• Poor Hygiene
• Driving problems
• Weight loss or gain
• Mobility issues
• Frail (muscle weakness, slow walking, exhaustion)
• Some type of dementia
• Dealing with the after-effects of stroke, cancer treatment or surgery
• Forgetting to take medication or taking it incorrectly
In Home Care services offered by companies such as Gentle Shepherd Home Care are not covered by Medicare. Medicare will cover a limited number of visits by a nurse, physical/occupational therapist following a hospital stay or those who are certified as disabled and have high medical needs. Some long-term care insurance policies may include In- Home Care services.
No we do not require a long-term contract. We want you and your loved one to feel comfortable using Gentle Shepherd Home Care now and in the future. Therefore, we have a simple agreement that outlines expectations and quality services to be performed. Whether you need us for a few hours a week, or a month, over-night, long-term or 24/7 we are here to exceed your expectations and provide your loved one with quality care and unsurpassed service!
Yes. We enable our services to follow your loved one wherever they may require our services. We provide one-on-one sitting services while your loved one is in the hospital, rehab, assisted living, or nursing home. Therefore, insuring your loved one is receiving proper care and companionship if you are unable to be there with them. Our caregivers accompany seniors on vacation as well.
- Respite Care: If a family member needs a break from caregiving for their loved one, whether an hour or several hours a week or month we are available
- Several hours a week or a month
- A “one-time” or “occasional” caregiving engagement is needed
- Every day or any day of the week for several hours or all day care
- Overnight care
- 24/7 Care
- Sitting with your loved one in the hospital, assisted-living, nursing care facility or rehab center
As you begin to research the various options for your loved one the cost and level of care becomes an important consideration. The average cost varies according to the level of care, number of hours and days your loved one requires assistance. By taking our quick “Care Assessment” this will give you and your loved one a better idea of the amount of time and cost of in-home care.
The average cost of in-home non-medical care will vary based on where you live, as well as the amount of time, type of services and number of days needed for your loved one. According to the 2016 Genworth “Cost of Care Survey”, In-Home Care is significantly less expensive than Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facility Care.
According to Genworth “Cost of Care Survey” the average cost of care in “Colorado Springs”: