Questions About Elderly Care? Visiting Angels of Tucker, GA Can Help!

Frequently Asked Elderly Care Questions Answered by the Visiting Angels Care Coordinators in Tucker 

Q. What kind of services do you provide?

A: Visiting Angels provides a wide range of elderly care programs that revolve around personal and companion care services. Our home care services ensure your beloved elder can remain independent at home, as they are designed to aid with everyday activities some seniors may find difficult. Offering a safe, dignified means to stay at home, our elderly care programs include bathing or grooming assistance, fall prevention, medication and fluids reminders, light housekeeping, and running errands.

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

A: Referring to the ability to remain at home despite age and health limitations with the help of skilled, experienced caregiving assistance. The term aging in place is the opposite of institutional residential care, such as a nursing home. At times, it can also mean having a care provider give on-site support in an assisted living facility.

Q: Do you provide services in assisted living facilities?

A:  Yes, we do, as there are times where people discover their loved ones are not getting the help they need in an assisted living facility – at least, not enough to enable a senior to remain independent. In these cases, depending on the state, we offer additional elderly care support with a qualified Visiting Angels caregiver.

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

A:  Normally, we can provide services within 48 hours. However, there are times where we can send assistance the same day.

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

A:  While it is certainly possible to change the care schedule for your loved one to adapt to your appointments, we do ask for a one-week notice. At Visiting Angles, we have a philosophy: make the schedule suit the family, not the agency. Your loved one always comes first, but schedule changes become complicated when it is a last-minute request. Nonetheless, we strive to do everything in our power to make sure the schedule you want is the schedule you get.

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

A: You can find our office with our online office locator or by calling us at 800-365-4189. Once you contact us, we will book a free in-home assessment. Should you decide to go ahead with services, we will narrow down the ideal care giving candidates for your senior, based on skills, personality and availability. Before services begin, you will be able to meet your aide to ensure you’re satisfied with the selection.

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