Frequently Asked Questions about At-Home Senior Care in Frankenmuth, MI and Surrounding Areas

Visiting Angels can help you decide on the right kind of home care for your senior loved one by answering questions you may have about at-home senior care services in Frankenmuth, Bay City, Saginaw and surrounding areas in Michigan

Q. What kind of services do you provide in the Great Lakes Bay area?

A: At Visiting Angels Frankenmuth, we provide essential personal care and companion care services designed to help seniors in Frankenmuth, Bay City, Midland, Saginaw and surrounding communities continue living safely and independently at home. Our at-home senior care services most often include light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, assistance with personal hygiene, running errands and fall prevention.

Q: What does "aging in place" mean?

A: The term aging in place is often used in the health care industry to describe the ability of any person to grow old in their own home or the home of a family member. Aging in place is the opposite of institutional residential care. However, in some cases, aging in place may also refer to the ability to receive additional help while staying in an assisted living facility.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?

A: Visiting Angels Frankenmuth is a private pay home care agency, meaning our clients either pay out of pocket or offset some of the costs of at-home senior care using an insurance policy. We do accept long-term care insurance, VA benefits and many other ways to make our services more affordable.

Q: Do you provide services in assisted living facilities?

A: Yes. When assistance received in an assisted living facility is not enough to enable a senior to remain independent, Visiting Angels Frankenmuth can provide a qualified caregiver to make this possible. In Michigan, the beneficiaries of assisted living facilities or nursing homes are allowed to hire additional, private help.

Q: How quickly can home care services be provided/started?

A: Generally, there is a time frame of 48 hours to get fully started with at-home senior care services, but in the majority of cases, they can be provided the same day.

Q: Can I change the schedule if I have appointments to keep?

A: Of course you can. With Visiting Angels Frankenmuth, you come first. We make the schedule work for the family, not the other way around. Just make sure to give us at least one week notice in the event of a schedule change.

Q: How do I start at-home senior care services with Visiting Angels Frankenmuth?

A: If you are interested in our in-home care services, call Visiting Angels office in Frankenmuth, MI, and speak with one of our care directors. The next step is to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where our team member will visit your home to discuss your loved one’s care needs. From the information gathered during the home assessment, we will propose a suitable caregiver based on your loved one’s requirements and personality. Our caregivers start working for you only after you and your loved one meet them and approve the match.

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