Today, Medicare does not cover non-medical home care services. The exception to this is when a patient is eligible for Home Health Care (skilled nursing),continues to meet those criteria, and the home care services are provided by the Medicare certified Home Health Agency; there is a limit to how much home care will be covered. Medicaid offers some coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. In this case the agency used must be a certified Medicaid provider.ext.
Yes, but it depends on you type of coverage. With your approval, we will check your coverage and let you know the results. Please discuss further with a Guardian Care Manager.
Guardian is proud to offer a full range of non-medical and comprehensive medical home care services. Contact our office a team member can help you determine the specific services right for your situation.
Yes. Our care is always determined by what you need. Our Care Managers will work with you to create a plan of care specific to your individual needs.
Yes. We provide services to you wherever you call home. However, it’s best to discuss the details with a Guardian Care Manager.
We will transition with your loved one. We work with the family and the facility to continue providing the services you request.
Billing is done on a weekly basis. During the initial assessment details of your billing cycle will be clearly discussed.
Yes, we accept all major credit cards. Call our office to get payment options.
Guardian’s office staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When the office is closed, there is an on-call person available to help you.
If you hire privately, you become the employer of the caregiver. The following are just a few of the things you must take into consideration when hiring privately. Once you hire a caregiver privately, you are responsible for all state and federal payroll taxes. You must obtain Workers Compensation Insurance or make sure your private caregiver comes with insurance. If not, you could be responsible for any injuries claimed to have happened while working at your home. How will you pay for any claims of disability if they are filed against you? What happens if the private person doesn’t show up for work? Are you prepared to stay home and take care of your loved one? If the care is for you, are you prepared to be left alone without care if the caregiver does not show up? Are you capable of running a comprehensive, national criminal background check? Is the private caregiver bonded against theft?
These are only some of the challenges to hiring privately. With Guardian, you do not have to worry about any of these issues.
The best in-home care agencies respond immediately to your home care needs. They should have someone available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They should guarantee that services will always be provided. Their employees should be bonded against theft. The attendants should be company employees, not contract employees. They should screen their employees and have national criminal background checks run on each of them. No one should ever show up at your home without an introduction and agency identification. They should provide periodic visits to your home in order to check on their employee and to make sure that you are happy with the services you’re receiving.
Based on your needs and requests, we can provide a caregiver immediately or at your convenience.
Yes. If requested, Guardian will arrange a meeting with a pre-selected caregiver. If at any time or for any reason you want to change caregivers, we will do so at no charge until you are completely satisfied.
That’s why we employ the GUARDIAN CARES team approach. If your family’s caregiver is unavailable for any reason, another is made immediately available.
All of our caregivers have successfully passed a thorough reference and national criminal background check and are bonded and insured. We match your specific needs and requests to the skills and background of each caregiver to find the ideal companion.