Getting Started With Home Care
Settling on a home care plan is an important first step. You can count on Bay Area Caregivers to be thorough and attentive in supervising the care and updating the care plan as needed. Our Service Intake Process is outlined below.
Establishing the Care Goal
We begin with an in-depth evaluation to assess the client's health and understand the degree of difficulty in managing ADL (Activities of Daily Living). We will gather information on the physical, social and emotional needs and jointly determine the scope of care together with the client, the legal guardian and the responsible family member. If the client has special needs, - restrictive diet, for example - then specialists in area will also participate in the planning.
Developing the Plan
We will develop a written customized care plan that will include the type, level and frequency of services, complete with specific instructions. Details of the service contract and fee arrangements will be explained thoroughly.
Coordination of Care
Once the service agreement has been signed, we will introduce you to the most compatible caregiver whose skills, experiences and availability match your needs. The caregiver will be given an orientation of your expectations and special needs.
Monitoring and Reassessment of Services
Our Care Coordinator will make regular visits to monitor the client and caregiver relationship and to make sure that you are satisfied with our services. The care plan will be periodically re-evaluated if the client's needs change over time.