Understanding A Loved One’s Need For A Home Companion…
Bayshores’ home health agency services are based on the individual’s need for either a home companion or a higher level skilled care nurse in and around Largo & Tampa, FL. as well as throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas County Florida.
Bayshore Home Care has decades of experience providing tailor -made care in the comfort of home; right where most older Americans feel the most comfortable. The main duties that are most commonly provided by home companions and home health aides widely vary from running routine errands to helping with generalized household activities such as:
- Meal Preparation
- Pet Care
- Standard Household Care & Cleaning
- Fall Prevention
Depending on what level of elder care or home care assistance is needed many factors must first be assessed by your home health agency whether it’s in Tampa, St Petersburg, Largo or Pasco County Florida the determination of what level of elderly care the patient actually needs should be the same. Depending on the health of the patient, the home care assistance being provided by a trained caregiver will either be skilled nursing care or a lesser level of care. Click here to see the (http://ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/Health_Facility_Regulation/Home_Care/docs/HHA-NR-NCO_COMPARISON.pdf) official comparison form to understand the differences in services and the proper level of home care assistance that should be applied to your loved one.
Private duty home care is important to ensure the well-being of your loved one. Most seniors prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home rather than moving into a facility. Private duty home care ensures that they receive assistance with the tasks necessary for daily living while remaining safe. Medicare does not cover the costs associated with the services provided by private duty home care. Medicare covers Medical or skilled home visits by Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Medical Social Workers and Certified Nursing Assistants for bath visits for a specific amount of time depending on patient diagnosis.
We provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), as well as medication management, and patient advocacy services.
ADLs are the “Activities of Daily Living” or personal care activities. They include: Eating, Bathing, Dressing/ Grooming Toileting, and Transferring (getting up from a bed or chair). Most Long Term Care policies will only cover when assistance, even stand by is needed with two or three Activities of Daily Living. Often those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia will not need to meet the number of ADL requirement in order to utilize their long term care insurance benefits.
We specialize in taking care of seniors but we are glad to care for anyone needing assistance with ADLs, or personal care assistance.
Yes, we provide caregivers in independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals.
No, we will send a care manager out to the home for an initial consultation free of charge.
No, our services come with no strings attached. We require no contract; we will provide the level of care you feel is necessary. You will be billed according to the care we provide.
We are happy to provide twenty-four hour care. We break these shifts into 8 or 12 hour segments because our caregivers are not permitted to sleep while assisting a client. This ensures that our caregivers are always alert provide personal care assistance to our clients.
We are happy to provide care in increments as small as one hour. As a home health care provider, we understand that sometimes only a little personal care assistance is needed, our care is customized to your needs.
Private duty care services can be paid for through a long term care insurance policy or by private pay.
We have administrative staff as well as nurses on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are always available to answer our phone for our clients, their families, or caregivers.
Yes, upon determining a plan of care for your loved one we will note your contact preferences in addition to insuring compliance with all patient privacy laws.
Both CNAs and HHAs are trained to provide personal care assistance for you in the comfort of your home. However, the main difference between the two is that the majority of CNA training is done in the hospital or facility setting while HHAs complete their training in the home setting.
Yes, as a home health care provider we know this importance of safety. All of our employees are given a level 2 background screening in addition to having their CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) or HHA (Home Health Aide) license.
Yes, all of our caregivers are supervised by our administrative office staff as well as our team of nurse case managers. Our skilled nurses perform supervisory visits to ensure that the client’s care plan is being followed as well as to ensure that the caregivers are in compliance with all of our private duty care policies.
There are several significant benefits you receive when hiring a caregiver through a licensed home health care agency. Their license means they have to meet many state requirements for a higher level of care. Oversight is a major plus because you have someone to address concerns with and you have recourse when a care plan needs adjusting. Private duty care enables an individual to remain mostly independent in their own home for longer, instead of needing an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home care. In addition to having someone overseeing the caregivers and the care provided, the entire screening process of choosing credible and experienced aides is done for you. A licensed home health care provider will work to make the best match possible. Working with a licensed agency also ensures that an additional caregiver will be able to assist you should your regular caregiver be unavailable.
Just Call Us TOLL FREE at 1- 800-335-2150 To speak with Pam, our Senior Resource Specialist. She can answer any additional questions you have and will begin the process with you.