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This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To …

This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To sign up for a workshop please contact our office. Note: Videos and manuals affiliated with this presentation are only available when attending the workshop.
For more information go to www.homeinstead.com/650.

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  1. HOW TO SELECT AN IN-HOME CARE PROVIDER WORKSHOP FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS Serving Jefferson & Clallam Counties Home Instead Senior Care®© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  2. OBJECTIVES FOR TODAY During today’s workshop, you will: – Learn how to determine when home care is needed – Gain some pointers on how to have a conversation with your parents about the need for extra care – Get tips and guidelines for how to select an in-home care provider – See where to find reliable resources for more information and guidance© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  3. INTRODUCTION© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  4. HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED ANIN-HOME CAREGIVER© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  5. HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED ANIN-HOME CAREGIVER – DISCUSSION Determining that your parent needs help: 1. Medical condition or emergency 2. Inability to take care of regular activities© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  6. HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED ANIN-HOME CAREGIVER – DISCUSSION Some signs that your parent might need help: • Difficulty walking or standing • Poor grooming or personal hygiene • Changes in eating or cooking habits • Diminished driving skills • Reluctance to socialize • Showing signs of memory loss, forgetfulness or confusion… Check your Workbook for a complete list of warning signs© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  7. HOW TO KNOW IF YOU NEED ANIN-HOME CAREGIVER – DISCUSSION Roles that a professional caregiver can fill: • Adult Day Care & Respite Care • Homemaker & House • Bill Payment & Household Cleaning Financial Management • Hospice Service • Companion Services • Insurance • Financial Planning • Live-In Home Care • Geriatric Assessment, Evaluation • Meal Preparation & Care Management • Personal Care • Home & Safety Monitoring • Rehabilitation Services • Medical Home Healthcare • Transition Services • Home Renovation & Maintenance • Transportation • Non-Medical Home Care • Private Duty Nursing© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  8. AGENCY CREDENTIALS© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  9. AGENCY CREDENTIALS – DISCUSSION 1. Pull together a list of local care providers 2. Learn more about their services and reputations 3. Inquire about personnel policies and insurance for caregivers 4. Check service agreements, financial policies, and billing procedures Ask the home care provider and your insurance company what services will and will not be covered© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  10. CAREGIVER CREDENTIALS – DISCUSSION 1. Ask how the agency selects caregivers 2. Find out who is watching over the caregivers 3. Make sure there is a consistency of staff that visits your loved one© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  11. PATIENT SAFETY, RIGHTS ANDPROTECTIONS© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  12. PATIENT SAFETY, RIGHTS ANDPROTECTIONS 1. Make sure the agency pre-screens employees 2. Ask if any pre-service clinical evaluations are done 3. Check the credentials of the person doing the pre-service evaluation 4. Ensure the in-home care provider is taking a holistic approach 5. Make sure the plan of care will be provided in writing 6. Ask about procedures to handle emergencies 7. Find out who you can contact with questions or concerns 8. Determine how the provider ensures patient confidentiality 9. Check references© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  13. PATIENT SAFETY, RIGHTS ANDPROTECTIONS • Better Business Bureau • AARP • American Society on Aging • National Council on Aging • National Family Caregivers Association© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  14. TO US, IT’S PERSONAL ® Take action! • What is the primary sign that my loved one needs in-home care? • What is the first thing I will do in my search for an in-home care provider? • What resources do I need to search, talk to, or meet with before making a decision? • What are the most important questions for me to ask a potential provider?© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  15. ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – LOCAL OFFICE Personal Care Home Helper Services • Bathing & Toileting • Provide Alzheimer’s care • Dressing • Assist with laundry and ironing • Grooming • Take out garbage • Aid with morning and wake-up Companionship Services • Arrange appointments • Provide respite care • Aid with reading, walking • Monitor diet and eating • Write letters and correspondence • Check food expirations • Change linens • Assist with evening and tuck-in • And more… • Stimulate mental awareness • Assist with entertaining© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  16. Thank You! For additional information about this presentation or Home Instead Senior Care of the North Olympic Peninsula please contact your local office. Port Ludlow – (360) 437-9884 Port Townsend – (360) 385-6357 Sequim – (360) 681-2511 www.homeinstead.com/650© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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