Frequently Asked Questions About Comfort Keepers Home Care Services in Hollywood, FL
Learn more about our home care services and how they can help your loved one in Hollywood, Miami, and the surrounding areas of Florida
What is in-home care and how does it differ from home healthcare?
Although the term in-home care can be used to describe both medical and non-medical services provided in the home of the client, in recent years, it typically refers to non-medical types of care such as companion/homemaking and personal care. On the other hand, home healthcare is a specialized type of care provided by skilled, certified nurses.
What kind of services does Comfort Keepers provide?
At Comfort Keepers, we provide a wide array of assistive home care services such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping and errands, transportation, companionship, personal care, respite care, and more. We also provide specialized services such as dementia care, end of life care, and transitioning care, as well as a selection of senior safety products.
How are Comfort Keepers selected?
Prior to becoming a Comfort Keeper, each caregiver had to undergo rigorous screening and receive extensive training. We also run thorough background, criminal, and reference checks before hiring. For your peace of mind, each team member is treated as an employee and is fully bonded and insured.
How much does professional home care cost?
The final cost is always determined by the type of care and the number of scheduled visits you require. As each Comfort Keepers office is independently owned and operated, we encourage you to contact your nearest office for a list of available home care services and rates for your area.
Are your services available 24 hours, 7 days a week?
Of course. Our customized home care services can be provided for as little as a few hours per week up to 24/7 care - and anything in between.
Do you provide services to those in nursing homes or assisted living facilities?
Yes, we do. When residents of senior living communities require additional support, Comfort Keepers develops a suitable care plan that helps further improve their independence and quality of life.
Is there a written plan of care for each client? Is it modified and if so, how often?
All Comfort Keepers locations develop customized and confidential care plans, completely tailored to meet the specific needs and wishes of each client. To ensure senior clients receive adequate levels of support, care plans are reviewed at least twice a year.
What if my Comfort Keeper is sick or on vacation?
When your assigned caregiver is unavailable for any reason, your client care coordinator will notify you in advance and arrange a substitute care provider.
What are ADLs and IADLs?
ADLs is short for Activities of Daily Living, an acronym that includes basic tasks essential for daily functioning such as hygiene, eating, mobility, and toileting. On the other hand, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) typically encompass those activities that are less basic. This might include shopping, paying bills, laundering, cleaning, transportation to appointments, and more.
At Comfort Keepers, we provide an array of non-medical home care services to help senior clients boost their quality of life and remain independent for longer. Contact Comfort Keepers of Hollywood, FL today at (954) 289-1938 to learn more about our home care services.