Q. What kind of services do you provide?
A: Personal care services are client specific to take over or assist in the activities that seniors need, to be able to stay at home safely and with dignity. These services may include personal care, medication management, transfers, meal preparation and light housekeeping.
Q: Do you provide services in assisted living facilities?
A: Yes. People sometimes discover that the assistance provided in an assisted living facility is insufficient to enable them to remain independent or satisfy all of their needs. Focus on Caring provides caregivers for support. Most assisted living or care facilities allow private caregivers to provide additional assistance.
Q: My Mother has been advised by the Hospital that she cannot return home but must find space in an assisted living facility or care home. Is this accurate?
A: This is accurate, to a degree. It is possible that the Hospital is advising your Mother needs assistance and cannot be in her residence on her own. This does not mean that she must enter a facility though. If private home care is provided for your Mother and can satisfy the concerns of the Hospital, your Mother may return home with care.
Q: How does the cost of Focus on Caring compare with assisted living care?
A: An assisted living facility may charge the same fees as full-time 6 hours per day services provided by Focus on Caring. This reflects the costs for private care not adjusting for any possible funding. The services provided by Focus on Caring are in the client’s home, allowing the client to maintain some independence and autonomy while ensuring safety and security.
Q: How quickly can home care services be provided or started?
A: Generally services can be provided within a 48-hour period and often the same day. An initial assessment is performed to determine the optimal care requirements and care is initiated in accordance with these determinations.
Q: Will I have the same caregiver all of the time?
A: Focus on Caring attempts to secure consistent staff schedules to provide care. Depending on the number of hours required, Focus on Caring may need to utilize 2 or 3 caregivers to satisfy your needs. Even with additional staff requirements, we attempt to maintain familiar staff at all times.
Q: Can I change the schedule if I need to?
A: A simple phone call to our staff scheduler can accomplish any changes to suit your needs.
Q: How do I start home care services with Focus on Caring?
A: Call our office a to speak with an RN to initiate an assessment at no charge or
send us an email. We will commence care from that initial contact.