Carewatchers, is a elder/senior care facility placement and referral agency. We are exclusive to senior care facilities, senior in-home care agencies, senior living communities and senior adult day care health centers. Carewatchers does not receive a referral fee from any of our senior care options. And our service is free to the family member looking to place their loved one in a long-term care facility.
Carewatchers is a nationwide organization that offers a unique, supportive, and compassionate process in helping you choose the best senior care option for your loved one. Carewatchers works with a nationwide network of specialized senior care facilities, in-home care agencies and adult day care health centers that take pride in maintaining quality care and protecting resident's rights.
Our first role helps families find the appropriate senior facility, senior adult day care center, in-home care agency or independent living community. When a family is faced with having to place a loved one in a senior facility, it’s a very difficult time. When your family is coping with a loved one with a progressive disease such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or other health conditions, considering senior facilities and care agencies is not easy. Carewatchers offers experience, knowledge and compassion to help you through a complicated process.
Our second role is to help senior care facilities and agencies fill their vacancies and receive clients. Keeping facilities full of residents and agencies with clients can be challenging for both. We help providers by sending them referrals and marketing their facilities in our database. It is important that we match the resident or client to the right facility or agency. Carewatchers does not list facilities that have violations for abuse, neglect or violating resident's rights.
There comes a time when a loved one becomes uncomfortable with living alone due to the possibilities of falling, getting sick, safety issues, forgetting to take medications, loneliness, poor nutrition, or difficulty taking care of household responsibilities. It is important to recognize these signs early and work with your loved one to determine the appropriate senior living situation.
There is a broad array of senior housing options available to seniors from staying in your own home to specialized facilities that provide round-the-clock nursing care. To begin planning for a new living situation one must first be aware of the different options available and to learn which type will best suit your needs. Below we have provided information on each senior option.
After your initial contact with Carewatchers, one of our senior advisors will need a medical report, financial care budget and what the social/cultural needs are depending on the senior care option. The medical report is needed to inform the provider of the level of care that will be required. The financial information of your care budget informs us if you will pay privately, if you have long-term care insurance or if you will need to apply for Medicaid. You'll be asked to select the city which is most convenient for you and your loved ones.
Once you have chosen your desired location, with your permission your information is sent to our three specialized senior housing facilities. After their review, appointments to tour the facilities are arranged. If you prefer, we can provide you with the information of these three providers for you to follow up with. Once you've selected a facility, a medical assessment will be done to determine the level of care and cost of that care.
There are two types of adult day care. First there are adult day care centers which focus on social interaction with adults and older persons. The second type is called adult day health care (ADHC) providing adults with chronic medical conditions and/or disabilities that are at risk.
Hospice care is more than a place of care, hospice is a unique kind of care for people with advanced illnesses. Hospice care is a specialized care that accepts dying as the final natural stage of life, neither to speed up the dying process nor postpone it.
A typical assisted living facility resident would usually be an elder/senior citizen who does not need the level of care offered by a skilled nursing facility. Assisted living facilities provide more companionship and some assistance in day-to-day living.
Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing can vary widely, from apartment-style living to freestanding homes. These communities are for seniors who need little or no care.
Continuing care communities are a combination of memory care facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. CCRC's are owned by private companies and staffed to provide a "continuum of care". There are three basic types of contracts for care in a CCRC.
Our home care referral agency will help clients find in-home care also known as home care, home health care and private duty home care. In-home care is considered non-skilled which means non- medical, home care and home health care is skilled medical.