Michigan In-Home Senior & Elderly Personal Care
We provide Michigan in-home personal care for seniors, the elderly and people with disabilities. Compassionate Care's caregivers understand that personal care is a sensitive service. With that in mind they will provide personal care with the utmost respect and privacy.
Some of the most common tasks provided when personal care is ordered include:
- Bed (re)positioning
- Bowel program
- Hair care
- Homemaker services (meals, light housekeeping, etc.)
- Light exercise, including Range of Motion (ROM) exercises
- Medication reminder
- Oral care
- Personal hygiene
- Respite and live-in care
- Safety supervision
- Skin care
- Vitals (blood pressure, heart rate, temperature)
- Wake-up, Tuck-in
Customized In-Home Personal Care Services
Compassionate Care Home Health Services, Inc. will customize personal care services to meet the individual needs of each and every client. If we are unable to provide a requested service, we will assist you in finding an alternative service to meet that need or we will assist you in finding an agency that is able to provide the requested care. Our goal is to be sure you receive the care you need to remain in the comfort of your own home, wherever you may call home.
Our Michigan non-medical in-home care offers clients the opportunity to remain in the comfort of their home and maintain independence. Because we are not limited by regulations that restrict frequency of care, care can be provided whenever you need it... daily, weekly or around the clock.
Non-medical home care is typically paid for out-of-pocket or through some long term care insurance plans. Medicare does not cover non-medical home care (custodial care). Since it doesn’t usually involve skilled nursing care, non-medical home care may be less costly than skilled home health care.
Non-medical home care remains unregulated in many states, including Michigan, and unfortunately this means that the quality of care between providers can vary greatly. It is important to know that within non-medical home care there are two types of providers:
- Home Care Agencies: Caregivers are employees of the agency and are bonded and insured. The agency assumes all responsibilities for payroll taxes, and all employees are covered with worker’s compensation insurance.
- Registries or Matchmaker Services: Caregivers are independent contractors and are employed by the client. As the employer, the client assumes responsibility for background and reference checks and liabilities for taxes and worker’s compensation. Some registries may offer payroll services, scheduling, limited screening and match caregivers with clients, but there is no employee/employer relationships.
Before hiring non-medical care, you’ll want to understand the differences between agencies and registries and what it can mean in terms of the quality of care and client responsibilities. Refer to our Choices in Home Care brochure to help you differentiate between the types of providers and what these differences might mean for you.