Caregivers Northridge CA
1-877-264-0896 ( Toll Free Northridge Line)
As we age there may come the time in ones life where fall risks and doing activities of daily living may become difficult for one to do. Certain diseases creep up on us as old age now becomes a reality. Problems like Dementia, Cancer, Heart Failure are just some of the many problems seniors face. This can be a difficult time for families and seniors when they must seek outside assistance for their caregiver needs. Here at Your Direct Health Care we comprehend that seniors in Northridge are needing help. Direct Health care has set up a caregiver system which is dedicated to providing high quality home care services.
What We Look For In Our Caregivers
- 3 years experience
- Clean Background Check
- Interview with care team manager
- DMV check
- Personality Assessment
- Tuberculosis Exam
- National Background Check
- Phone Screen Interview
- Auto Insurance
- CPR certification
What Is Home Health Care ?
Home health care is medical care that is given by registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist or other licensed medical professionals, and normally occurs after a hospital diagnosis. In addition home health is paid for through insurance. Should you have any more questions regarding home health care please call us at 1-877-264-0896
What Insurance Pays For Home Caregivers?
Long term care policies such as Transamerica, Metlife, Mutual Of Omaha. Medicare does not pay for long term care it pays for home health this includes care such as physical therapy and nurse visits.
Cost For Caregiver Services
Perhaps one of the most often questions we are asked is what is the cost. The cost for caregivers services depends on what the level or care is for the client. When you have needs for care for someone who has dementia and they need basic around the home chores this level of cost would be far different that someone who needs full care who is bed bound and wears adult diapers. You sign up and the hourly rate is $ 20 dollars per hour and you need care for 12 hours per day. So the rate is $ 20 dollar but by CA law anything over 8 hours becomes overtime of 1.5x the normal rate. So if you are getting 12 hours per day at 5 days per week your cost would break down as follows.
8 hours (x) $ 20.00 dollars = $ 160 dollars
4 Hours at overtime makes the rate $ 20 dollars (x) 1.5x = $ 30 ( x) 4 hrs = $ 120 dollars
12 Hour shift cost is 8 hours at $ 160 dollars and 4 hours at $ 120 dollars making total $ 280 dollars
Now in order to save money you may be better off getting a 24 hour live in caregiver. Live in rates are much less expensive when you hire a live in caregiver at $ 265 dollars per day that is a difference of $ 265 dollars per 24 hour Live vs $ 560 dollars if you are paying $ 20 dollars per hour for two 12 hour shifts. The price difference is $ 295 dollars per day. Or $ 1,475.00 dollars per week, which makes your savings $ 5,900 dollars per month or $ 70,800.00 dollars per year.
If a live in caregiver is not an option for you then you can consider hiring two caregivers for 6 hours each to make your 12 hour shift or one 8 hour caregiver and another part time caregiver at 4 hours.
6 hours (x) $ 20 dollars = $ 120 dollars ( Caregiver # 1) AND – 6 hours (x) $ 20 dollars = $ 120 dollars ( Caregiver # 2). This would make your cost of a 12 hour shift just $ 240 dollars per day. At $ 240 dollars per day that i still a difference of $ 40 dollars less per day then if you hire one person for 12 hours. So if you are doing 5 days per week at $ 40 dollars less per day you save $ 200 per week or $ 800 per month which comes to $ 9,600 dollars less per year.
Please not that all major US holidays are overtime. Holidays as Dec 25th, New Years, etc. For a full list of what holidays require overtime call us at 1-877-264-0896
24 Hour Live In Care vs Hourly Caregivers
When you do live in care we have caregivers who can work for a flat live in rate. This benefits customers who are needing full around the clock care. Our caregivers will stay with the client for 24 hours a day and spend the night. For example lets say you need full 24 hour for your parents for 7 days per week. What we would do is let you meet a few caregivers and every 3 to 4 days we would switch the caregivers off. This prevents caregiver burnout and allows you to see what caregivers are doing best for your family member. When you have on call caregivers you get enrolled into a care package that allows you to call us when needed a we provide care as needed. For live in caregivers we do a flate rate. Let us say you hire an hourly caregiver at $ 20.00 dollars per hour and you do 2 shifts at 12 hours each you are now looking at a total cost of 8 hours(x) $ 20 = $160 dollars and 4 Hours (x) [ $20x(1.5 Overtime) = $ 120 ] so the cost for a 12 hour shift hourly runes you $ 280.00 per 12 hours now if you are doing 2 shifts that runs you $ 560 dollars for 24 hours. If you are doing that 5 days per week that is a cost of $ 2,800.00 dollars per week or $ 11,200.00 dollars per month or $134,400 dollars per year. If you do a 24 hour live in care rate we can provide you the care you need for just $ 315 dollars per 24 hours. That runs you $ 1,575.00 dollars per week or $ 6,300 per month which is $ 75,000.00 dollars per year. That is a difference of $ 134,400.00 dollars hourly vs $ 75,000.00 dollars for Live In Care. So with a live in case you literally save $ 59,400.00 dollars per year. For more information about how our live in care works callus at 1-877-264-0896 and speak to one of our care managers.
Do We Sign Contracts ?
Yes but they are custom to what you need and we have no start up costs or cancellation fees.
Can We Choose Caregivers ?
Yes we have meetings with caregivers prior to starting this way we can let you as a client pick from the caregivers.
What If We Do Not Like The Caregivers ?
If you do not like the caregiver let us know as we can always get another caregiver for you.
Who Pays The Caregivers ?
We as the agency Pay we assume liability.
Do You Have Insurance ?
Yes we have all necessary insurance for the caregivers.
- Workers Compensation
- General Liability
- Professional Liability
- Federal Taxes
Some of the Services Provided By Home Health Care
- Hospice Care
- Palliative Care
- Nurse Visits To Monitor Health
- Wound care By Nurses
- Physical Therapy
Home Health Nurses will come to a senior who need assistance with activities of daily living. In order to get home health care services a senior must get a doctors order which we as a home care agency can assist with and then have a nurse assessment.
Problems that Require Home Health Services
- After an recent hospitalization or release from a nursing center to help senior get back to being independent.
- If an elder has a new change to medication in order to keep track of adverse reactions due to medicine
- Sometimes elders are weak and need assistance with physical therapy ( A therapist can work in conjunction with caregivers to ensure proper therapy is being implemented)
What is Senior Home Care ?
Home Care in Northridge is considered non medical care services that assist more with tasks that are not medical in nature. Such tasks like cooking and cleaning and driving are all on the list for services that senior can get through private home care. In addition with senior home care services client pay privately so there are no issues with insurance. If you have ling term care insurance this is a different matter and if you need with such call us at 1-877-264-0896
WHEN TO USE HOME CARE
You might consider hiring a home care aide for older adults who:
- Need assistance with activities of daily living ranging from grooming to meal preparation
- Do not drive and require transportation
- Live alone, may be at risk for social isolation and need companionship
HOW TO PAY FOR HOME CARE
- Private pay
- Long-term care insurance
- Medicaid for qualified low-income seniors
HOME CARE SERVICES
Services provided by home care aides may include:
- Meal preparation
- House cleaning
- Helping dressing, bathing and grooming
- Reminders to take medicine
- Help with bill paying
Caregivers Northridge CA
Shower and Bathing Assistance
Ambulation (walking) Assistance
Bathroom and Incontinent Assistance
Positioning and Transferring with wheelchairs.