CareAparent offers Occupational Therapy (OT) as part of a multidisciplinary approach to care in the home. This type of care can only be provided by medical personnel that is licensed and registered. Occupational Therapists in the home environment assist clients who may have pain, illness, injury or a decline in function due to the aging process by creating routines and strategies for managing daily activities safely and productively while reducing the risk of injury or further decline.Interdisciplinary Approach to SafetyRead Details: A CareAparent Occupational Therapist (OT) ... conducts an in-home health assessment to design a Plan of Care customized for you or your loved ones physical, emotional, and functional environment. Our Occupational Therapists will work with you to assess performance skills and identify the best strategies needed to promote independence and safety in the home.Cognition and Memory FunctionRead Details: Dementia and similar cognitive impairments... may put you or your loved one at a higher risk for accidents or injury in the home. Occupational Therapists can perform an evaluation to determine cognitive abilities. A Plan of Care is developed to provide the guidance and tools for improved functioning, adaptation, and continued independence.Chronic Disease ManagementRead Details: Chronic disease management relies on... recommending and implementing solutions that address disease related limitations in daily routines. Our Occupational Therapists can teach strategies to manage symptoms that may interfere with activities of daily living as well as the outcomes for prescribed solutions.Sensory ChallengesRead Details: Very often, sensory challenges like... vision loss and changes in speech can have an impact on our daily routine. CareAparents Occupational Therapists can propose solutions and techniques for challenges associated with vision and hearing loss or speech changes.Falls Prevention ProgramRead Details: Falls can threaten you or your loved... ones safety and independence and it could lead to hospitalization. CareAparents Falls Prevention program is designed to provide screening, instructions, practical interventions, and resources to address the risk for falling and create. awareness and strategies for avoiding falls. This can help prevent injuries and reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and readmissions.Client Centered GoalsRead Details: As we age, daily self-care activities... can become burdensome and a risk to overall health. Certain personal cares or activities like using technology may require a higher level of mental and physical coordination that you may no longer have. Together, you and our Occupational Therapist will identify, collaborate, and set goals so you can acquire and maintain a skillset that promotes the management of any long-term conditions.Home SafetyRead Details: Inconspicuous risks to your physical safety... can go unnoticed in the home. Our Occupational Therapists perform home safety assessments to help identify factors that can address these risks. From their assessment, recommendations are made to you or your loved one to implement changes focused on a safe home environment.Download BrochureFor the most compassionate and comprehensive in-home senior care Minnesota has to offer call CareAparent today at 651-702-HOME (4663). Request a Consultation Today!
How Do I Pay for Home Care Services? When deciding on home care for yourself or someone you love, its important to consider and plan for the associated costs. Typically, the cost of using a home care company such as Homewatch CareGivers depends on how many hours of assistance are needed and whether there is a need for any special services. How to Pay Caregivers: What Are Your Options? If you do not have enough private funds to cover the cost of in-home care, there may be other options to consider. Your local Homewatch CareGivers can provide more information about: Private Long-Term Care InsuranceMost private long-term care insurance policies can be used for home care services. Private PayPrivate pay means an individual or their family will use existing savings and assets to cover the cost of home care services. VA Aid & AttendanceThis program provides monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for Qualified Veterans and Survivors These funds can be used to pay for home care services.Workers CompensationProvides services to employees injured in the course of employment that may include bathing, using the bathrooms, preparing meals, light housekeeping, and medication reminders. Other OptionsVarious grants and special funding may be available via local programs and projects, such as from your local/regional Area Agency on Aging, Alzheimers Association, etc. Options can vary by state, county, insurance plan, and eligibility. Not every Homewatch CareGivers office can process every type of payment source. If you or a loved one is in need of caregiving services, we encourage you to call us at (952) 260-6223 for more information regarding the cost of in-home care and financial options available. Frequently Asked Questions about Paying for In-Home Care Whats the average cost of a caregiver? The cost of services is different for each client based on many factors. Learn more about the average cost of home care in specific areas by visiting this resource. How much does the VA pay for in-home care? Depending on eligibility, the Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance Pension benefit may provide up to $1,794 per month for a veterans home care needs. Veterans spouses and survivors may also qualify for home care benefits. Will Medicare pay for in-home care? At this time, Medicare Parts A and B only offer funding for medically necessary skilled nursing care for homebound individuals. Elective services such as companion care and personal care do not qualify. Does Social Security pay for in-home care? Neither Supplemental Security Income (SSI) nor Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will pay for home care services directly. However, Social Security benefits can be used to pay a home care provider.For further information, please call Homewatch Caregivers Edina at 952-260-6223.
Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a fundamental aspect of being human. In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to overlook the wisdom and experiences of our seniors. By actively practicing empathy, we can bridge the generational gap and truly understand the valuable perspectives of our elders. Here are some best practices for listening and understanding senior voices, putting empathy into action.1. Be Present:When engaging with seniors, be fully present. Put away distractions like phones and other gadgets. Maintain eye contact and offer your full attention. By doing so, you convey that their thoughts and feelings matter.2. Practice Active Listening:Active listening involves not only hearing the words being spoken but also understanding the emotions behind them. Show that you are engaged by nodding, maintaining an open posture, and responding appropriately. Reflect back on what they've said to confirm your understanding and to show that their words are valued.3. Cultivate Patience:Seniors might take a bit more time to express themselves due to various reasons. Exercise patience, allowing them the necessary time to articulate their thoughts. Avoid interrupting; instead, create a safe space where they can communicate at their own pace.4. Empathetic Body Language:Non-verbal cues can communicate empathy effectively. Smile warmly, offer a comforting touch if appropriate, and use a gentle tone of voice. These gestures help in creating a sense of trust and understanding.5. Ask Open-Ended Questions:Encourage seniors to share their stories by asking open-ended questions. These questions invite detailed responses, allowing them to express themselves fully. Instead of asking, Did you have a good day?, try, What made your day special today?6. Show Respect:Respect is the cornerstone of empathy. Treat seniors with dignity and honor their opinions, even if you disagree. Acknowledge their life experiences, as they often offer invaluable lessons and insights.7. Be Mindful of Cultural Differences:Different cultures have unique ways of expressing emotions and thoughts. Be mindful of these differences, showing respect for cultural nuances. This understanding deepens your connection and demonstrates genuine empathy.8. Practice Empathetic Imagining:Empathetic imagining involves putting yourself in their shoes, trying to feel what they feel. Imagine the challenges they face and the triumphs they celebrate. This exercise enhances your empathy and strengthens your bond with them.Incorporating these practices into your interactions with seniors can foster a sense of belonging and mutual understanding. By valuing their voices and experiences, we not only honor their wisdom but also enrich our own lives with the lessons only age and experience can teach. Empathy in action is a powerful tool that can bridge gaps, fostering connections that transcend generations.