Elder Care At Home Support For The Seniors Of Boise, ID
An overview of the flexible types of elder care at home available to families in Southern Idaho
Not all elder care at home is equal. There are different approaches, types of care, and prices to consider. Comfort Keepers provides high-quality solutions for older adults and their families of Boise, ID. This page looks at the various types of home care and caregiving providers.
Home care providers fall into these three categories:
- Employment-based agencies
- Independent caregivers
Let's look at each of these in turn.
Employment-based agencies: When you hire a caregiver from an employment-based agency they employ the caregiver. The benefit of this is that you can work with your caregiver and leave the agency to take care of all the "behind-the-scenes" admin.
Independent caregivers: This route cuts out the need for any intermediary. It makes a lot of sense for all kinds of reasons on paper, especially the financial side of elder care at home. But it also means the care recipient or their family becomes the direct employer of the carer and everything associated with that.
Registries: There are companies that only build and maintain databases of qualified caregivers. They are not usually the employers of those listed in their database. A good registrar vets those who apply for a place in their database to ensure only high-quality caregivers get onto their lists.
Before you look for a caregiver you need to know what kind of at-home help you need or at least have some idea. Comfort Keepers of Boise, ID, provide many areas of affordable at-home care.
Different Support Options
Our non-medical elder care at home fall into the following categories:
- General care: Cleaning, errands, pet care, meal preparation, and so on
- Personal care: Mobility assistance, bathing/grooming, toileting, transferring & positioning, etc.
- MISC. care: Chauffeuring services, companionship care
- Specialized services: Around-the-clock care, dementia care, respite care
There's a lot to think about and Comfort Keepers can help to make sense of it all.
Feel free to contact us via message. You can also call us directly and schedule a free consultation in-home care local support for you or a loved one. Our friendly care coordinators are always here to help whether you need assistance now or would like to explore future options.
You can reach us during usual working hours at (208) 357-4595.