need Home Health if they are experiencing a decline in abilities which makes being in their home environment unsafe or difficult.
The Brookdale Home Health group can provide these services with a doctor's order in either a private home or in a resident's Brookdale apartment. There are some qualifications for any person to receive Home Health services but the goal is to help assure the patient's safety within their home, through nursing management, therapy intervention, and safety training and education. Once a patient is no longer confined to their home and is safe, outpatient therapy can be an en effective follow up to home healthcare services. This type of Home Health is covered by Medicare A.
Each person is individual and unique. Private duty home care recognizes the individuality of those we serve by accommodating each person's preferences and needs. At Brookdale, we call this Personalized Living.
With Personalized Living, our residents receive the services they desire in their home so that they may continue living independently for as long as possible. Brookdale associates who deliver these services are trained, reliable and carefully screened so residents are assured of receiving the best service possible.
Personalized Living meets the individual needs of a resident with concierge services, supportive services, medication management and nursing services. Most of these services are available seven days a week and can begin within 24 hours.
Our associates can help manage a range of day-to-day activities and personal matters. Services included assistance with managing medications, support with activities of daily living, skilled nursing services (where licensed) and companion services. These services are private pay but cost-efficient, convenient, and customized. They can be arranged on a short- or long-term basis.
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Key Service Areas
How Are Caregivers Selected?
Brookdale looks for people who have a passion for working with seniors to help them live independently. Then each potential Caregiver must successfully complete a thorough personal and professional reference and criminal background check. All of our caregivers are bonded and insured.
How do you train your Caregivers?
Brookdale care givers participate in an extensive senior care training program, which covers topics such as communicating with seniors, planning activities, recognizing illnesses, safety training and other issues and typical situations encountered in providing elder care. This training occurs over a sixteen hour time period.
Our caregivers also benefit from regular team meetings and on-going training opportunities to enhance their skills.
What happens if my Caregiver gets sick?
Brookdale employs a team approach, so if one Caregiver is ill, we make every effort to make another team member available to meet your home care needs. Because is one of the industry’s largest Senior Living provider, we have a multitude of associates available to meet our clients needs.
Do you provide senior services to those in nursing homes or assisted living facilities?
Yes, we can and do provide private duty services in an array of environments;
How do I get billed?
After the completion of services an itemized bill will be mailed to your home for payment.
What about insurance?
There are certain Long Term Insurance benefits that will help to cover some of the costs of the private duty service-We have business office associates who will assist you in identifying what your benefits will cover.
Why should I choose a Brookdale Senior Living caregiver instead of a neighbor’s friend?
All of our associates have undergone a rigorous background and drug screen prior to any employment. Our associates are bonded and insured, which means that you and your family has peace of mind.