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Senior-Focused Care

Senior-focused care is a model that provides a continuum of services to the senior population in a manner that is consistent and reliable for each phase of the aging process. By offering services that address the varying needs of seniors, A Place at Home positions itself to become a trusted partner in the senior’s overall care. The well-rounded portfolio of services allow franchisees to recognize revenue from multiple revenue streams.

Compared to competitors, who are home care focused, APH is senior focused. We help seniors navigate ALL options by constructing a continuum of care that best suits the senior. Our services include:

In Home Care

Companion Care – Companions provide assistance with everyday things such as transportation, hobby maintenance, stimulating mental awareness, errands, mail, help with social media interaction with family, and any other non medical need.  Seniors look forward to the visits from their new friends and we find that these relationships established between the companion and senior are mutually satisfying.

Home Care Services – Caregivers provide help around the house with such things as dusting, laundry, bed making, and other household chores. Much like the other in-home services, seniors know they can rely on a friendly face to come visit and take care of household tasks. Caregivers receive the same reliable training as the other in-home services, and the services can be combined to assure that the senior is being taken care of according to their individual care plan.

Personal Care – Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) have specialized training for personal and restorative care.  They provide assistance with activities of daily living, Alzheimer’s/Dementia care, grooming and personal care, meal preparation as well as serving as a reliable companion. This level of care is ideal for seniors who need  a higher level of help due to injuries or health that limits them from everyday functions.  Seniors still enjoy the company of our caregivers but know that they can rely on them for the things that can make day-to-day living difficult.  

Medication Administration – Certified Medication Aides (CMAs) administer medications via various routes ensuring seniors are taking their medications according to doctor’s orders. The service is especially beneficial to those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and provides families with the peace of mind that their loved one’s medication is safely and correctly administered.

Personal Care and Medication Administration services are guided by the staff RN.  In these roles, the RN performs an initial assessment and creates a care plan for the client.  The CNA or CMA is then trained on the specifics for that client to ensure consistent and accurate care.  The RN continues to play a role in the client’s care by working with staff regarding care and performing 60-day follow up assessments throughout the care of the client.

In home care allows seniors to stay in the comfort of their own home.  An AARP study found that 9 out of 10 seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, proving that in home is a critical and needed factor in the senior care industry.

Care Coordination

Our care coordination services were developed to assist seniors and families with a higher level of understanding and experience in navigating the sometimes complex and confusing healthcare system. This service differentiates A Place at Home from other home care companies by offering a professional level suite of services that includes healthcare advocacy and navigation, benefit assistance and interpretation, transition assistance, and medication management.

Healthcare Advocacy and Navigation
This service can encompass as much or as little help that is needed from attending doctor’s appointments; coordinating specialists and surgeries; working with families to interpret results and recommendations; reviewing and discussing treatment options; and creating a healthcare portfolio to ensure a senior’s needs are understood and can be incorporated as part of the day-to-day care. Professionals also can review and assist with interpreting insurance and veteran benefits

Transition Assistance
After a surgery or release from a hospital or rehabilitation, our professionals assist families with getting back to their daily lives.  Performing an assessment of  the types of help a senior may need from grab bars to specialized medical equipment to needs for daily care and the everyday function of the household, seniors are assured that their return home will incorporate physician’s orders to allow for the highest level of health and wellness.

Medication Management
Numerous medications and administration times can become confusing and cumbersome. Our professionals work with pharmacists to pick up the medications, ensure they are correct, and fill medication sets.  The company RN provides set-up visits to assure clients receive the correct medication per doctor’s orders and that medications are safely secured.

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Senior Living Alternatives

Part of the continuum of care model includes recognizing that sometimes seniors may need to find the next place to call home. The need may stem from health, finances, or simply because it feels like the right time, but oftentimes finding the right community that suits the needs of the senior can be a confusing and time-consuming task.  A Place at Home’s Senior Living Alternatives program is a free to the client, personalized service that helps seniors and families identify the senior care community that fits their needs–whether it’s independent, assisted, memory, or long term care.

By contracting with senior communities in the area, the program is a positive revenue generating service in that the senior communities pay a portion of the first month’s rent to A Place at Home. This service is a win-win for both the senior and the senior care communities in that seniors find a new home and the senior community finds a new resident.

Staffing

Completing the continuum of care model is the A Place at Home Staffing service.  A fully staffed office or community is critical to the overall care of the patients or residents and to the proper functioning of a facility. Our service provides CNAs and CMAs to senior communities and health offices to fill in when there are staff shortages for short-term or long-term needs.  The availability of a certified staff member to step in and understand how to care for clients, be it checking vitals, running medication carts, clothing or bedding changes, dementia care, or bathing, gives peace of mind to families and the facility managers.

This service is not only an excellent source of revenue, it also fosters referral relationships for future client needs and services. In addition, it creates an opportunity for staff retention by offering varying shifts for caregivers that might not be available with our other services. And, some contracts include hiring fees should a facility decide to hire one of our caregivers to work full-time.

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