Answering this question requires us to explain the differences between two types of care.
The first is home health care. Home health care is best described as “skilled medical services care.” When someone receives home health care, they’re typically receiving skilled nursing assistance with wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and bathing assistance.
Private duty home care is best described as “non-medical services care.” These services can include housekeeping services, companion care, and personal care. A Place at Home performs all these services and much more. Each senior in our care receives a personal RN to oversee care plans, set up, and get clients to their doctor’s appointments and medical visits. We also offer Certified Medication Aides to administer medications. Many of our competitors only offer medication reminders.
A Place at Home knows every senior has unique needs. We want to be able to tend to all of them as opposed to outsourcing multiple service lines. Click here to learn more about what makes our home health care services different.
Our regular rates range from $22.50 an hour to $34 an hour based on your senior’s care needs and the hours needed.
Most of our competition requires a two to three-hour minimum shift before they’ll send someone to help your senior. A Place at Home has a 1-hour visit requirement and thus, no minimums. We charge $39 a visit for one-hour shifts and $44 a visit for medication administration.
This helps you control costs. It gives seniors who might not need more than a bath and some medication administration access to care.
Homemaker services: light housekeeping.
Companion care services: running errands, playing games, meal prep, etc.
Personal care services: activities of daily living care, including assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
Medication set-up services overseen by a licensed RN/LPN.
Medication administration services offered by certified medication aides.
Care coordination services: finding providers, setting appointments, calling in prescription refills, prescription pick-ups, etc.
Senior living search: we help seniors find the next place they’ll call home when they feel ready to move.
In addition to the professional certifications required for their job, each of our caregivers goes through an extensive in-house training program.