How to Get Started with In-Home Elder Care in Hot Springs, AR and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels Explains How to Begin Elder Care in Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Benton, and Nearby Areas
As you explore elder care options for your loved one, you probably have a lot of questions. How much does it cost? What services are available? What caregiver qualifications should I look for? Is in-home senior care the best choice? It can be overwhelming. At Visiting Angels of Hot Springs, we start with a free consultation. You will get expert guidance to help you navigate the decision-making process. It is the first step to getting the compassionate care you need.
How Should I Prepare for the Consultation?
Before your consultation, let your loved one know that you are considering hiring a home care professional. The decision to hire professional one-on-one care can be a sensitive, emotionally charged issue and may be met with objections. If your loved one resists the idea, listen to their opinions and concerns, but emphasize that their health and well-being are your top priorities.
A Visiting Angels of Hot Springs one-on-one care coordinator will come to your home, explain our living assistance services, and answer your questions. They will get to know you and your loved one and learn about your specific needs. Before the meeting, collect your thoughts and be ready to share your ideas. It is a good idea to review your finances and bring a list of questions to cover during the consultation. Your care coordinator may ask:
- What tasks are most difficult?
- What time of day does he or she typically need assistance?
- Is there a chronic illness that requires specific services?
- Have you budgeted for in-home elder care?
We Will Discuss Services
Our compassionate one-on-one care coordinators at Visiting Angels of Hot Springs are skilled at putting seniors and family caregivers at ease, especially when discussing sensitive elderly care issues. Topics to cover might 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 work with Visiting Angels of Hot Springs regarding scheduling, entering the home, and documentation
Our in-home consultations include complimentary home safety and fall-risk assessments. Your Visiting Angels of Hot Springs care coordinator will answer your questions about caregiver qualifications, safety, oversight, emergency procedures, and other concerns.
What Happens After the Consultation?
Your care coordinator will use information from your consultation to develop a comprehensive elder care plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs. The plan will include a schedule and a description of specific tasks that require assistance. Your care coordinator will then match your loved one with a compatible caregiver.
When Can Care Begin?
If you would like to proceed with services, we would create a schedule, finalize the care plan, schedule a nurse visit, and coordinate a meeting with your caregiver. Caregivers can typically begin within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, services can start the same day.
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Serving Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Benton, and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS320 Ouachita Ave #312
Hot Springs, AR 71901