Aside from providing Louisiana families with premium in-home care, many people wonder what they can expect from hiring a care provider who comes to their home. It can be an anxious time both for the families and the individual who needs care to meet someone new, so our goal is to take the anxiety away and leave you with a sense of peace in knowing that your loved one is well cared for.
It all starts with a consultation. CARE, Inc. will come to your home and meet with you and your family members, or you can come to one of our offices if you feel more comfortable in doing so. At that time, we discuss your needs, concerns, answer any questions you have and talk about financial assistance options that may be available to you. Many people don’t realize there are a number of state-sponsored and government waiver programs that can benefit them greatly if they qualify. That is another area that we can help with. Take a look at the financial options page to learn more.
Then, after an assessment of your unique circumstances, we will match you with a Care Attendant who best suits the needs and personality of your situation. Most often we try to send the same person so that your Care Attendant becomes familiar with the routine, which also puts your family member at ease, as they come to know each other better over time. However, in case the person assigned to you is unavailable, rest assured we will be able to send someone to fill their shoes and who will maintain the normal routine to the best of their ability. All of our staff are rigorously trained and have completed background checks, screenings and extensive hiring qualifications. Most of all, they all sincerely care about people.
We have a service agreement that will be signed by both parties to ensure that all of the parameters discussed have been formally met on paper. However, should you wish to cancel the services with CARE, Inc. there is nothing to prevent you from doing so as long as we have at least 48 hours’ notice.
For the first week or two, you can expect a “getting to know each other” adjustment period between our Care Attendant and the family member who receives care. Our supervisors work with this adjustment to ensure that everyone is satisfied and at that time we will do our best to maintain the comfort and routine that your family member is used to. We know that changes can be upsetting, so we like to ease into the adjustment phases gracefully and will accommodate and respect your family member as if they were our own family. We are there for support and to help in any way we can.
We work with your schedule; however CARE, Inc. prefers a set schedule so that we can make a schedule for our Care Attendants. If this is not possible, we simply ask that you let us know a week ahead of time so that we can make sure we are well-planned to deliver you with proper care.
Having an in-home care assistant can be truly rewarding, as it benefits both the family member who needs help, as well as those who are unable to provide constant assistance or who need respite from care services.
Let us show you how wonderful it can be to have an in-home caregiver for your family’s unique needs!
Contact us today.