Remember these 5 questions when choosing a Roanoke, VA home health care agency.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the best home health care provider, even leading to information overload and undue stress on the family. We have listed a few important questions to consider before you decide on a home care company for your Mom or Dad.
1. Are the company's caregivers specially-trained in Alzheimer's and dementia home care?
Since 1 in 10 people age 65 or older is living with Alzheimer's disease, there is a good chance your aging loved one who requires home care is living with Alzheimer's or dementia as well. Companion Home Care Inc owner Michelle Belton is both a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), as well as a Certified Alzheimer Educator (CAEd). She specially trains each Companion Home Care Inc employee on providing home care for seniors who are living with Alzheimer's disease.
2. Does the home care company offer a personalized home care plan?
At Companion Home Care Inc, we meet with each new client, assess their needs, and craft a personalized home care plan that will match them with the best possible caregiver and ensure they receive the highest quality home care. We understand that every situation and every person is different. Other Roanoke, VA home care companies use a one-size-fits-all approach that does not take into account the specific needs of each individual client.
3. Is the home care provider licensed and insured?
Some families decide to hire an independent home care provider due to lower cost, but this comes with some serious risks and may cost you more in the end. Companion Home Care is fully licensed and insured, meaning there is no burdensome paperwork for you to deal with, and no potential liability for you if the caregiver is injured on the job.
4. Does the company hire high-quality caregivers or are they simply looking for another "warm body"?
At Companion Home Care, our motto is to provide a "better class of Companion for a better quality of life". We accomplish this by paying above-average wages, carefully screening our applicants, performing background checks and pre-employment drug screens, and providing exceptional training both when our caregivers are hired and on an ongoing basis.
5. Does the home care provider accept Long-term Care Insurance?
While home care is a lot more affordable than assisted living or a nursing home (not to mention a lot more comfortable for your loved one), the costs associated with home care can be significant. Many of our clients carry Long-term Care Insurance policies that will cover either all or part of the cost of qualified home care. We accept Long-term Care Insurance from most providers at Companion Home Care of Roanoke. But not all home care companies do, so it is important to check before selecting a provider.
Companion Home Care Inc
424 Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
About Companion Home Care Inc:
Companion Home Care is a senior home health care, adult care, and child care provider based in Roanoke, VA. Our motto is to provide a "better class of companion for a better quality of life". We accomplish this by hiring the best, most qualified caregivers, and using our knowledge and experience to craft a personalized home care plan for our clients, then match clients with the perfect caregiver based on client needs, personality, and skills required.
Our caregivers help seniors age gracefully, cope with Alzheimer's, dementia, and illnesses, and enjoy healthy and happy lives from the comfort of their own homes. In addition to senior home health care, we also provide Roanoke home care for adults and children with disabilities, traumatic brain injury and diseases, physical injuries, and special needs in Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, Bedford, and surrounding areas of southwest Virginia.