How Families in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties Can Get Started with In-Home Care from Visiting Angels Central Coast

Ready to get started with our home care services? Learn how Visiting Angels Central Coast helps make the process easy and stress-free for families in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Marina and surrounding areas in California

As you explore your options for senior care in California’s Central Coast region, you probably have a lot of questions. Issues such as costs, scheduling, services and caregiver qualifications might be on your mind, especially if this is your first time arranging care for an elderly loved one.

At Visiting Angels Central Coast, we help families get started with a FREE in-home consultation. You’ll get expert guidance from our care coordinators to help you navigate the decision-making process.

What Gets Discussed During the Consultation?

Our compassionate care coordinators at Visiting Angels Central Coast are skilled at putting seniors and families at ease, especially when discussing sensitive issues.

Topics we cover can include:

  • Physical needs such as personal hygiene, dressing, meal preparation and mobility
  • Emotional needs such as socializing and companionship
  • Schedules and routines involving sleep, meals and medication
  • Housekeeping tasks such as meal preparation, grocery shopping and laundry
  • How to collaborate with our home care agency regarding scheduling, entering the home and documentation

Our in-home consultations also include complimentary home safety and fall-risk assessments; we’ll examine your loved one’s specific safety needs.

In addition, our care coordinators will answer your questions about caregiver qualifications, safety, oversight, emergency procedures and other concerns.

What Happens After the Consultation?

Our care coordinators will use information from your consultation to develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs. The plan will include a schedule and a description of specific activities and tasks that require caregiver assistance. Your care coordinator will then match your loved one with a compatible senior caregiver.

When Does Care Begin?

If you would like to proceed with our home care services, we will create a schedule, finalize the care plan, schedule a nurse visit and coordinate a meeting with your senior caregiver. Caregivers can typically begin within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, services can start the same day.

What If I Live Outside the Central Coast Region?

At Visiting Angels Central Coast, we understand many families and senior loved ones live far apart from each other. Rest assured that we have the resources needed to keep you in the loop regarding your loved one’s care. When our care coordinators come to your loved one’s home for the consultation, we can give you the option to call into the meeting or join via videoconferencing.

Once we begin providing care, our senior caregivers will keep you informed about your loved one’s well-being. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing your loved one is in good hands.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to get started with Visiting Angels Central Coast, contact our Scotts Valley or Marina office to set up a FREE consultation.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.