Home Care in Spokane County
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What is Home Care for Seniors in Spokane County?
Non-medical home care in Spokane County 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 Spokane County 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 Spokane County?
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 Spokane County 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 Spokane County
About Spokane County
Spokane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census the population was 471,221, making it the fourth-most populous county in Washington state. The largest city and county seat is Spokane, the second-largest city in the state after Seattle.
Spokane County boasts a rich history dating back to the mid 1800s. The geographic makeup of the county went through many, many changes between 1860 and 1883, as our Chronology of Spokane County History shows. The historic Spokane County Courthouse, completed in 1895, boasts a rich and interesting History of its own.
Situated east of the Cascade Range in Washington and on the western slope of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains next to the Idaho-Washington boundary, Spokane County is bordered mostly by township and range lines, except for a small section of the western boundary, where the line is purely arbitrary, and for a 20-mile section of the northern boundary formed by the Spokane River. Spokane County contains 1,756 square miles. It has a maximum length north and south of 54 miles and a maximum width east and west of 36 miles. In point of geographical size, it is the average Washington county, there being 19 counties which are smaller and 19 counties which are larger. In point of age, it is one of the oldest counties, having been created in 1858, but not organized until 1860, only six years after the creation of Washington Territory. Because of its annexation to Stevens County at one time, however, Spokane County was non-existent for 15 years.
This information is excerpted from Inventory of the County Archives of Washington No. 32, Spokane County, 1941.
Directions from Spokane County to Angel Senior Care Offices
Spokane County, Washington
- Drive from N Washington St and N Monroe St to Town and Country
16 min (6.0 mi)
- Drive to your destination
14 s (203 ft)
Angel Senior Care
8512 N Wall St,
Spokane, WA 99208
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Frequently Asked Questions about Home Care in Spokane County
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.