Frequently Asked Questions
CareTime Elder Care Management Services provides in home non-medical personal care services. We believe that people prefer to be at home. All of our Caregivers provide care and services directed by you the client. We document your request and needs in our system and this is what the caregivers use until you make changes to your list of tasks and requests. You and your caregiver decide what and how to make them happen. They assist with fall prevention, medication management, proper nutrition and hydration, light housekeeping, shopping, and personal care/ grooming needs. All of our care is consumer directed. We can also provide Geriatric care management services to assist with navigating the confusing maze of care options, upon request.
YES! And this is a great thing to provide for your loved one whether they are in a hospital setting or need some special assistance in a facility.
Our owner is an RN Certified Case Manager with 30 years of geriatric experience. She believes it is always best to have a trained eye on an elderly person. The subtle changes that can lead to big problems are less likely when the caregiver has a good solid base of medical knowledge, And an RN to oversee and act on their concerns.
Simply call the office, at (352) 624-0570, and our RN Case Manager will set up a face to face visit at your convenience same day or within 24 hours. She will perform a home safety assessment, gather pertinent information and requested services along with preferences on caregiver, diet, errands, lists of appointment and physicians.
** We are locally owned and operated; not a franchise, we can make decisions based on your needs and wishes, not the policy of a large corporation in another state.!
Our experience has been that the average cost for CareTime is about 1/3 the cost of an Assisted Living Facility and less than 1/4 of what skilled care would cost. CareTime works hand in hand with local Home Health Agencies, Hospice and many other organizations to bring in all the necessary care and equipment for maintaining safety at home. Many of these options are covered 100% by Medicare; Hourly private duty care is private pay, but may also be covered in whole or part by Long Term Care Insurance if the client has such a policy.
We have successfully transitioned many seniors from a facility to home. Some have even come back home when they have surpassed the level of care that an assisted living facility offers. This is not always possible but we will make appropriate assessments and recommendations to find the right solution for your loved ones.