Most Frequently Asked Questions About Home Care
Client-Centered Care Sets Alvita Care Apart
Acquiring home care for a loved one is a significant and important decision. We are sure you have many questions about how it works, what it costs, what it covers, and much more. Below, we have answered the most common questions we receive regarding our services. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
While some privately hired caregivers are exceptional, hiring privately has many limitations.
First, finding a private caregiver that is a good fit for you and your family can be arduous. Oftentimes, families need to go through 10-20 caregivers to find one they like. At Alvita Care, our caregivers undergo an extensive interview process including a detailed reference check and background check. In addition, if a client is not happy with the caregiver they are matched with, we will re-match the client until all parties are thrilled with the fit.
When private caregivers call out, you are left without any backup, which can be extremely disruptive to both you and your loved one. Alvita Care has an extensive pool of caregivers to draw from if a caregiver is not able to work on a specific day.
In addition, when hiring privately, you are responsible for setting up payroll, withholding taxes, vetting caregivers, performing background checks, and purchasing sufficient liability insurance to cover accidents and injuries in the home. Without performing these tasks, you open yourself up to significant liability.
Lastly, every Alvita Care case is overseen by an experienced RN who is available to consult with you and your loved ones as you manage your loved one’s aging process.
Our home care service brings caregivers into the client’s home on a part- or full-time basis to help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and companionship. Some clients request only a few hours of assistance each week, while others have a 24/7 live-in caregiver. The frequency depends on your needs and may change over time.
Home Care costs vary depending on the services chosen. You are always able to adjust your services, so costs are always under your control. This allows for far more flexibility than the fees you pay at a senior living community or a skilled nursing facility.
We do accept some long term care insurances. We can also help you open a claim and navigate the process for reimbursement if you have coverage.
In many cases, we can begin almost immediately. If you need a caregiver or know you will need one soon, contact us. We can respond on short notice, but it helps to have information about you and your needs beforehand. Your needs come first, and we will always try to meet them.
We care greatly about the client and caregiver relationship, so we use our Real Connections matching process to pair clients with caregivers who will meet their needs. This process goes above and beyond what you’d have with most home health aides. If at any time you are dissatisfied, you can contact us, and we will quickly assign someone new to help.
Each client’s needs are evaluated initially to develop a Care Plan that is reviewed and updated periodically. Client Care Managers (CCMs) provide care management services in addition to the daily caregiving provided. We look at each client holistically and consider all of their needs in their Care Plan.