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What Level Of In-Home Care Does Your Loved One Need? | Fedelta Home Care, Seattle WA
April 05, 2022
What Level Of In-Home Care Does Your Loved One Need?
If you’re considering home care solutions to help you take care of a loved one, you probably have a lot of questions about how to move forward. One of the biggest questions to address is what level of in-home care best meets your loved one’s needs? Finding the best level of care for your family member is more straight-forward than you might first imagine.
There are six different types of care. Depending on your family’s unique needs and circumstances, there’s a correct service for you. Here’s everything you need to know about flexible in-home care options and how Fedelta can help you choose the best fit.
Determining The Best In-Home Care Option For Your Family
Thankfully, you don’t have to figure out the best level of in-home care for your family on your own. With Fedelta, the first step is to contact us for a free Comprehensive In-Home Care Assessment. Through observation and conversation, we’ll be able to help you determine the best fit for you and your loved ones. From there, we’ll recommend one of the following levels of home care:
- Short Shifts (2 to 6 hours)
- Hourly Care
- Overnight Care
- Respite Care
- Transitional Care
- Skilled Nursing Care
Once we’ve determined the right level of care together, we’ll begin a planning process. Fedelta’s team will develop a customized care plan, conduct a start-of-care caregiver orientation all while providing ongoing care management supervision.
We don’t lock our families into long-term contracts, because we understand that circumstances change. You can cancel our services at any time with an eight hour service notice.
Our services are available 24/7, so we’re always here to help. With that knowledge, here’s a further breakdown of our levels of care, so you have an idea of what our recommendation might be before we come for our care assessment.
During short shifts, at-home caregivers come to your home for two to six hours. This is a great option if you’re looking for senior care services, such as senior companionship. A senior companion can accompany your loved one to enrichment programs, help them grocery shop, or do activities around the house. Short shifts can make a big difference in the mental health of seniors.
Hourly care starts at four hours of care and goes up to 24 hours. This is great for people who need constant care. Hourly care allows primary caregivers to keep their part-time or full-time jobs, knowing that their loved ones are getting the care they require and deserve. You may want to utilize hourly care if you have a loved one with dementia, a chronic illness, or a terminal illness.
Fedelta offers up to ten hours of overnight care. If your loved one is a night owl or simply requires help with the bathroom or medications at night, overnight care is a wonderful solution. Overnight care is also great for parents who have children with medical needs, so parents are able to rest during their regular sleeping schedule.
Respite care provides relief for primary caregivers who need to take a break. Being a primary caregiver is a huge responsibility and it can be hard without help from others to take time for yourself. During Respite Care, a skilled team of caregivers will continue your regular routine, update you on your loved one, and help with everything that you, as a caregiver, would normally do. It allows caregivers to take a break without concern, knowing that their loved one is receiving attention from 24-hour caregivers. If your loved one doesn’t need 24-hour care, that’s completely fine. Fedelta can work out a respite care plan that works for you.
As your loved one transitions from a hospital stay back to home, they may require transitional care. Transitional caregivers can help your loved one get to and from their physical therapy appointments. Your loved one may even be able to do physical therapy from the comfort of their own home with transitional care. Transitional care can also help administer medications post-surgery and redress surgery sights.
Skilled Nursing Care
Fedelta ensures that your loved one is receiving top care by registered nurses when it’s appropriate. Some family members require skilled nursing care. A few examples of the care you could receive are cancer care, catheter care, and eating/gastric tube care. Utilizing skilled care could mean your loved one is able to come home from the hospital sooner and may even help prevent further hospital visits.
From skilled nursing care to short shifts, Fedelta will help you find the best avenue for your family. We’ll work with you to ensure you’re getting the most comprehensive care your family requires. No matter the level of in-home care, we’re here to provide our expertise and aid in peace of mind.