Home Care Guide
Increasing numbers of older people are living to advanced ages in the United States. Most older people prefer to remain in their homes as they age, but that may be possible only with the help of family and friends. In many cases, with or without family assistance, other supportive services may be needed. Finding the right long-term care providers and services can be difficult. Consumers often do not know exactly what kind of help they need, how to find and arrange for services, and how much they must pay for services. Persons with low incomes may be able to tun to a local government agency or a nonprofit social service agency for help, however the services provided are not always enough.
The Failed Attempts:
If you have considered or experienced elder care options such as the Residential Care Homes or Assisted living Facilities, you most likely have found them not up to proper standards. Many of these necessary services are difficult to fit your budget and can often time feel like money not well spent. You may find yourself stuck with caregivers that lack competence, an agency whose phone goes unanswered and even caregivers who can’t administer medication. Elders in need have found themselves with care givers that are not flexible around their schedule or un-responsive to their changing needs. These bad experiences will lead to distaste for home services however necessary they may be.
The eldercare facilities services model misses the mark by failing to take into account the need for relationship building and has consistently demonstrated lack of knowledge, resources and strategy for solving this area of critical need.
There are other solutions to fit your needs which have become available in recent years even for people whose incomes are too high for publicly funded services — private duty in-home care. These in-home care services empower your aging loved ones and provide family members with a feeling of happiness about their decision to use home care services. By realizing that individual needs are different, home care networks strive to change the way home care is provided for the elderly by giving the families the ability to choose the level of help they need. By giving these options, home care networks allow family members to fulfill their obligations and promises of responsible, caring children and grandchildren by providing their loved ones with a service that offers the most comprehensive care in the residence and does so cheaper than nursing homes, long-term and assisted living facilities.
The Solution Provider:
The founders of Home Care Network first got involved in Client care in 1986 and formed the company in 1994 for the San Jose and Santa Clara Valley areas. Our advantage comes from these decades of accumulated experience in the in-home services industry including medical, hospital nursing, in-home care, and hospice. We have numerous letters from prominent members of our community, clients, their families and our referral resources raving about the care they received both from our caregivers and from our professional office staff. We are the provider of choice for hospitals and Hospice agencies in the Santa Clara Valley & San Jose area and receive repeat business from many of those we have served.
We take the time required to interview and talk with you or your family member for detailed descriptions of the Clients condition and the care needed for the Client. Based on the discussion, Home Care Network identifies caregivers for your specific needs and defined skills, and contacts each one of them personally to discuss the potential terms of the assignment. Our goal is that a best match possible is made for the family and caregiver.
All Home Care Network’s caregivers* are thoroughly screened before you meet them. All caregivers undergo an extensive background and reference check and are legal to work in the U.S., so you can be confident in your selection. We will work with you to find the best solution for your needs and cover a variety of services including transportation to doctor''s visits, housekeeping, grooming, personal care and many more. In addition to providing basic skills, our caregivers offer companionship and will often read, play games, go shopping, go for walks, and attend religious services or family gatherings with the elderly for which they are caring.
*Most of our Caregivers are CNA’s (Certified Nursing Assistants) and licensed by the State of Califonia.
What to do Next:
All you have to do is call us at 408-254-4650 and ask any questions still left un-answered. You can also contact us via email from our Contact page. Our mission is to provide the Client with the ability to age gracefully and with dignity in the comfort of their own home. Let us tell you about it.