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The Importance Of Companion Care

When the time comes to consider enlisting the help of an aide to care for your elderly parent, it’s very common to have doubts and reservations about hiring someone else. You need not feel guilty about passing their care off to an aide though. The truth is, when you provide sole care for your parents, you miss out on quality time with them. By the time you’re done feeding, bathing, and cleaning; both you and your parent are so exhausted you can’t summon up the energy to do anything fun together. To avoid looking at them through a lens of frustration and disappointment, it would be in your best interest and theirs to hire a professional aide.

The Benefits of Companion Care

Aside from giving you more time to be there emotionally for your parents, aides can help them in many other ways that you may not be able to due to time constraints and lack of knowledge or experience when dealing with the elderly. Here are a few things aides can do for your loved ones:

They will do the basic essentials, such as cleaning, bathing, and keeping them safe from harm

They will ensure that all medication is taken on time, and that your loved ones adhere to their treatment plans

Nutrition will be given priority, and the aide will cook healthy food, but will also make sure it is to their liking, not straying too far from their existing menu

They will interact with them, and keep them mentally stimulated at all times, so they feel more like people and less like patients

Anything they like to do, such as going out to restaurants, or watching movies, they can still do. The aide will go along with them, and make sure they are always happy, safe and comfortable

They will help your parents to live with dignity. They will allow your loved ones know that they are still independent, and just need a little help

At the end of the day, the aide will provide help, companionship, and friendship

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At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store. 

If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” Stay tuned each week for NEW episodes of Allegiance Alert!

Licensed Agency VS Registry

When looking for a home healthcare provider, you must research the company thoroughly and determine whether it is a licensed agency or a registry. In the state of Florida, the law dictates that a registry can only send out independent contractors, acting as a middleman between these contractors and the elderly client who require the home care. A licensed agency, on the other hand, is equipped with all the necessary tools to hire their own employees, train their aides, and send them to your house in order to provide the care they need. A licensed agency, therefore, can provide additional services that a registry cannot.

The additional services come in the form of skilled care under the Medicare benefit, which includes, but is not limited to:

Physical therapy

Occupational therapy

Speech therapy

These services, in a licensed agency, are usually covered by an insurance plan. This is not the case in a registry, since the aides they send to the clients’ houses are independent contractors and therefore do not have to follow specific company policies.

While registries do their best to provide you with a home caregiver, the truth is, you cannot be sure that you are protected under all circumstances. A licensed agency can guarantee a much safer environment due their bonding and insurance plans, as well as aides that are required to report directly to the company.

It can be quite challenging to hire an aide for your parents, and the process of finding the right one can be rather exhausting, and at times, overwhelming. That’s why Allegiance Home Health is here for you, and is willing to guide you through the tricky processes in order to ensure the perfect care for your loved ones.

Contact Us

At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store. 

If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” Stay tuned each week for a NEW episode of Allegiance Alert!