Home Care Frequently Asked Questions2017-02-22T18:15:09+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Some general responses to some of the most commonly asked questions we are asked about home care – because of the personalised nature of the home care services we deliver, there isn’t always a single answer for every question. Please give us a call at 01 490 6217 to discuss your specific needs.

There is no set length of time for home care – it can vary greatly based on a person’s unique needs. If a doctor is prescribing your home care, he or she will oversee services until your recovery targets are met. However, if you are making the decision to start home care on your own, you can determine how many hours a week of care you need, and how often.
No. Home care services can be provided wherever home is – a private residence, a retirement village, or while staying with a friend or family carer.

Different types of care require different certifications and training. Depending on your specific needs, the carers and clinicians coming into your home can vary. You could have different carers at different times of the day, week, or month as part of your care. Home help care is most often provided by health care assistants (HCAs). Home nursing care and home health care services are provided by registered nurses (RGNs), with rehabilitative support provided by allied health professionals, including physiotherapists and occupational therapists. A social worker can also help individuals and family members connect with community resources.

Additionally, depending on the provider you choose, there may be other professionals who don’t come to your home on a regular basis, but can be instrumental in helping to manage your care. These experts may help with things like overseeing your overall care experience, coordinating schedules, billing insurance companies, and verifying your benefits eligibility.

Home care enables a person to live as independently as possible without having to give up the comforts of their own home. It allows them to be in a familiar environment, sleep in their own bed at night, and stay close to loved ones like family, friends, and pets. It also brings peace of mind to know they have access to skilled, consistent, reliable care when it’s needed, even if those needs change.

When compared to other alternatives of care, home care can be significantly more cost-effective.