Why A Caring Home Care Services wants to be your ‘Choice’ for your Home Care needs.
Imagine not being able to fully care for yourself; not being able to prepare your own meals when you were hungry. There was no way for you to go do the gardening and yard work that gives you a sense of peace and relaxation on those pleasant spring days. Even more dire than that – imagine not being able to maneuver through your own house, or bathe when necessary.
While this scenario may not be something that the average person wants to consider, these situations, and so much more, are a constant reality for others not fully able to care for themselves for whatever reason, whether sickness, disease or injury many people have no idea that there are services available to them to ease the pain and turmoil of going through life with no one to help care for them in the home. That, however, is where A Caring Home Care Services comes in.
A Caring Home Care Services was introduced to the Clarksville, TN community during the latter part of 2013. This particular franchise was established by myself and my wife Beverley to provide a more proficient means of delivering home care services. The company as a whole was established in 2007 in Southwestern Louisiana by CEO Donnie Pecantte, whom had previously shown a history of exceptional client services. Donnie decided to branch out in offering franchises upon request from some of his clients. The mission of A Caring Home Care Services is simple: “To provide paraprofessional services to clients in their homes assisting them to achieve the highest level of potential in their day-to-day self-care activities.” A Caring Home Care is also committed to providing a high quality, multidisciplinary care by professionals who recognize the need for comprehensive assessment of needs from both the client’s and the professional’s point of view.
A Caring Home Care Services offers a wide range of valuable services to cover the needs of our clients. These needs-based services will include 24-hour monitoring, home visits, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, bathing, performing errands, incidental transportation and more. All of our services will be delivered to our customers with the same high level of consideration and compassion that the A Caring Home Care Services brand is known for.
“We do national background checks. Adult Abuse registry, sex offender, Drug and healthcare actions. . As far as drug testing go, we do 10-panel testing. I make sure that we are doing more than the bare minimum that some of these other companies are choosing to abide by.”
One thing I and my staff will endeavor to enforce is the level of caregivers we employ. In order for our agency whose highest priority is to provide quality and dedicated care to our military veterans, (especially being so close to Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division), elderly, expectant mothers, and anyone recovering from surgery or illness that requires continued care, A Caring Home Care Service is also dedicated to taking care of its employees. “Being that we are expected to take care of our clients, we also have an expectation and an inherent responsibility to make sure our employees are treated with just as much care.
“Consider when you go to the movie. You pay your money, get your popcorn, and you sit down in your cushy seat, and you enjoy the movie. And that’s it after itss over. Good movie… time to go home. One thing you never consider is the cast and crew it takes to make that movie…all those people in the credits at the end of the movies. It takes all of them and more to make what you just spent your money to watch. That is what our employees are to A Caring Home Care Services …they are the cast and crew of that great reality show called ‘Your Life.’ We do our best to make sure that our workers are not only the cream of the crop, but that they are a happy cream of the crop as well. We take care of our workers, so that you don’t have to worry about them taking care of you. A happy employee will makes a happy client.. “It’s not that they are just working for the company, they are working toward a goal of quality care for the client.”
Selecting my employee, I also makes it a point to select only those whom I feel are highly qualified’ for my staff and caregivers. “All of our Caregivers are selected from a quality pool of skilled and credentialed applicants “I do national background checks. The state requires certain level of testing, but I took it a step further to ensure we are selecting the very best possible caregivers, that way our client can have the peace of mind when confronted by a total stranger to the home. As far as drug tests go, we do 10-panel testing. I make sure that we are doing more than the bare minimum that some of these other companies are choosing to abide by.”
It’s natural to want only the best for your loved ones. So when it’s time to select an In-home care provider- how do you know which is best, especially when there are so many to choose from? Well, as with any service you contract, the best approach is to take your time so you can thoroughly research your options. A Caring Home Care Services takes the time out to discuss services up front and thoroughly with you, as to make sure we cater to your needs in a way that could almost be compared to a “one –stop shop.”
A Caring Home Care Services helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. It covers a wide range of services and can often delay the need for long-term care.
A Caring Home Care Services helps to provide all customers with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. Other services may include assistance with cooking, cleaning, other housekeeping jobs, and monitoring one’s daily regimen of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
“But that doesn’t even begin to measure the scope of services that we offer. We take pride in the fact that we are more than just a non-medical services provider…We are so much more,. A Caring Home Care Services offers a wide range of valuable services to cover the needs of your clients. These needs-based services will include 24-hour monitoring, home visits, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, bathing, performing errands, incidental transportation and more. All of your services will be delivered with the same high level of consideration and compassion that theA Caring Home Care Services brand is known for.
At this point, it is important to understand the difference between home health care and home care services. Although they sound the same (and home health care may include some home care services), home health care is more medically oriented. While home care typically includes chore and housecleaning services, home health care usually involves helping seniors recover from an illness or injury. That is why the people who provide our home care are often Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, or home health aides. Some of the services our CNAs provide are:
- Noticing the overall progress of the patients
- Taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, and pulse rate
- Bathing and Dressing the patients
- Providing them food rich in nutrients and liquid diet
- Maintaining cleanliness in the surrounding areas
- Preventing bed sores
- Providing them mental and emotional support, especially to elderly patients or those who are suffering from mental situation/condition.
Everyone has the right to live as fully as possible and some seniors may even enjoy participating in senior dating and only need home care for assistance with a few tasks, while others may need home care services for complete care.
“…And that’s where we come in again, When purchasing home health care directly from an individual provider (instead of through an agency), it is even more important to screen the person thoroughly. We ask the questions for you to make this process easier. We take the time to let YOU, the Client, interview us, the home caregiver, to give the client the opportunity to make sure that we are qualified for the job. You should request references. Also, prepare for the interview by making a list if any special needs the senior might have. For example, you would want to note whether the elderly patient needs help getting into or out of a wheelchair. Clearly, if this is the case, the home caregiver must be able to provide that assistance. The screening process will go easier if you have a better idea of what you are looking for first.
Another thing A Caring Home Care Services does is that we always look ahead, anticipate changing needs, and have a backup plan for special situations. Since, every employee occasionally needs time off (or a vacation), it is unrealistic to assume that one home health care worker will always be around to provide care. Seniors or family members who hire home health workers directly may take solace in knowing that there is always a second part-time or on-call person who can be available when the primary caregiver cannot be.” Our customers don’t ever have to feel that there will be a substandard level of care provided by A Caring Home Care Services. There are many contingency plans set up with the clients’ best interest in mind.”
Some home care offers a combination of services provided by a team that includes a mix of social workers, dietitians, home health agency staff, visiting nurses, therapy specialists, home care aids, chore workers, clergy and others. The team carries out a detailed care plan tailored to meet your specific needs. In any event, whether you arrange for home health care through an agency or hire an independent home health care aide on an individual basis, it helps to spend some time preparing for the person who will be doing the work. Ideally, you could spend a day with him or her, before the job formally begins, to discuss what will be involved in the daily routine. A Caring Home Care Services does just that to make sure that all of your needs, as well as your wants, are satisfied before any services are provided.
The “One-Stop-Shop” model as A Caring Home Care has applied it is truly envisioning the future of how home care services are packaged and delivered for their customers’ convenience. “If you look at the Big Box Store models like Wal-Mart and K-Mart, you see how consumers can flock to these stores and get anything from dog food to patio furniture to fresh fruit, It raises a level of convenience for the average client, while at the same time, cutting down on travelling costs and the time of having to track down this at one store and that at another. This is truly the greatest benefit of A Caring Home Care; from the lawn care services, to the meal preparations provided, we are essentially eliminating the need for the average consumer of home care services to ‘part-out’ individual tasks. We make “One-Stop-Shopping” the best and most attractive feature about the services we provide. By cutting the costs of our average consumer and subsequently cultivating the services our clients find lacking in other home care providers, we are able to show them the money they are directly saving by choosing A Caring Home Care as their one true services provider.”
And that is our goal, to ensure that you don’t have to go here and there for answers tothe questions you are unsure about. In consolidating the process of narrowing down what you want, and subsequently showing you that WE also provide that and more, A Caring Home Care Services is, for all practical purposes, a one-stop-shop for your home care needs.”
All for one, indeed.