Bloomfield Hills, MI – Home care services are becoming a more popular choice for seniors and their families who are looking for quality home health care assistance at an affordable price. Individuals who are dealing with chronic health conditions or debilitating disease are turning to the private-duty industry rather than institutionalized care (such as hospitals or nursing homes) for long-term care so they can maintain their independence in the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, in the interest of finding an affordable home care service, many families are selecting their caregivers based only on price without considering the risks involved.
According to a report by the National Private Duty Association, many seniors unwittingly hire independent caregivers from home care agencies that do not actually provide supervision for the care staff that they place in homes. Without adequate supervision, training, and insurance, independent caregivers from this kind of service can put clients at risk.
Seniors and families seeking home care services should be cautious when selecting a home care service and should research each option to ensure the services and care providers meet their expectations. Quality home care services will be open about their licensing, training, and hiring processes and should always provide a written service agreement. Without taking the time to review these standards and practices, consumers put themselves and their family at risk for financial liabilities.
Consumers should reach out to their local home care agencies and request a personal meeting to learn more. ComForcare Home Care provides a list of questions for families to bring to a home care interview to help them determine what level of care they can expect to receive. These include: How long has the agency been in business? What levels of care does the agency provide? If required, is the agency licensed by the state? What is the agency’s hiring process? How are caregivers supervised? Other questions are also available to help families better understand the placement, service agreement, and funding processes. For more information, seniors can view the full questionnaire online.
About ComForcare Home Care
ComForcare is a premier provider of private-duty home care services to people of all ages with offices conveniently located nationwide. We can help make life easier for those coping with a chronic medical condition, recovering from an illness or injury, or dealing with the challenges of aging – in the comfort of their own homes. We offer elderly care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving our services. Each ComForcare office is independently owned and operated.
ComForcare Home Care
2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302