The elderly and seniors often do not need medical related caretakers to assist in their daily activities. Non-medical home care is a service that helps those in need by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) in order to continue living life from the comfort of his or her own home. A family’s financial, social, and health situation will often determine which environment is chosen when faced with the tough decision between an assisted living facility or a home caretaker. Depending on your loved one’s needs, a family may opt for him or her to receive non-medical in home care to provide them with services throughout the day when a relative is unable to attend to their needs.
Regardless of the type of home care service family and friends research, non-medical in home care is a key part in supporting the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, & meal preparation that will enable a senior to stay at home. Select Home Care offices across the country help support elderly clients with personal care, homemaking, and companionship services to keep them safe and comfortable. When selecting the right caretaker to watch over a family member, it is essential to know that the agency correctly adheres to all laws and regulations.
The latest bill that has been making its way through committees in the California Assembly would allow the Home Care Services Act of 2013 to establish licensing and regulatory requirements for the state’s non-medical, private home care industry. If passed, Assembly Bill 322, sponsored by Aging and Long-Term Care Committee Chair Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), would charge the California Department of Social Services (DSS) with implementing the law that would require minimum training standards and provider background checks. Beginning January 1, 2016, home caregivers, who provide in-home, non-medical services to elders and people with disabilities, would need to be licensed by DSS. Home care aides and organizations that violate the law would face a penalty of $400 a day.
The bill defines non-medical home care as services that include bathing, dressing, feeding, exercising, personal hygiene, assisting with self-administered medication, meal preparation, laundry, and companionship.
Under the Home Care Services Act of 2013, DSS would also be required to:
- Establish procedures for receiving, investigating, and resolving complaints against home care services providers.
- Assemble a list of licensed home care providers available on its web site.
- Assess licensing, renewal, and other fees for home care providers sufficient to cover the cost of the program.
Select Home Care is independently owned and operated by experienced healthcare professionals. Our caregivers go through rigorous background checks and receive continuous education in the care of seniors. The company offers 24-hour care to senior citizens; services that run the gamut: helping seniors with hygiene, personal care, prepping meals, monitoring medication, and addressing memory loss such as dementia. It is the company’s principle belief to abide by any and all government regulations and licensing. Select Home Care is preparing for the necessary course of applications and actions if the bill does pass. Regardless of laws, the clients, patients, elderly and family members alike, are the driving force on doing the very best job utilizing extremely high quality of standards, to ensure a successful and beneficial service.
Select Home Care in Westlake Village is a leader in offering premier 24 hour care, hospice care, dementia home care, and companionship cares for seniors. Trusted by healthcare professionals, Select Home Care serves a vital role in helping people live more independent lives outside of institutions and keeping them closer to their families. For more information on selecting the right senior home care or about Select Home Care’s senior care services, please call 800-993-1657or visit selecthomecare.com.