When your family member’s needs are constant and you are beginning to feel overwhelmed, it may be time to consider home care services. Think about the level of care needed, as well as the number of hours needed each day, and then contact your insurance company to see if and what home care benefits might be covered in your policy.
Choosing a home care provider may seem like a daunting task. You want to feel comfortable with the home care provider you choose. A good way to start is to ask both providers and other people you may know about the provider’s track record.
Once you connect with the provider, you will want to ask a series of questions:
How long have you been serving the community?
Do you provide literature outlining your services and fees?
How do you select and train your employees?
What type of evaluation is done regarding the type of home care the patient will receive and who completes the evaluations?
Do you provide the family with treatment and progress updates?
How do you handle problems and emergencies?”
What sort of continuing education is provided for caregivers who join your agency as employees?
Are background checks completed on caregivers before they are hired?
Do any of your caregivers specialize in working with brain tumor patients?
Call our CareLine at 800-886-ABTA (2282) to get informed guidance on home care services targeted to your family’s specific needs.