Five Common Questions About Home Care

If you are researching home care options, you are likely in the middle of a time consuming process filled with many big decisions. You want the best level of care, but you need to make sure it fits your budget. If you are arranging care for a loved one, you want to ensure that he or she is in the best possible setting, and it can be confusing determining if remaining at home is a viable option. If memory care is required, there are even more factors to consider. Today we take a look at five of the most common questions about home care.

We at Baywood wish you the best in your search for quality home care, and as the premier provider of private senior home care in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities metro area, and southern Minnesota, we want you to know that we are here to help.

Home care isn’t a realistic option for most people, is it?

Think again. Although individual situations may vary, the cost of home care is often similar to the cost of nursing care or assisted living. In addition, Long Term Care Insurance can be used to pay for home care.

Is home care as thorough as nursing care?

Many home care agencies provide the same type of care offered in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Not to mention, the level of one-on-one care received in a home care setting is advantageous to clients. When it comes to top-quality in-home care in MN, Baywood provides an unparalleled level of care. In fact, all of our caregivers have previous home care experience, as well as nursing home or hospital experience. Plus, with thoroughly experienced R.N.s providing ongoing care management, Baywood clients receive superior care at a superior value.

What if I only need a few hours of care a week?

Home care can work for you. Many home care agencies provide flexible hourly services, in addition to overnight assistance or 24-hour live-in care. At Baywood Home Care in MN, you can customize a schedule that works best for you. Whether you are searching for home care for a few hours a week, or you need round-the-clock care, we’ve got you covered.

Is home care an effective option for clients with memory care issues?

Absolutely. While there are some people with advanced memory loss who may require facility care, these individuals are the exception. In most cases, the one-on-one attention offered in a home care situation is a true advantage for clients in need of memory care, as is the ability for the client to remain in his or her own home, surrounded by familiar people, pets and belongings. Baywood is highly experienced at caring for people with different types of dementia. In fact, each and every one of our caregivers has training and experience in dementia care. We provide companionship, ensure safety, and help with a range of important tasks.

How can I ensure that I (or my loved one) is matched with a quality caregiver?

Choosing a first-rate home care agency is essential. A reputable agency will provide background checks of potential caregivers and set high standards for hiring. Baywood Home Care implements a thorough caregiver screening process that ensures our clients always have top-notch caregivers. The highest of standards for skills and knowledge rule out all but the best candidates. Once the most qualified individuals are a part of the Baywood team, great effort is made to match clients with compatible caregivers. Rarely is a match unsuccessful. If for any reason a client is unhappy, a change is always made.

Baywood provides top-notch home senior care in Minneapolis, St. Paul and southern Minnesota. Contact us today to see how we can help.