Visiting Angels of Joplin, MO Answers Frequently Asked Elder Care Questions

Visiting Angels of Joplin, MO answers families most pressing questions about elder care.

Visiting Angels of Joplin's Most Pressing Elder Care Questions

Q. What kind of services do you provide?

A: Elder care and personal care services are designed to take over or assist in the activities that aging parents need to be able to stay at home safely and with dignity. These may include fall prevention, medication, and fluids reminders, light housekeeping, grooming or bathing assistance, and running errands.

Q: What does the term "aging in place" mean?

A: This refers to the ability of any person to grow old in their own home or that of their family. It is the opposite of institutional residential elder care like a nursing home. Sometimes it may mean the ability, with extra help, to stay in an assisted living facility as well.

Q: Do you provide services in assisted living facilities?

A: Yes. People sometimes discover that the assistance provided in an assisted living facility is not enough to enable them to remain independent. In these cases, our office provides a person to make this possible. In some states you are allowed to hire private help in an assisted living facility – or nursing home for that matter.

Q: How does the cost of Visiting Angels of Joplin compare with assisted living or nursing home care?

A: The average service at Visiting Angels of Joplin runs about 1/3 the cost of an Assisted Living Facility and less than ¼ of what the skilled facility would cost. Naturally, you have to take into consideration the level of services required for that individual at any facility. Costs vary according to your needs.

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

A: Generally services can be provided within a 48-hour period and often the same day.

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

A: Changes are easily accomplished with as little as a weeks notice. Our philosophy is to make the schedule work for the family, not the agency. You come first. Your needs, your requests, your schedule. We will do everything possible to make sure the schedule you want is the schedule you get.

Q: How do I start home care services with Visiting Angels of Joplin?

A: Call Visiting Angels of Joplin at 417-781-1000 and speak with Tia or Amy. We can set up an appointment to come to your home and conduct a free, no-obligation assessment. We will then, at your direction, identify elder caregivers who have the skills, personality, and availability to assist you. You then will be able to meet the caregiver and if you approve, they will begin working for you.

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