Once the decision has been made to receive home care, there is one more step before the care can begin. This next step is to narrow down your home care options and arrange for someone from the company to come in and conduct a home care assessment.
What is a Home Care Assessment?
A home care assessment is an essential process in finding care for you or a loved one. This assessment is the agency’s opportunity to get a better understanding of the particular needs you or your loved one’s are looking to get assistance with, and assess the client’s physical condition and cognitive state by meeting with you one on one. Not only does this allow them to find the best suitable home care worker for your’s or your loved one’s particular situation, but it also gives you the opportunity to ask them any questions or bring up any concerns you may have with starting your home care services.
Home care assessments usually last around one hour, and for most home care companies are free of charge, putting you at no loss if you happen to decide to look elsewhere. However, if after the assessment you decide that that particular home care company is right for you, the agency is able to get to work right away on finding a suitable home care worker for the job. Home care workers can be skilled in many different areas, so it is important to find someone that is capable of and trained to work in the areas needed by the client.
If you believe you or a loved one could benefit from having home care services, Parkwood Home Care is more than happy to help. Book your free in-home home care assessment today!