Frequently Asked Questions About Home Care Services For Seniors In Reno, NV
Learn more about the home care services available in Reno, NV and surrounding areas
What are home care services for seniors and how do they differ from home healthcare?
Technically speaking, home care services for seniors encompasses all activities related to providing care for older adults in a home setting. However, in recent years, the term home care has been reserved for non-medical care for older adults only, whereas home healthcare refers to medical services provided in the senior’s home, typically by registered nurses or physicians.
What services does Comfort Keepers® provide for older adults in Reno, NV?
The home care services for seniors Comfort Keepers provides in Reno, NV are the same as those we provide across the country. We provide both personal care and companionship care services alongside specialized care for individuals suffering from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Our companionship care services include activities like meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping/errands, incidental transportation, medication reminders, grooming, and respite care. Our personal care plans include services such as bathing, grooming, and hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence and feeding/special diet assistance.
How are Comfort Keepers®’ caregivers selected?
At Comfort Keepers, we know that the quality of our care depends on the caregivers we select. That is why we take our time with it and have developed a systematic approach to selecting only the most qualified and compassionate caregivers. All of our caregivers undergo a rigorous interviewing process. After they pass, they undergo national and local background checks and we contact their personal and professional references. We know you want only the best caregivers looking after your loved one.
How much do home care services for seniors cost?
The cost of services varies according to the needs of each individual clients. It is difficult to give one definitive answer. It all depends on your loved one’s needs and preferences.
Are services available around the clock?
Are home care services for seniors available to older adults living in nursing homes or assisted living communities?
Absolutely. Many older adults we care for that live in nursing homes or assisted living services to hire us for companion care, however, we are available for any services your loved one may need in addition to the assistance they receive in facilities where they already live.
What are ADLs and IADLs?
ADLs are activities of daily living and include activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, mobility and toileting. IADLS are instrumental activities of daily living and encompass activities that are not necessarily essential to getting through the day. This includes activities like grocery shopping, paying bills, cleaning, doing the laundry and meal preparation.