FAQ

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When is the right time to get help taking care of my loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s?

Caring for someone suffering from dementia requires specialized training in handling the increased stress such care places on the Caregiver. Without an adequate program of training, this stress will inevitably take a heavy toll on the caregiver and lead to a rapidly deteriorating situation in the home.

If you’ve found that you’ve been irritable, quick to anger or lash out at your loved one, or that you’ve been suffering from depression, do not wait.

You haven’t failed to take care of your loved one.

You have not let them down.

They simply require more professional care than any family member alone is capable of and it can be dangerous for both you and your loved one to continue without help.

Getting the necessary help is essential to relieving the stress in the home and maintaining a healthy relationship with your loved one. This is not only what you both want but providing as stress free an environment as possible is critical for slowing the progression of your loved one’s disease.

Contact us here to schedule a no obligation consultation to review all of your options, or you can call us directly at (212)259-9347 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM to speak with an intake councilor.

What is the benefit of Home Care over a Nursing Home?

Sometimes, Nursing Home care becomes necessary, but it doesn’t have to be the first and only solution. Dedicated home care can put off Nursing Home placement for years at a significantly reduced cost to the patient and their family.

More importantly, home care keeps your loved one in the home environment they know and find comfortable, which is crucial to slowing their cognitive decline.

Most important of all, home care allows them to remain an active part of your family for as long as possible. No one wants to lose time with a loved one, especially when that time is precious and cannot be gotten back.

How do I know my loved one is safe with a stranger in the house?

At Home Solutions has been as successful as it is because we recruit and train caregivers who aren’t simply going to do an adequate job; we recruit caregivers who are going to care deeply about the well-being of the patient entrusted to their care.

In addition to an exhaustive criminal background check, we dig deeper into a candidate’s past employment history, independently seek out references other than those provided by the candidate, and communicate with the family of the patient to ensure that the caregiver is demonstrating the level concern for the patient’s well-being that your loved one deserves.

Can a Home Health Aide help with Medications?

A Home Health Aide cannot prepare medications for your loved one, but our Registered Nurses are available to help prepare your loved one’s medication on a weekly basis if this is necessary. A Home Health Aide will be able to make sure your loved one takes their required medication as prepared when they need to take it.

Are Caregivers Insured and Bonded?

All professional and para-professional employees of At Home Solutions are Insured and Bonded.

What kinds of professional staff are available to help care for my loved one?

We have a diverse team of healthcare professionals standing by to help care for your loved one, including

  • Registered Professional Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Nutritional Counselors
  • Home Health Aides
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Housekeepers
  • Homemakers
  • And Many More

Need Help?

Talk with one of our team members at any time