Knowing that no two companies are alike, the time to identify differences in company philosophy is before you hire someone to care for your loved one. Consider asking the following questions when making one of the most important decisions of your life:
What is the pay rate for your Caregivers?
The local average for most Home Care Agencies is $11.67 per hour. That’s simply not enough pay for all they do!
Aging at Home Solution starts all Care-Partners at $12.50 an hour with an increase after 90 days of service and completion of all training to $14.00 an hour. Currently, this is the highest starting pay for Care- Partners in the state.
How many hours of hands-on training do your Caregivers receive?
The average most Home Care Agency give is less than 60 minutes of hands on Dementia training.
Aging at Home Solution provides eight hours of hands-on dementia training from a Certified, Independent Instructor on the “Positive Approach to Care” by Teepa Snow, a nationally recognized instructor on aging.
What other types of hands-on training do you provide?
Generally speaking, very little hands-on training is received from other companies. Computer based training is the norm.
Aging at Home Solution provides six, two-hour food preparation sessions for our Care-Partners using local chefs, their recipes and locally grown food.
Aging at Home Solution believes our Care-Partners are the backbone of the company. Providing all the tools necessary for success is paramount to the founders. Aging at Home Solution and our Care-Partners are bonded, insured, have worker’s compensation insurance and pay all taxes. Therefore, causing no additional burden to the client.
When considering private pay care, please consider the following items and certainly contact your insurance agent prior to any decision: