Pasadena Caregivers

Pasadena caregivers By YOur Direct Health Care

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Cost For Pasadena Caregivers 

Perhaps one of the most often questions we are asked is what is the cost for senior home caregiver services. The cost for caregivers in Pasadena depends on what the level of care is for the client. Let us say you have needs to care for someone who has dementia and they need basic around the home chores, this level of care would be far different that someone who needs full care who is bed bound and wears adult diapers. If we pretend you sign up and the hourly rate is $ 25 dollars per hour and you need care for 12 hours per day. So the rate is $ 25 dollars but by CA law anything over 8 hours becomes overtime or 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) $ 25.00 dollars = $ 200 dollars

4 Hours at overtime makes the rate $ 25 dollars (x) 1.5x =  $ 37.5 ( x) 4 hrs = $ 150 dollars

12 Hour shift cost is 8 hours at $ 200 dollars and 4 hours at $ 150 dollars making total $ 350 dollars per 12 hours. 

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 $ 300 dollars per day that is a difference of $ 300 dollars per 24 hour Live In  vs $ 700 dollars if you are paying $ 25 dollars per hour for two 12 hour shifts. The price difference is $ 400 dollars per day.  Or $ 2,000.00 dollars per week, which makes your savings $8,000.00 dollars per month or $ 96,000.00 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) $ 25 dollars = $ 150 dollars ( Caregiver # 1) AND – 6 hours (x) $ 25 dollars = $ 150 dollars ( Caregiver # 2). This would make your cost of a 12-hour shift just $ 300 dollars per day. If you had one person do a 12 hour shift this would be 8 hours (x) $ 25 = $ 200.00 and 4 hours over time would be $ 25.00 dollars (x) 1.5 (Overtime) = $ 37.5 (x) 4 = $ 150.00 dollars. So a 12 hour shift one person costs $ 50 dollars more than two people at six hours.

Please not that all major US holidays are overtime. Holidays as Dec 25th, New Years, etc. If you would like a full list of what holidays require overtime call us at 1-877-264-0896

24 Hour Live In Care vs Hourly Pasadena caregivers by your direct health care

When you sign up with Your Direct Health Care it is possible to either get hourly care or 24 hour live in care. 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.

In all such instances, you can simply get in touch with us. We are the most reputed senior home care agency in the region. We have been able to maintain a solid reputation throughout the past by offering a quality service for all the clients in need. Therefore, you will be able to get a hassle free job done by our experts.

When you get in touch with us and explain your requirements, we will initially offer a free in-home consultation. This will help us to create a personalized plan, which can cover all the needs of your loved ones. We pay special attention towards the personality of your loved one when creating this plan. In addition, we use the latest available technologies to provide an enhanced served to you. Therefore, you will be able to get the exact service that you have in your mind from our experts.

Who Pays The pasadena caregivers ?

We as the agency Pay the caregivers. You never need to worry about paying caregivers.

Do pasadena Caregivers Drive or Cook?

Yes if you need a caregiver who drives let us know a caregiver can drive either your car or their car. Please note if they drive your car you need to add them on insurance. If they drive their own personal vehicle then you would be billed $ 0.65 cents per mile driven. If you need a caregiver who cooks just ask us and we can see who have in our system that knows how to cook.

Why Hire A Home Care Agency Vs Private Caregivers?

When you hire private caregivers you are responsible for any taxes, you also need to find a replacement when your caregiver can not work. Imagine the stress during the holiday time when you need a caregiver and can not find one. When you hire an agency we have more than one caregiver in our data base and take care of all taxes and payments so you are not responsible.

What Is The Pasadena Caregivers Experience?

Different caregivers have different levels of skill and experience. Be sure to mention what you need exactly, our goal is to get you the best caregiver according to your needs. Some of the workers are Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides, and some are LVN ( Nurses)


What Happens If We Do Not Like Caregiver

No worries we can get you another one. We have many in our system. We even have meet and greets where you can meet caregivers before hand.

Is There Contracts ?

Yes there are caregiver contracts but we have 1 day cancel notice and no start up fees or cancellation fees.

What Insurance Can You Accept for Pasadena Caregivers ?

Long term care Insurance pays for non medical in home caregivers.

Does Medicare Pay for Pasadena Caregivers ?

Medicare does not pay for non medical caregivers it pays for services like physical therapy and nurse visits but not for caregivers for around the clock care.

Dementia Care

For older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia, daily activities can become quite hard. Something they still have to be is effective. That’s why disaster-free activities are so essential for individuals with dementia – they often come out “correct” regardless of what. Being happy with a satisfactory
activity lowers disturbance, anxiety, depression, and anger. It can even decrease the conduct of sunset or the need for medication. We have 5 easy thoughts for exercise that have no correct or incorrect way to do them to maintain your older adult feeling useful. Plus, the price is free or very modest!

Note: Each individual is distinct, so finding tasks that appeal to them may take some trial and error.As always, stay away from sharp objects and offer  your older adult-only products that will be secure. For instance, if you tend to put stuff in your mouth or bind sections of your body, prevent
tiny pieces or cord.

Caregiver Experts

Our caregivers are available for your assistance throughout 24 hours of the day. Whenever your loved one is in need of assistance, our caregivers would act accordingly to provide the much-needed service. We offer the caregiver services to you with responsibility. Therefore, you will be provided with the chance to pass over the full responsibility to us and take care of your day to day work. We will make sure that your loved one lives a happy and a satisfying life.

Local Caregivers

We aim to hire caregivers that are local. If you live in Pasadena we want to hire caregivers that are close to you in nearby cities such as Santa Monica or Hollywood. We realize that traffic in Southern CA can be bad and we want local caregivers. We know that most of the senior caregiver services available in the region provide you with their services for just 4 or 6 hours a day. This will just help you to get a limited service. In such a situation, you will be provided with the responsibility to take care of your loved one.

With your busy schedule, you will not be in a position to do it as well. Therefore, you will need to get in touch with one of our professional caregivers. Our services are available to you and your loved one throughout 24 hours of the day. Hence, there is no need for you to worry about anything.

Even though our services are available to you throughout 24 hours of the day, it doesn’t mean that you will have to spend a fortune to get the services that we offer. That’s because we don’t charge you on an hourly basis. Instead, we have affordable pricing plans and you will find it as an easy task to make our payments, without going through a lot of stress.

Dedicated Workers

Our services are backed up by a dedicated quality assurance team as well. They are always evaluating the quality of service offered. Therefore, you will be able to get the best quality in service and you will not end up with any disappointments at all. For example, our quality assurance team will frequently call the seniors and inspect about the quality of the service that they receive. Based on the feedback that they receive, we make appropriate adjustments to the services that we offer as well. Likewise, we are always open to suggestions and you will not have to worry about anything or keep second thoughts in mind when you are going forward with what we offer.

The best thing about our senior care services is that they are customized according to the requirements of the seniors. We have a clear understanding about the senior mindset and what their expectations are. Therefore, we are providing an appropriate service as they need to help them stay away from frustration. We are also conducting supervisory visits on a regular basis to make sure that such a service is offered at all times.


What Should I Look For In Pasadena caregivers agencies ?

One should try and set up a free in home consultation with the agency they are seeking services with. Working with a local agency helps saves you time and energy. When you hire agencies that are  local they likely hire caregivers and nurse aides that are local as well. When you live in the Los Angeles area and your caregiver is coming from a far away city there are so many scenarios where issues can arise. If there is traffic a caregiver coming a distant can be delayed hours. Can you really risk such when you need your caregiver at certain times. So to overview make sure your company has the following:

  1. 24 Hour Phone Lines Available
  2. They hire local caregivers
  3. Offer Free In Home Assessments
  4. Agency has Pool Of Workers

Pasadena Caregivers 

Hygiene Assistance
Shower and Bathing Assistance
Dressing Assistance
Ambulation (walking) Assistance
Medication Reminders
Bathroom and Incontinent Assistance
Positioning and Transferring with wheelchairs.
Respite Care

Preparation of meals
Light Housekeeping
Pet Friendly
Transportation, groceries, errands, and doctors’ appointments

Temporary care or Short Shifts
Hourly care
Long term care
Overnight Care
Weekend Care
Holiday Care
Around the clock/ live in care
Traveling Caregivers

Additional Services Pasadena Caregivers 

Non-Medical Home Care
Medical Home Health Care
Stroke Care
Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Care
Parkinson’s Care
Special Needs Care
Where we offer our services:
Nursing Home – Skilled nursing care
Assisted Living Facilities- congregate care, board care, adult home care
Domiciliary – In your place of residence or apartment
Independent Living – Senior apartments, senior housing, retirement communities

Bathroom Safety

The bathroom should be fitted out with the right accessories to ensure no dangers would occur when you are moving around inside. Research conducted has shown that many seniors are prone to accidents within the confines of the bathroom. Hence giving priority to how you would design the bathroom to ensure the minimum possibility of an accident occurring should be taken into serious consideration.

The bedroom is where your total concentration should be and it could start with the accessibility in and out. Movement inside should be smooth without placing any obstacles which could hinder free movement. The latches to the windows should be conveniently at hand to open and close easily. Once you age these simple chores could become quite arduous tasks and ensuring they remain at the right heights and easily operational would be what you should attend to before you would become a senior.

Safety is a priority

Carpets in the bedroom should be checked out  to ensure that it does not have fibers jutting out which could cause tripping which is another frequently occurring issue with most seniors as accidents in the past have shown. Throw away rugs which are elegant should also be avoided as they are liable to slip and cause tripping especially when seniors have restricted mobility. Keeping rugs away from then bedroom especially with frequent visits to the bathroom when age sets in could cause issues which should be avoided.

The bed too which is where you as a senior could be spending a good part of the day either due to tiredness or with other medical issues should also be at the right place in your bedroom. There have been many accidents with seniors falling off their beds hence one similar to a hospital bed with some sort of protection would be in your best interest. As a senior you would first need to take that some things are inevitable in life and that is aging. If you accept that fact then most of your issues could be seen in better light.

Bed linen could be dangerous

The bed sheets, spreads, and other linen that you would use to dress the bed should be carefully tucked in because keeping them hanging over the sides could be dangerous and cause tripping. You may move from the bed to the bathroom often and when doing so access shout be always unobstructed.  The other furniture that you would generally have inside a bedroom should be the minimum required. Whatever you would need like a chair should be sturdy and strong because you would invariably need to support yourself before you would sit in it.

Be Aware Of Light Weight Chairs

Light weight chairs could move or slip when you try to do so, hence a strong chair that would support your weight and comfortable sit you would be the best choice.
If you ensure that everything around your home caters well when you age and with assistance from many entities that are ready to help you through, living your twilight years would not be much of a hassle.

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