Yes. Simply call our office with any changes you would like to make. Our philosophy is to make the schedule work for the family. You come first. Your needs, your requests, your schedule. We will do everything possible to make sure the schedule you want is the schedule you get. In addition, we will make periodic reassessments to determine if the level of care should be increased, reduced or stay the same. We will then discuss our recommendations with the client and the family to determine the best course of action.
Yes. Safe at Home Senior Care conducts an initial needs consultation in order to get to know you and see how you like things done in your home. Information regarding your health issues, the services you require and your emergency contacts will be obtained at this time We refer to this initial visit as a consultation because we are interested in providing you as many of the alternative options as possible so you can choose what is best for you or your loved one..
No. All caregivers are employees of Safe at Home Senior Care
Yes. Safe at Home Senior Care provides services in nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities and other settings.
Safe at Home Senior Care is locally owned and operated. It is a family business that was founded by Steven C. Glenn who had over 30-years of experience working with seniors and adults with disabilities. Mr. Glenn passed away in April 2014 and prior to his death, turned the business over to his step-son, Ryan Colligan who operates as the Director. Ryan Colligan is continuing Mr. Glenn’s legacy and remains passionate about the safety, dignity and independence of seniors.
All of our caregivers receive continuous training using a comprehensive, nationally recognized program, specifically tailored for in-home caregivers. The topics covered range from basic skills to infection prevention and control, to bathing, personal grooming, as well as the body mechanics of lifting. We also have certificate training available for all caregivers doing Hospice service and specialized training in dementia care.
Outwardly it is often cheaper to hire an independent caregiver from an ad or even from an employment agency, but ultimately it could be the most expensive decision you have ever made. While there are many good, independent caregivers there are also risks involved First of all, this person will probably not be bonded should any of your valuables turn up missing. They will also likely not be insured for liability within your home so if the caregiver is injured while in your employ, you would be liable for medical care and any disability. Furthermore, if the person is not reporting their income, you may be held liable for payroll taxes by the government. As well, you could be liable for unemployment benefits should you ever discontinue your relationship with that caregiver. In addition to all this, you would have the responsibility of finding a replacement if the caregiver gets sick or otherwise cannot be there for you. And finally, there is no guarantee that they are properly trained to provide professional, trustworthy service to you or your loved one. At Safe at Home Senior Care, this is provided as part of the caregiver’s employment by us.
The live-in situation is a great option for clients who would like the security of having someone with their loved one at all times.
A live-in companion works directly with the client 8-10 hours per day, has free time to themselves in the evening (but remains in the residence), and sleeps at night. Typically, the live-in rate is less than the cost of hourly around-the-clock care. While the live-in option is an excellent alternative for families that need someone around continuously, but do not need around-the-clock care, the caregiver is expected to get up and help with bathroom needs during the night.
No. Once your rate is determined, it is always the same whether you are receiving service on days, nights, weekdays or weekends. We feel that this is the simplest fee schedule for our clients, their families and us to understand. There are no hidden charges. This way the client is never surprised. The only exception is if you receive service on a major holiday (i.e., Christmas, Easter, etc.), in which case a higher rate is charged for that day.