California Home Care
California home care is a broad term that encompasses a number of medical services and assistance that is provided by medical professionals in the comfort of your loved one’s own home. The services provided can range from the non-medical, like assistance with daily living activities, to skilled nursing care for ailing individuals. It is a viable option for caregivers who do not want to place their loved one in an institutional based nursing care home.
Examples of the services provided by a California home care program include medical and psychological assessments, medication and pain management, physical, speech, and occupational therapy, and as aforementioned, the daily activities of living. The most common types of health care providers in the home care industry include registered nurses, physical therapists, and home health care aids. Home care services are generally provided Medicare, Medicaid, and long term health care insurance.
In the state of California, licensing is not required for individuals choose to work as non-medical personnel or as a provider of custodial care services. Currently, there is no official state overseeing of California home care services. It is important to ensure that the individual one chooses to care for their loved one are both ensured and bonded. However, California Senior Living Options of the Desert have pre-screened and selected a number of responsible and well-recommended medical professionals for you to choose from.
In most instances, California home care professionals only visit a patient’s home for several hours a day. This is beneficial in the fact that it allows the primary caregiver of an aging relative to have primary control over their loved one’s medical care. Additionally, many elderly patients find it comforting to be able to remain in the secure setting of their own home. If you believe that these services can benefit your loved one, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Living Options of the Desert for assistance.