January 20, 2015 by Dean Bellefeuille

Elderly man holding a hand

As we’ve been sharing in our past couple of blogs, there are a lot of facets involved in selecting a caregiver or one of the nursing agencies in Syracuse, NY. In our continued quest to help families knowledgeably sort through their options for home care, we offer three more points to consider:

Assessing Needs

With a professional home care agency, you don’t need to worry about determining what services are best for a particular situation. Before the start of care, the agency will come into the home and ask several questions in order to come up with a care plan that is personalized to the situation and suits the specific needs of the person needing care. The agency will also work with the client’s physician, or others in the care team, and help coordinate other care services as needed.

Who Manages the Care?

A professional nursing agency will have a supervisor, oftentimes a nurse, who will perform regular check-ins and update the care plan as needs change. Many clients also work with a professional geriatric care manager to assist with coordinating care and serving as the client’s advocate.

Care Transitions

Care needs can change from basic assistance with daily activities and personal care to skilled healthcare to rehabilitative care and back to basic assistance. A professional agency can help make these care transitions as smooth as possible, making recommendations, coordinating care needs and assisting with the transitions.

We hope that your decision is becoming more clear. Hiring a caregiver or companion through one of the reputable nursing agencies in Syracuse, NY, such as At Home Independent Living, is always the safest option. And with At Home Independent Living, you’ll have the added peace of mind knowing that our caregivers:

We’d love to talk with you to learn how we can help your loved one rediscover joy in life through the companionship of our compassionate caregivers, while remaining safe and independent at home. Call us at 315-579-4663 or complete our online contact form to get started with one of the best nursing agencies in Syracuse, NY!