Answers to Question SeniorHome Care:
How do I know it’s time to get help for my aging parents?
Our free assessment can help you make a decision about senior home care. But many times, a loss of health and mobility leads to isolation and loneliness and an eventually a loss of independence. At Real McCoy Home Care, we can help your parents make the tasks of everyday living easier so that they can maintain their independence and focus on things that they enjoy.
How much does personal care cost?
The cost of in-home care can vary based on the type of service needed, time of day it is provided, and where it is delivered. We provide a free assessment to evaluate needs and determine costs. We then discuss with our clients the service options and cost prior to the commencement of service. Our commitment is to provide you with the most appropriate and cost-effective program of care to ensure your complete satisfaction. You never pay for assessments.
Is home care right for me, or my parent?
When everyday activities of living become difficult, unsafe, or distract you from the things that you enjoy, then personal care is often the answer. It also provides an effective solution to maintaining independence while aging at home instead of moving into a care facility.
I live out of state; can you work with my aging mom?
At Real McCoy Home Care, we want to be an extension of quality care that often comes directly from family members. Even if you are not close by we can regularly communicate with any family members that are authorized by the service agreement.
Are we licensed and insured?
All caregivers at Real McCoy Home Care are licensed by the state of Georgia to provide personal care. In addition, all of our caregivers are covered by both liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.
How do we screen employees?
All caregivers are licensed by the state of Georgia and have passed a criminal background check. In addition, they must pass Real McCoy Home Care’s proprietary caregiver screening process that assures they have the skills, training, and talent to become a member of our team.
Do we have a minimum number of hours per day or days per week?
Yes, in order to attract the best caregivers we need to provide them with fair compensation. So we ask for a minimum of 3 hours per day. However, there is no minimum number of days per week. That being said, we can often accommodate unique requests; for example wake up/turn down service. Please give us a call to discuss these situations.
Am I locked into a long-term contract?
There is no long-term agreement with Real McCoy Home Care.
Will I have the same caregiver all the time?
Clients and caregivers often develop supportive and collaborative relationships that can be beneficial for everyone. There are times however that the caregiver is unavailable due to sickness, vacation, etc. In that case, we will temporarily meet your needs with another of our highly qualified caregivers.
What happens if I don’t like my caregiver?
We do everything we can to make sure that our well-trained caregivers treat you with the care, respect, and compassion that you would get from a trusted family member, but if a client is unhappy with a caregiver we will work to find another that more closely meets the clients' needs.
What about Medicare, veterans assistance private long-term insurance?
Medicare does not typically cover the cost of companion care or personal care. At this time, we only accept direct payments from clients and their families.
Can I hire the CNA away from Real McCoy Home Care?
Our caregivers are valuable members of our team. We invest into screenings, background checks, and insurance to ensure that you get the best in professional caregivers. We provide our caregivers career opportunities and we provide you carefully screened, well-trained caregivers. Therefore, the service agreement that you sign as a client, and the employment agreement that the caregiver signs, both prohibit caregivers from directly working for current and former clients.