Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Care Services in Federal Way, WA
Professional answers to the most common questions concerning senior care services
What is the difference between care and home healthcare?
Until recently, care services, aka home care, encompassed all care given to older adults in their own homes. However, there arose a need to distinguish home care from home healthcare, as the two are actually quite different, it is not just a question of terminology. Home care refers to non-medical services provided to seniors in their own home to help them stay healthy and independent for a long time. Home healthcare, on the other hand, is medical care provided by professionals such as registered nurses.
Which care services does Comfort Keepers® provide in Federal Way, WA?
In Federal Way, WA, the services we provide are the same as those we provide to older adults across the country that have distinguished us as one of the leading senior care services in the United States and abroad. We provide personal care and companionship care to seniors that are no longer able to care for themselves on their own. If you are not familiar with personal care, it entails providing assistance to seniors that need help bathing and grooming, and with their hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence. Companionship care services include activities such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping/errands, incidental transportation, medication reminders, grooming, live-in service and respite care. However, we also have trained caregivers specialized in caring for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
How does Comfort Keepers® choose its caregivers?
We know that the way we go about selecting each caregiver is of tremendous importance for the seniors under our wings. That is why we hire only the most compassionate and professional caregivers around. Caregivers looking to become Comfort Keepers have to undergo a rigorous interviewing process, alongside national and local criminal background checks, DMV checks, and personal and professional reference checks. Only after we have taken all these steps to make sure we are choosing the right caregiver do we make out decision. We care about our employees which is why each and every one of our caregivers are insured and bonded.
How much do care services cost?
The cost of care provided to each senior depends on a wide variety of factors. To get a better idea of what our care services cost, it is best to give our Federal Way, WA office a call at (253) 200-0038!