Frequently Asked Questions About Home Care Services in Grand Junction, CO and Surrounding Areas
Learn more about our home care services for seniors in Grand Junction, CO
What is home care and how does it differ from home healthcare?
While home care encompasses both medical and non-medical home care, the terminology has slightly changed in the industry in recent years. Today, when speaking of home care, most people refer to non-medical care. On the other hand, home healthcare is used to denote medical care provided by nurses and other medical professionals.
What services does Comfort Keepers provide?
Comfort Keepers provides a wide spectrum of home care services, including companion care (meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, running errands, medication reminders, transportation…) and personal care (bathing, grooming, toileting, incontinence care, mobility assistance, feeding/special diet…). We also offer specialized types of care like dementia and Alzheimer’s care, end of life care, and transitional care (hospital-to-home care), as well as senior safety products. Our services vary by office and state.
How do you select Comfort Keepers?
When a person applies for a position at Comfort Keepers, we thoroughly screen them. We perform detailed background and reference checks and conduct a series of interviews. If they are hired, they undergo rigorous training to be able to provide home care services at the highest level. All Comfort Keepers caregivers are bonded, insured, and covered by Workers’ Compensation insurance.
How much does in-home care cost?
Since each office is independently owned and operated, for the exact cost of care, please contact your nearest office.
Are services available 24 hours, 7 days a week?
Yes, our services are available non-stop.
Can you provide services on short notice?
Yes. We provide our home care services on an as-needed basis, understanding that each client is different and has different requirements and requests.
Do you provide services to those in nursing homes or assisted living communities?
Yes. We help seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who wish to complement the care provided in those facilities.
Is there a written plan of care for each client? Do these plans get modified and if so, how often?
Yes. We build unique, personalized care plans for each client. We review the care plans at least once every six months, but you may ask for additional reviews, depending on your loved one’s situation.
Will I have the same Comfort Keeper all the time? How will I meet my Comfort Keeper?
During your in-home assessment, we will build a care plan for your loved one including all home care services they require. Based on that plan, we will choose the most compatible caregiver for your family and arrange for an introduction. When introducing the caregiver, your family, the caregiver, and our Care Coordinator will once again review the care plan to make sure everyone understands what services are to be provided.
What if my Comfort Keeper is sick or on vacation?
If your loved one’s caregiver is away, our Client Care Coordinator will arrange for a replacement, introduce the substitute caregiver, and review the plan of care with the interim caregiver.
What are ADLs and IADLs?
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are basic tasks needed for daily functioning like bathing, eating, mobility, and toileting. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), on the other hand, are non-essential tasks that elevate quality of life such as housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, transportation, and others.