Home Health agencies offer additional caregiver support, at home or at an assisted living community. These services may be covered by Medicaid. Home health allows people to prolong their move to an assisted living and helps residents that need additional care at an assisted living prolong their move to a skilled nursing community. Hospice is focused on care for residents that are actively dying or near the end of life.
Respite Care is if for caregivers that need temporary care for their loved one. A person may stay at an assisted living for up to fourteen days, before actually having to move into the community permanently. This service is great for spouses acting as primary caregivers and need a vacation etc…Regulations may vary state to state. Some assisted living communities specializing in memory care often offer some type of “adult day care” programs as well.
Hospice agencies focus on care for residents that are actively dying or near the end of life. Their focus is on palliative care such as pain management and comfort. They are also a great resource, helping families prepare for the loss of their loved one.
Generally speaking, home health and hospice care companies have certified nursing assistants and registered nurses that visit numerous assisted livings on a daily basis and have no affiliation to any of them. They can tell you which communities have horrible communication, cooperation, staffing issues or just plain stink, literally.
It’s a simple idea to ask them their personal opinion of your prospective communities. Many elderly people receive home health care in their own home prior to needing assisted living. Their care representatives often develop bonds and want to make sure that their patient resides at an assisted living that is going to take care of them. Most of these companies are based out of office buildings, take the extra effort and search these people out!
Valeo Home Health and Hospice five star service is second to none in Utah. They provide the absolute best home health care for their patients. Valeo offers specialty programs to expedite their path to recovery. These include cardiac and pulmonary care, balance and vestibular rehabilitation, neuro-rehabilitation, and post-orthopedic care. Individuals with these needs can uniquely benefit from their programs and expertise.
They provide professional and compassionate hospice care in the home. Valeo’s interdisciplinary team is comprised of a medical director, nurses, chaplain, social work and aides whose focus in on quality of life at the end of life.