Finding the right home health care provider essentially comes down to what your needs are. But finding a service that fits your needs may be harder than it sounds. One agency can provide very different services than another, offer different prices, have a different process for hiring and training nurses, and more. And when you’re looking for someone to provide in-home care, it’s a very personal service and one that everyone involved needs to feel comfortable with.
Collier Home Care has been providing the residents of Naples, FL, with exceptional home health care for years. We have a compassionate staff of skilled nurses, including certified nursing assistants (CNA), home health aides (HHA), registered nurses (RN), and licensed practical nurses (LPN). When it comes to providing the very best in-home health care, you can trust our team to be there for you.
Things to Consider When Hiring a Home Health Care Provider
What Are Your Needs?
Home health care agencies can offer a range of services, which include everything from basic companion care all the way to live-in care services. As you go about your day, think about which activities you need help with, whether it’s getting dressed in the morning, making meals, taking medication, getting around the house, shopping, or if it’s help with a particular disease.
If you are looking for a provider for a loved one, do they need extensive help recovering from a surgery, dementia care, palliative care, or end of life care? When possible, get as much input from your loved one as possible in order to make a decision that is right for them.
What is Your Budget?
It’s generally a good idea to consider your budget and what type of insurance you have even before you start looking at specific home health care providers. Under the right circumstances, you may be eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, or other long-term disability insurance if you have any. If you are eligible for Medicare, it can help cover the cost of skilled nursing, home health aides, therapy, certain medical supplies and equipment, and more. However, Medicare does not pay for 24-hour care or services like cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
The finances surrounding elderly care can be incredibly frustrating and overwhelming, but when you work with the right provider who has dedicated staff to walk you through your options, it can make the process much easier.
Who Are You Comfortable With?
A significant factor in finding the right provider is also finding the right nurse who you feel comfortable with. A majority of agencies have strict processes for hiring nurses, which include background checks and ensuring they have the appropriate certifications and training. But you will also want to make sure that the nurse is a good fit personality-wise. A home health care provider often spends a significant amount of time with you or your loved one, so it’s important to find someone you get along with and who can also provide exceptional care.
Finding a home health care provider is undoubtedly an emotional process, but you can rest assured knowing that the Collier Home Care team is passionate about providing our clients with superior and compassionate care. Whatever your needs may be, you can count on us to be there for you and your family. Learn more about our areas of expertise, and give us a call today.