How Do I Get Started with Elderly Care from Visiting Angels McKinney?

If you’re looking for professional elderly care options in McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas in Collin County, TX, here’s how our team can help you get started

As you explore your options for in-home care in Collin County, TX, you probably have a lot of questions about costs, scheduling, services and caregiver qualifications. The process of finding the right solution can be overwhelming, especially if this is the first time you’ve had to research your choices. Is in-home elderly care the best choice for your loved one?

At Visiting Angels McKinney, we help families get the answers they need with a FREE consultation. You’ll get expert guidance to help you navigate the decision-making process. We want to make sure you have the information you need to determine if in-home senior care is the right solution for your loved one.

How Should I Prepare for the Consultation?

Before the meeting, collect your thoughts and be ready to share your ideas. What time of day does your loved one typically need assistance? What tasks are the most challenging? Is there a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease that requires specific services?

Also, it’s a good idea to review your financial situation in advance. How much money is in your budget for in-home care? Bring a list of questions and concerns to cover during the consultation.

Our care coordinator will come to your home, explain our home care services and answer your questions. They will get to know you and your loved one to understand your specific needs.

Our compassionate care coordinators at Visiting Angels McKinney are skilled at putting seniors and families in Collin County at ease, especially when discussing sensitive elderly care issues.

Topics we might cover during the consultation include:

  • Physical needs such as personal hygiene, dressing, meal preparation and mobility issues
  • 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 to examine your loved one’s specific safety needs. We will answer your questions about caregiver qualifications, safety, oversight, emergency procedures and other concerns.

What Happens After the Consultation?

Our care coordinator 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 caregiver.

When Can We Begin Receiving Elderly Care Services?

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. Our caregivers can typically begin within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, services can start the same day.

If you're interested in learning more about our elderly care services, contact our McKinney, TX office to set up a FREE consultation.

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