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Jun 01, 2015
Making referrals for home care
Making referrals for home care
The growing demand for careAs the aged in the population increases, as life expectancy increases, as those with chronic conditions increase, so will the need for care increase.The need for private duty home care continues to grow.Understanding how to incorporate private duty into your referral system will help both you and your patients.
2The trend towards in-home care is growing rapidly in the U.S. As people seek ways to avoid institutionalized care, the increase in home health care and nonmedical home services is quickly taking the place of traditional care options such as nursing homes.
Home Care Trend3The Continuum of CareThe only choices for anyone who has a short or long term care need are either to stay in ones own home with assistanceorto move elsewhere: a family or friends home a nursing homean assisted living or continuing care situation
4The best argument for staying at home with care is: Delivered correctly, home care is a humane and compassionate way to deliver care and supportive services.Home care can reinforce and supplement the care provided by family members and friends. Home care can help maintain the recipient's dignity and independence in the least restrictive care setting.
5Private Duty Home CareThe private duty home care model has grown to be a substantial part in the continuum of care, providing an alternative to institutionalization for those who understand who is eligible and how to make a correct referral for care.
6Because the Best Care is Home CareThe benefits of long term in-home careComfortConvenienceContinuityFamiliaritySafetyFreedomFlexibility
7Who utilizes private duty home care?Those with the financial resources to make choices for their careThose whose families accept the financial responsibilities of paying for careThose with long term care insurance coverageThose who use reverse mortgages or Veterans benefits to cover care
8Home Care ModelsHome health agencies, non-medical home care agencies, and hospices are known collectively as home care organizations. Medicare's enactment in 1965 greatly accelerated the growth of in-home health care.The increased life span and the ensuing aging of America are creating a population with unprecedented needs for home care.
9Referring Clients to Quality Private Duty CareThe private duty industry is growing at a rapid rate and chances are that you will refer patients for private duty care. By understanding private duty services, you can help create a positive and safe experience for your patients who require home care not covered by public funds.
10Because the Best Care is Home CarePrivate duty care is provided in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of the patients home.Home care allows patients to retain independence and dignity.Home care allows patients to retain the continuity of established daily routines.Home is where family and friends can easily visit.Home is where most people prefer to live.
11Activities of Daily Living (ADL) ExamplesExamples of non-medical services:Dressing Walking Eating Grooming Meal prepThese fall under personal care and not non-medical:Bathing Transferring from bed or chair Toilet use
12Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) ExamplesFor non-medical services:Use of the telephone (look up numbers, dial, answer) Traveling via car or public transportation Food or clothes shopping (regardless of transport) Meal preparation Housework (laundry and light housekeeping)
13Determining Care Needs The key determinant as to whether or not 24 hour care is needed is the patients ability to get up out of bed and to the toilet. If this cannot be done, then round-the-clock assistance is most certainly needed.Deciding on home care or institutional care at this point is a cost benefit analysis.
14Personal Care ServicesProviding personal care services means providing a slightly higher level of care and helping patients with basic grooming and other hands-on Activities of Daily Living.
15Personal Care ServicesInclude:Homemaker/Companion (Non-Medical) Services, plusHands on Support with Activities of Daily LivingAmbulationFeedingTransferBathing, Grooming, Mouth and Skin CareIncontinence Care Medication Assist with Self Administered MedsObservation/Vital Signs Reporting
16Who Can Benefit From Non-Medical Care?Non-medical care is ideal for people:With limited mobility or who are prone to fallingRecovering from a sickness or illnessSuffering from early stages of Alzheimers or a dementia Who are isolated and withdrawnWho feel overwhelmed by their daily responsibilitiesWho are currently living in an assisted/independent living facility and would like additional care beyond what is already provided to them
17Scope of ServicesWe provide an array of services meant to provide comfort, support and safety for our clients.Some of our services include:Meal preparationLight housekeepingLaundryGrooming & dressing supervisionIncidental transportationTo and from doctors appointments, grocery shopping, visits with family and friendsMedication remindersSocialization & support
18Scope of ServicesWe provide the high level of service our customers expect and demand.Our services are personalized to make certain that our clients receive the right care.We perform free in-home assessments.Our helpful staff is on-call 24 hours a day 7 days/week.We provide respite for our live-in caregivers.
19Our Flexible ApproachWe recognize that everyone has different needs, which is why we offer short term and long-term solutions to fit the changing needs of our clients.We will provide service for as little as a few hours a day, to short term or long term 24 hour live-in care.
20Our Flexible ApproachHourly CareCan be provided for a minimum of 15 hours per week for clients who require minimal support. Or a minimum of 3 hours for a one-time visit.Or as much as 24 hours a day for clients who require around the clock supervision.
21Our Flexible ApproachRespite Care Being a family caregiver can be physically and emotionally tiring. We give the caregiver the short break needed to recharge batteries.Respite care can be provided on an hourly or live-in basis.
22Our Flexible Approach24 hour Live-In Care If daily supervision and assistance is required or the patient would enjoy the company & socialization of a loving caregiver, live-in care may be the right option.Short term respite live-in care can also be provided.
23Our Caring StaffAll of our caregivers are carefully screened to ensure the safety of our clientsOur screening process entails:Benchmark behavioral assessment screening toolA personal interviewReferral checks written & verbalCriminal background checksDepartment of Motor Vehicle (DMV) checkAll of our caregivers are bonded and insured and have extensive specialized training
24Our Caring StaffWe recognize that some clients have unique requirements, which is why all of our caregivers undergo specialized training to help them understand and communicate effectively with people suffering from:Early stage Alzheimers disease or dementiaAphasiaHearing lossWe provide visual and verbal training followed by written testing.Caregivers receive a certificate verifying that they have successfully completed the training process.
25Special ServicesWe also offer a variety of Special Services.All Special Services require a minimum of 3 hours of continuous careOur Special Services include:Organization Technology AssistanceSocial NetworkingAssistance with 3rd party scheduling Holiday assistance
26PERS Units PERS stands for: Personal Emergency Response SystemWe are authorized dealers for First Call Medical Monitoring.Which provides push button access to immediate medical assistance.It is ideal for people who want to maintain their independence by living at home but want the security and peace of mind of knowing that emergency help is available 24 hours a day.
27Companion Connection Senior Care Rilax Home Care, LLC. is a member in good standing of Companion Connection Senior Care, a national membership organization of non-medical home care agencies. All member agencies have access to recognized experts in the field of home care, as well as the most current educational resources enabling us to provide the highest level of care to our customers.
28Contact Us TodayTo refer a patient for care, please contact us via phone, website or email.Phone: 614-985-3764Email: [email protected]: www.rilaxhomecare.com