In-Home Care In Pennsylvania: 5 Things To Consider
If you’re considering in-home care in Pennsylvania, the options can seem overwhelming. At Compassionate Assistance, we offer an innovative, science-based approach to aging, elevating the standard of care for seniors living in Radnor, King of Prussia, Wyomissing, Doylestown, Harleysville and West Goshen, Pennsylvania.
Although there are many important things to consider when choosing a in-home care provider, here are several that we think are extremely important.
Is The Care Plan Personalized?
Providing excellent care is not a one-size-fits-all process. We work with you and your family to design a plan that works for you. Whether it’s the type of care that needs to be provided, the amount of time per week, or the personality of the caregiver, we are meticulous in designing a plan that is comfortable for you.
What Is The Quality Of Caregivers?
At Compassionate Assistance, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible, and that includes our caregivers. We take pride in our team of dedicated professionals, and only hire people we think are passionate, compassionate, professional and caring. Compassionate Assistance employees meet all of the following requirements:
- 50 State Background Check
- Pre-Employment Drug Screening
- 2+ Reference Checks
- CPR & First Aid Certification
- Negative TB Test
- Proof of Valid Car Insurance
- Valid Fingerprint Card
- Caregivers are bonded, insured and background checked.
In addition to these requirements, all of our caregivers go through training on chronic disease management and warning signs, as well as complete 20 hours of CEUs per year.
What Types of Services Are Offered?
At Compassionate Assistance, we offer care for many different situations, including after childbirth care, respite care, live-in care, hospital-to-home care, post-rehab care, Alzheimer’s care, Dementia care, Parkinson’s care, cancer care, post-plastic surgery care, and overnight care.
How can we help?
Companionship- One of the most important types of care that we offer is companionship. We take pride in becoming close friends with our clients and in bringing happiness to their lives.
Personal care- We can provide help with day-to-day activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, exercising, and other services, allowing clients to stay independent in the comfort of their own home. Our caregivers can also help with light housekeeping duties like bed-making, vacuuming, laundry, sweeping, dusting, and general household organization.
Transportation-Being able to get outside gives our clients a greater feeling of independence and can improve their mood. Caregivers can provide support for clients by taking them to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, or anywhere they need to go.
Medication reminders- Medications can be difficult to manage but are extremely important. Our highly trained team of caregivers are careful to ensure the right medication is taken at the right time.
Meal prep- Meal preparation is also an important part of continued care. From shopping for necessary supplies to cooking meals, our caregivers encourage a healthy diet for our clients.
How Do I Know Care Is Being Provided?
Compassionate Assistance ensures that our caregivers arrive on time, each and every time. We also have a mobile app that every caregiver uses to clock in by GPS when they arrive to their shift. You can download the mobile app, ClearCare, so that you can view the schedule and clock-in-status of your caregivers.
We are very selective about who we hire. We train, insure, bond, and background check each of our caregivers to provide the highest level of security and in-home care. Compassionate Assistance meticulously chooses the right caregiver for you and your needs to ensure the best experience possible. We meet with you before the care plan is implemented to make sure the caregiver is a good fit. We also encourage on-going communication to ensure that the care you are being provided fits you or your loved one’s care needs.