Striving to refer the most qualified and best matched caregivers to help you self-manage your care.
What is the difference between “skilled” and “unskilled” care?
Unskilled (non-medical) care generally refers to companion and personal care activities, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, as well as assistance with meal preparation, light housekeeping, and running errands. It could also include medication reminders, assistance with ambulation, and transportation to medical appointments. These types of services are typically provided by Personal Care Aides (PCA), Home Health Aides (HHA) or Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Skilled medical care is provided by licensed professionals, including nurses, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, mental health professionals and hospice care. Skilled medical services are ordered by a physician, and care follows a specific plan under the supervision of a physician, registered nurse or therapist for a determinate period of time based on medical need. Skilled medical care in the home can provide a comforting alternative to a hospital or nursing home stay. Skilled care is typically covered by insurance, while non-skilled services are generally paid privately.
How much does it cost to engage an in-home caregiver?
Does long-term care insurance cover in-home care?
What is the difference between Your Life Referral Service and the other companies referring in-home caregivers?
Do caregivers referred by YouLife Referral Service work under a “plan of care” the same as those used in nursing homes and hospitals?
YourLife Referral Service does not create a “plan of care.” It will meet with you to ascertain the type of caregiver and the type of home care YOU initially request, to enable it to refer to you caregivers who best match your preferences. But once you commence working with a referred caregiver, you and the caregiver will determine the home-care arrangement you desire or, in other words, a daily life plan. The caregivers YourLife Referral Service seeks to refer are those who are highly attentive to a client’s medical needs, but their main focus is on enhancing a client’s quality of life by assisting with the execution of activities, etc. that bring meaning and joy to the client.
How does YourLife Referral Service select the caregivers to refer to a client?
I’m uncomfortable allowing strangers in my home to care for my wife. How do I know the person at my door was actually referred by your company and that we’ll be safe?
As a client, what is my ability to discharge caregivers?
What is my ability to terminate a contract?
As I age, I realize that I need help with more aspects of my daily routine. My kids all live out of town and I would like to stay in my home.
My husband recently signed up for Hospice services but we’re finding that we need more help than they provide. Can we avail ourselves of your referral services even though Hospice is involved in his care?
I worry about leaving my husband alone while I work the night shift since he gets up several times during the night to use the bathroom. I’m afraid he’s going to fall.
I’m going out of town for a week or two and have no one to care for my wife in my absence. Do you refer caregivers for short-term engagements?
My husband and I would like to go on vacation but I’m not comfortable caring for his needs by myself while we are away. Can referred caregivers travel?
Nothing but good things to say about YourLife Referral Service. Very professional staff and great caregiver referrals. A life changer for my father who was able to regain a portion of his life back, and I was able to gain the confidence that he would always be looked after properly.
Thank you very much for referring a wonderful caregiver to my mother in her final weeks. It meant so much to be able to keep her home. Thank you!
Just want to thank you for all the compassion and care [my husband] and I received from the caregiver you referred. It was a pleasure to deal with you under some difficult circumstances!
We Can Help
Whether you need additional assistance, but wish to stay in your home, or live in a facility and need extra attention, we endeavor to refer screened and credential-verified caregivers who match your expressed preferences and can help with your home-care needs.