Even after you’ve made the decision that your loved one needs in-home care, you may be wondering which level of in-home care is best. After a free in-home consultation, our team at Fedelta will be able to recommend the level of care they think will work for you based on their observations and your conversations. That being said, it’s nice to have an idea of what level of care you might want beforehand, so you can come into that meeting with questions.
There are several components to take into consideration when determining whether you need something like skilled nursing care or if a senior companion can address all of your family’s needs. Here’s a quiz you can take that’s been created by our Seattle in-home caregiver network that will help you determine the best solution for your family.
These quick questions can help you evaluate which level of care your loved one could benefit from most.
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Thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions. Hopefully the quiz answers will provide helpful incitement for you and your loved one.
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During a short shift, your loved one will spend two to six hours with a Fedelta caregiver. During this time a caregiver or senior companion can help you and your loved one with light housework, provide company, and even take your loved one to the grocery store or an enrichment program. Short shifts are great for people who are mostly self-sufficient or for caregivers who only need a couple of hours out of the day to address their own needs, like running errands.
Hourly care is the correct choice if your loved one needs constant care. It can range from four to 24 hours. If your loved one has dementia, a chronic illness, or a terminal illness, hourly care can ensure that they get the care and attention they require. If you work a part-time or full-time job, and need someone to look after your loved one, Fedelta will be there for you.
If your loved one can’t be left alone during the night or is scared to stay alone, overnight care can be really helpful. For example, if you’re a parent who has a child with medical needs, having an overnight caregiver can mean that you get the rest you need to care for your child during the day. For older loved ones, overnight care can help them rest easy, knowing someone is there if they need anything.
Respite care’s primary function is to provide you, the primary caregiver, with support, so you can take a break. Respite care means that someone is taking care of your loved one, so you can take a vacation or even just get a few good night’s sleep completely uninterrupted.
Transitional care helps your loved one make the transition from hospital to home. Transitional caregivers can drive your loved ones to post-hospital appointments and potentially even provide physical therapy from the comfort of your loved one’s home. They’re also an excellent resource if your loved one has had to change their diet or needs help remembering to take a new medication.
At the skilled nursing care level, you’ll have access to registered nurses if necessary. Your caregivers will be able to provide cancer care and gastric tube care—among other specific types of care. If your loved one needs specific medical attention on a daily basis, skilled nursing care can be a really positive presence in you and your loved one’s life, because they can get the care they need from their own home.
If you answered YES to multiple clusters that don’t fall under the same category, that means that your free home assessment will help you determine which of the two options will be best for your family.
For an assessment of your loved ones home care needs, and more information on our services, contact us for a free assessment today!