Understanding the Importance of Home Care

Home Care Associates is a trusted name for elderly home care services. Our team of dedicated professionals provide the best companionship, homemaker, and personal care services for seniors and cater to our clients within the comfort of their own home. All care is specific to each client and there is no “one size fits all” approach to planning one’s care.

In honor of November being National Home Care & Hospice Month, we want to recognize each caregiver professional within the community who make an impact on the patients and families they serve. This includes nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers. The month of November celebrates these outstanding qualities and so much more. We want to thank you all for your time, compassion and attention to detail that improves the quality of life for every patient under your care!

What is the Difference Between Home Care and Hospice?

Home care allows professional support to live safely within the patient’s home, so they are there at a moment’s notice, whereas hospice care professionals are on call every 24 hours and can take place in the patient’s own home, a nearby nursing home, or in a hospice care facility. Companionship services, home helper services, and personal care services are provided with Home Care Associates. Home care is mainly focused on mending the patient through restorative and rehabilitation treatments, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and infusion therapy. Hospice focuses on improving the quality of life for elderly patients that are facing a debilitating illness.

How Can One Detect if Home Care is Safe For an Elderly Family Member?

The idea of home care for a loved one is often a daunting topic to most family members and friends. Home care professionals provide a nurturing support system, and they ensure your elder is in safe hands. All applicants are drug screened, background checked, and are subjected to three reference checks. Caregivers range in age, experience, sex and race. All caregivers are thoroughly questioned during interviewing, and our Care Manager focuses heavily on learning the personalities of each caregiver and clients to ensure the best possible match. This will allow your loved ones to live their remaining years with dignity and reverence.

Make it a Priority to Be Worry Free: Choose Home Care Associates

By placing a loved one in home care, families can concentrate on spending time with the patient and not feel a sense of obligation or stress when it comes to care taking. This does not mean they are a burden to your daily life, rather it is a doing the loved one a favor so they can receive the proper attention necessary from a professional. The other positive of placing a loved in homecare 

is the stress of finances is significantly reduced since it costs less than hospitals or nursing homes. Home Care Associates accepts long-term care insurance, worker’s compensation, VA Aid and attendance benefits, and private pay. We assist you in establishing insurance claims, as well as applying for VA benefits. Services may be provided at no out of pocket expense to you.

About Home Care Associates

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Home Care Associates founders have more than 20 years’ combined experience, therefore, we vow to treat patients with respect and dignity. Home Care Associates provides a full array of services and resources for its clients and allows them to remain independent in their homes. An extensive amount of time is spent building a personalized care plan by our professional staff.  For inquiries about our services or for a free in-home assessment, contact us today.