Home Care FAQs

Home Care FAQs

With over 40 years of senior care experience, Cardinal Senior Home Care can answer all your home care questions.

Home Care FAQs

1What is home care?
Home Care is an option for senior care that enables aging at your own home. Home Care services are an alternate and preferred choice versus an assisted living or nursing home.
2Who is Cardinal Senior Care?
Cardinal Senior Care is a company of purpose-driven & caring professionals who work with each family to enable independence through non-medical home care services. Cardinal Senior Care provides caregivers who provide non-medical care to mostly seniors and adults who need assistance with activities of daily living.
3Does having home care result in a loss of independence?
No. Our belief is that independence is being in control of your decisions. Having home care services means being in control of your activities and retaining as much independence as each situation allows. Many of our clients just need a little help to continue living a safe and productive life while some might be recovering from a fall or surgery, or other condition. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to enable you the best possible outcome while being in control of your care and daily decisions.
4Who should consider home care services?
Whether you need just a few hours a week or 24×7 live-in care, at home care services must be part of the family discussion. Home care services are not just limited to seniors and the elderly. Anyone who needs assistance with activities of daily living can realize the value of in home care on both physical and emotional health.
5Can home care services assist with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
es. Except in clients with late stages of this disease where other options might be more appropriate, home care is a critical part in managing this disease at home. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 70 percent of people with dementia or cognitive impairment are living at home. (reference http://www.alz.org/national/documents/phase_4_home_care_recs.pdf)
Remaining at home and in familiar surroundings that include friends, family, and routines are important to those affected with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Working with the family caregivers and a client’s physician, home care services enable balance and consistency when managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
6What is the difference between non-medical home care and home health?
Home Care in it’s basic expression usually refers to non-medical care in the home. Home Health companies usually provide home care services but typically for those who need medical assistance, such as changing bandages, handling IVs, and administering medication. Home Care and Home Health Agencies work together to keep you safe and comfortable.
7What services are included in non-medical home care?
Three main categories of care services are included in non-medical home care.

Companionship – Caregivers provide direct companion services and can ensure transportation to social activities, and errands.
Personal Care – often a mental and physical challenging task for a family caregiver, personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting can all be handled by a professional caregiver.
Family & Friends Support – As a responsible caregiver, you should embrace respite care as an opportunity to recharge, refresh and renew your care taking spirit, energy and enthusiasm.
8Can Cardinal Senior Care assist with medication?
Medication adherence is critically important to remaining safe at home. Caregivers referred by Cardinal Senior Care can assist with medication reminders only. Drug treatment plans that include sorting and administering medications should only be handled by a family caregiver, nurse, or physician who is authorized and qualified to provide this service.
9How can I trust a caregiver in my home?
Just like nurses and doctors, Professional Caregivers have chosen a career in compassionate care of those in need. Cardinal Senior Care implements a proprietary Screening System which includes a comprehensive background check and screening for compassion, identity, integrity, and competence. Less than 5% of all applicants meet our stringent screen and we rarely advertise for caregivers as most come from word of mouth referral from other happy clients.
10How flexible is Cardinal Senior Care with individual non-medical home care needs?
Cardinal Senior Care offers clients a consumer-driven approach to at-home care. Care is tailored to meet your specific and individual needs. If your needs change, you are in control to make any adjustments to your approved caregiver, shift duration, or scope of service during a shift.
11Will we have a choice in selecting the caregiver?
We work with each family to understand what unique skills and personality are desired in a caregiver. Feedback from satisfied clients usually indicate that a personality match is the #1 factor in a caregiver match, therefore client input is highly encouraged. We will then make a referral based on our experience and your input.
12What if we don’t like our caregiver?
Contact us and we’ll send another caregiver quickly at no additional cost.

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