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What is Home Care for Seniors in Airway Heights?
Non-medical home care in Airway Heights or personal assistance services are usually provided by unlicensed personnel and they include bathing, dressing, cooking, transportation, companionship, shopping, light housekeeping and other similar duties. Aids can be hired part-time or full-time, depending on the needs of the client.
Home care provides a wide range of support services for people who need help living independently in their home. This can include helping someone with chronic health conditions, recovering from an illness or medical setback, and providing special needs to those that have disabilities.
How Do I Know if My Aging Loved One Needs In-Home Care?
Senior Home Care in Airway Heights oftentimes serves as an alternative to assisted living for seniors who wish to live independently. It can be a good care option for those who meet the following criteria.
- Seniors who struggle with mobility and need assistance safely moving throughout their home
- Seniors with impaired motor skills who need assistance with daily household tasks
- Seniors who no longer drive and need transportation to appointments, the grocery store, friends’ houses, and more
- Seniors who are isolated and desire the companionship of a caregiver
- Seniors who need assistance with ADLs including meal preparation, bathing, and more
- Seniors in need of housekeeping services such as cleaning and grocery shopping
- Seniors in the early stages of memory impairment
Does Medicare Pay for In-Home Care in the Airway Heights Area?
Medicare typically doesn't pay for housekeeping or personal care when that’s the only need of an elderly person. If you also have medical needs, like recovering from surgery or illness, Medicare may cover a short-term caregiver to help out with your health and other tasks around the home while patients heal on their own. Most providers offer hourly rates with price breaks for full days, overnights, etc… These home care agencies in Airway Heights are private pay, meaning the client pays out of pocket.
Hospice is also a type of care administered in homes. It is physician-ordered for end-of-life patients. Hospice is 100% covered by Medicare, but the extra support from regular caregivers during the day for hospice support is typically private pay.
What is the Difference Between In-Home Care (Non-Medical Home Care) and Home Health Care?
In-Home Care (Non-Medical Home Care)
Angel Senior Care provides personal services to elderly or disabled clients in their residence. This includes non-medical assistance in the client's home, including help with cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, transportation, and companionship.
Home Health Care
Home health care is clinical, medical supervision provided by a licensed professional. Registered and licensed practical nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists can all provide home health care, often through home health agencies, or in some cases, hospice agencies. This type of care is usually prescribed by a doctor as part of a senior health care regimen following hospitalization or injury. It can include:
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Administration of prescription medications or shots
- Medical tests
- Monitoring of health status
- Wound care
Angel Senior Care is a Non-Medical Home Care Agency. Clients typically pay for care using private funds. Learn More Here.
About the Airway Heights Area
Airway Heights, Washington
Airway Heights is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, just west of Spokane. The population was 6,114 at the 2010 census. The city's name was taken from its close proximity to the runways at Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport.
Directions from Airway Heights to Angel Senior Care Offices
Airway Heights, Washington
- Follow S Lundstrom St to US-2 E
50 s (0.1 mi)
- Continue on US-2 E to Spokane. Take exit 280 from I-90 E/US-2 E
12 min (8.1 mi)
- Follow N Maple St and N Country Homes Blvd to your destination in Town and Country
14 min (6.1 mi)
Angel Senior Care
8512 N Wall St,
Spokane, WA 99208
The History of Airway Heights
Airway Heights was founded in 1942 and officially incorporated on June 28, 1955.
Growth in the City was spurred by the opening of the Airway Heights Corrections Center by the Washington State Department of Corrections in 1992 and the opening of the Northern Quest Resort & Casino by the Kalispel Indian Tribe in 2000. More recently, with the addition of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter, several new apartment buildings and housing developments, the expansion of the Northern Quest Casino, and the opening of the Spokane Tribe Casino, Airway Heights is continuing to grow. Also, the Spokane County Raceway Park is located in Airway Heights, and features major automobile events, including drag racing, stock car racing, and occasional monster truck shows.
More Information About Airway Heights
Airway Heights celebrated its 50-year history on June 14, 2005, and has Carl M. and Flora K. Lundstrom to thank for early city-building. The Lundstroms were the first to plat the land, donate parcels for the initial city building, and worked towards incorporation in 1955. Carl M. and Flora K. Lundstrom had worked in real estate in Seattle and Electric City in the early 1940's and owned Rocket Investment Company. Discussions with officials at Galena Air Depot (which later became Fairchild Air Force Base) showed the need for local housing.
In the spring of 1942, they started installation of the electric and water systems in Airway Heights and sold some parcels of land to build houses. The Lundstroms built the first home at the corner of Lundstrom and 13th.
In 1942 Fritz Ziegler and his wife became the first residents. Their son, Les was the first baby born in Airway Heights. Development was slow because availability of building materials and financing was low, and occasional opposition was high.
In August of 1946, the Lundstrom's filed their plans for the Airway Heights first and second addition, and streets were named for town residents. In 1957 they filed the plat for the third addition.
The first post office opened and Mollie Mitchell was postmistress from 1948 to 1969 when the new post office was dedicated. In 1946 the Lofflers built the Airway Heights Motel - the first in town.
The Lundstroms donated parcels of land over time to help build the community – land for the first Sunset School in 1951, the Airway Community Church in 1954, town hall in 1957 and the fire department in 1963. The first Sunset School was east of town and is now an apartment building. Church, community gatherings and dances were all held at the old school. The volunteer fire department was organized in 1963 and the building housed the fire truck.
On April 15, 1955, after paying a $5 incorporation fee, and receiving a positive 50-8 vote, one square mile was incorporated as the City of Airway Heights, with 412 residents. The intersection of Lundstrom and 14th was the original town center for house numbering which was laid out by the Spokane County Planning Commission who issued all building permits until incorporation.
Carl Lundstrom ran unopposed as the first mayor and held office for 7 years. Flora Lundstrom served on city council for 7 years and helped at town hall. Council meetings were held at the Sunset School and later a house on Lundstrom Street. In 1956, local residents voted to purchase the water system from August Timm to operate the town utility. In 1973 the 135 foot water tower was built, and in 1991 the state department of corrections chose Airway Heights for a minimum and medium-security prison.
The City celebrated its 50-year history on June 14, 2005 and placed a flag pole monument and time capsule at Sunset Park.
- What is the oldest building in Airway Heights?
- The Liquor Store
- What was the town’s population in 1955?
- What is the current population?
- 6,426 estimated for 2013, including about 2,100 in Department of Corrections
- Where does the numbering system start in this town?
- Originally at Lundstrom and 14th but now at Division and Sprague in Spokane to be consistent with surrounding county roads
- Who was the first baby born in this town?
- Les Ziegler
- Who were the first streets named after?
- Original town residents – Frank, Ziegler, Lundstrom, Beeman, King, Horton, Albert, Lawson, Campbell and Russell.
In January 2012 we welcomed a new annexation area to the city. The annexation area included the properties east of Hayford Road, west of Deer Heights Road, north of McFarlane Road and south of 6th Avenue. The annexation grew our city to over 6,100 residents (over 8,300 including the DOC population). It was another exciting step forward to becoming a community working together to ensure our city is a great place to live, work, and play.
Frequently Asked Questions about Home Care in Airway Heights
Q: What is home care?
Q: Does having home care result in a loss of Independence?
A: Absolutely Not. Our belief is that independence is being in control of your decisions. Having home care service means being in control of your activities and retaining as much independence as each situation allows. Many of our clients just need a little help to continue living a safe and productive life while some might be recovering from a fall or surgery, or other conditions. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to enable you the best possible outcome while being in control of your care and daily decisions.
Q: Who should consider home care services?
A: Whether you need just a few hours a week or 24x7 live-in care, at-home care services must be part of the family discussion. Home care services are not just limited to seniors and the elderly. Anyone who needs assistance with activities of daily living can realize the value of in-home care on both physical and emotional health.
Q: Can home care services assist those diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Dementia?
A: Yes. Except in clients with late stages of this disease where other options might be more appropriate, home care is a critical part in managing this disease at home. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, approximately 70% of people with dementia or cognitive impairment are living at home. Remaining at home and in familiar surroundings that include friends, family, and routines are important to those affected with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Working with the family caregivers and a client's physician, home care services enable balance and consistency when managing Alzheimer's and Dementia. (reference: https://www.alz.org/national/documents/phase_4_home_care_recs.pdf)
Q: What is the difference between non-medical home care and home health?
A: Home care on its basic expression usually refers to non-medical care in the home. Home health companies usually provide home care services but typically for those who need medical assistance, such as changing bandages, handling IV's, and administering medication. Home Care and Home Health Agencies work together to keep you safe and comfortable.
Q: What services are included in non-medical home care?
A: Three main categories of care services are included in non-medical home care.
- Personal Care: often a mental and physically challenging task for a family caregiver, personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting can all be handled by a professional caregiver.
- Homemaking: ensuring the house is kept up, warm and well-cooked meals are prepared, and safe transportation to errands and appointments are all part of non-medical home care.
- Companionship: caregivers provide direct companion services and can ensure transportation to social activities, errands, etc.
Q: Can Angel Senior Care assist with medications?
A: Medication adherence is critically important to remain safe at home. Caregivers referred by Angel Senior Care can assist with medication reminders only. Drug treatment plans that include sorting and administering medication should only be handled by a family caregiver, nurse, or physician who is authorized and qualified to provide this service.
Q: How can I trust a caregiver in my home?
A: Just like nurses and doctors, Professional Caregivers have chosen a career in compassionate care for those in need. Angel Senior Care performs a rigorous screening process that includes comprehensive State and Federal Background checks and screening for compassion, identity, integrity, and competence.
Q: How flexible is Angel Senior Care with individual non-medical home care needs?
A: Angel Senior Care offers clients a consumer-driven approach to at-home care. Care is tailored to meet your specific and individual needs. If your needs change, you are in control to make any adjustments to your approved caregiver, shift duration, or scope of service during a shift.
Q: Will we have a choice in selecting the caregiver?
A: Our goal is to understand the needs of each family to understand what unique skills and personality are desired. Client input is highly encouraged while we conduct the pairing process.
Q: What is the process of finding a caregiver?
A: We make the process of finding a caregiver very simple and prompt. Give us a call and we'll conduct a brief phone discussion to understand your needs. We then can meet anyone involved in selecting and paying for care at your home for a Free in-home consultation. Within 24 hours of that visit, we usually are able to refer a professional caregiver to your home. Our team continuously screens caregivers beyond the current demand to give you quick access to the best caregivers in the community.
Q: What if I don't like our caregiver?
A: Contact us and while we take great care in the selection of your caregiver we'll quickly find a replacement caregiver at no additional cost to you.
How does Angel Senior Care attract the best caregivers?
A: It's simply our recipe. We have recently been awarded the Employees Choice award, with that word has spread to caregivers within the community and they are as excited as we are to have them join the family.