Do you have a loved one nearing that stage of their life who may be in need of loving and caring home healthcare services?  If you answered yes, the team here at RVNAhealth understands full well the many questions and challenges you may now be faced with.

How To Find & Hire A Home Health Care Aide, Or Visiting Nurse In Sharon, Connecticut

Choosing the best home healthcare agency to provide for your loved one, though somewhat straightforward, can also be a bit of a challenge to many.  This important decision-making task requires you to perform extensive research on a number of agencies which can take a great deal of time on your part.  Research is imperative to finding the perfect agency fit that meets with the personal needs of your family and aging loved one.  Choosing the ideal agency provides you with the comfort of knowing the best care will be rendered to your loved one, day in and day out. 

 When performing your agency due diligence be sure to search out multiple references in your effort to locate and hire the most suitable healthcare agency for your loved one.  References are one way of familiarizing yourself with the history, reputation and credentials of each healthcare agency.

Arranging For Home Visits

We all know how challenging giving care to an elder family member can be, but it is certainly a challenge you need not meet on your own.  There are a vast number of healthcare agencies in Connecticut that serve the town of Sharon and many of its adjacent towns as well.  The real challenge is not in the care provided to your loved one, but rather in choosing the ideal healthcare agency to meet your family needs.  Here at RVNAhealth our dedicated team is on hand to provide all the specialized care and treatment your loved one needs.   We understand that decisions can sometimes be made in haste, but want to assure all our valued clients that when you choose our team of professionals you are putting your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry. 

 When reaching out to our agency or any other healthcare agency, it is important that you ask all the right questions so as to accumulate important data you need to make an informed decision.  Asking specific questions can help you choose the appropriate agency and feel comfortable with that decision.

Specific Health Care Questions

There are a wide range of informative questions you can ask.  With that said, the team here at RVNAhealth wants to share some useful questions that will assist you in your decision making.  Be sure to ask additional questions that are specific to your individual needs as well.  Here are some important questions that can provide you with needed insight about any healthcare agency:

  • What specific skills does the agency’s home health caregivers have to offer?
  • Do the providers participate in continuing education courses?
  • If the patient isn’t happy with their assigned provider, can they ask for a replacement caregiver?
  • What metrics are used to monitor the patient’s care and medical progress?
  • Are the patient’s medications reviewed during the course of treatment?
  • On what basis is a treatment plan created?
  • How often are treatment plans reassessed?
  • Are the health care wishes of the patient included and respected?
  • Are the home health providers licensed and insured?
  • What specific services are provided beyond in-home treatment?

Connecticut Insurance And Billing Questions

Medicare pays for in-home health care for a short period of time. Typically, private insurance fills in any gaps that medicare won’t cover. Also, private insurance can pay for care that goes past the period of time that medicare covers.

With this said, it’s important to ensure that one’s insurance plan is accepted. If the provider bills the insurance company directly, this should be noted as well.

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    If you are faced with the important decision of choosing a healthcare agency for your loved one, then look no further than the professionals here at RVNAhealth.  Our healthcare professionals stand ready to meet your every need, from light housekeeping and laundry assistance to medical care and rehabilitation therapy.  Simply give a shout out to one of our team today to discuss the healthcare needs of your precious loved one!