In-Home Care FAQs

Arizona In-Home Care Frequently Asked Questions...

Selecting in-home care in Arizona for elderly or disabled loved ones is an important personal decision. Trying to come up with a care plan on your own is a daunting task to say the least. It is highly recommended that you consult with a Care Manager who has the expertise to help you find the right resources to give your loved one the quality of life they deserve.

What kinds of in home care services are normally available in Arizona?

-Comprehensive Hygiene and Personal Care
-Homemaking Services
-Mobility and Activity Assistance
-Respite Care
-Transportation
-Companionship
-Medication Reminders

When is service available?
Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from most Arizona care providers. In many cases it is not necessary to have a full-time caregiver. This is something that your care manager can help you with during your loved one's needs assessment.

What can I expect to pay for in-home care services in Arizona?
Fees will vary with the exact service requested. You may plan on fees ranging from $18.00 to $25.00 per hour in most cases. Your Care Manager can help you negotiate a mutually agreed upon arrangement with a local care provider.

Will we always receive care from the same person?
Continuity of care is important to us and you should consider this question carefully when selecting a caregiver. Make sure to always request an introduction to a new caregiver if a change cannot be avoided. It is up to you who you allow in your home... make sure you are comfortable with your caregivers.

How can I trust a caregiver with my loved one?
Your Care Manager can provide you with a list of reputable In-Home Care Providers in Arizona, Phoenix and surrounding areas. Every caregiver should be required to pass a criminal background check and should be insured. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your caregiver, simply contact your care provider or Care Manager to remedy the situation immediately.

Will insurance or Medicare cover caregiver expenses?
Medical insurance, including Medicare will not cover caregiver expenses. Some long-term care insurance covers caregivers in the home. Refer to your policy for benefits. This is another area that a Care Manger can help you negotiate.

Live-in elderly care glendale peoria arizonaIs live-in care available?
Yes, there are several providers in Arizona that have live-in caregivers available for you. Your qualified Arizona Care Manger can help you make cost effective decision for live-in care as it can get costly if you are not careful.

How do I know I am receiving the best quality service available?
Make sure to consult with your Care Manger on all pertinent decisions and enlist their help to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible. Experienced Care Mangers know all of the local providers and their respective reputations. Learn to trust them and you'll be...It's when you go out on your own that care situations tend to deteriorate.

How soon can I begin to receive service?
Many care providers, can often begin service within 24-48 hours, and can even accommodate same day service in some situations. This is one decision that should not be rushed. Make sure that you take the time to make the right decision before hiring a caregiver.

What about my privacy?
Make sure your care providers come from a reputable firm. Make sure they have a confidentiality and privacy policy for their caregivers and that they will only share information according to your wishes.

What if I cannot find the service I need?
Find an experienced, qualified Care Manager in Arizona first. They will have the resources for complete, reliable, and high quality at-home care providers in your area.

What if I just don't like my care giver?
Sometimes personalities just don't mesh even with the best providers. In these cases your care provider can usually help you find a more amicable situation by matching your loved one with a care giver that suits their personality better. If you feel that you are not getting the attention you deserve, make sure to consult your Care Manager for advice on your next move.

What is an In Home Assessment?
An In Home Assessment is a face-to-face visit in your home with a qualified Care Manager who works with you to determine what types of assistance you need. They will ask you questions about the care recipient's health and living arrangements and offer customized options to fit your needs. This is the first step on your path to caring for your elderly or disabled loved one in Arizona.

Who can help refer me to additional resources?
Professional Care Mangers are always on the look out for additional services that will improve the quality of their client's life. Your Care Manager will keep your best interests in mind and alert you to additional resources as the need arises.