Frequently Asked Questions About Our Senior Home Care Services
Read more about questions from our San Ramon Families about Home Helpers Home Care of Danville & Walnut Creek
Are You Licensed?
Yes! We are licensed by the California Department of Social Services to perform Home Care Services (#074700011). As a licensed agency, we adhere to strict guidelines regarding information disclosure, background checks, the training and supervision of caregivers, plan of care documentation and service standards, among other regulations.
I've Never Had a Caregiver. How Does It Work?
The caregivers are there so that you can remain independent in your home. We will develop a “care plan” together. The caregivers will carry out the plan. Will they be preparing meals, taking you to appointments, doing light housework or simply providing companionship? It’s up to you and it can change whenever you want it to!
What Happens If I Don't Like the Caregiver?
Although we strive for a perfect fit every time, there are situations where the client/caregiver relationship fails to develop as expected. You can change caregivers at any time.
Am I Required to Commit to a Minimum Number of Hours Per Day or Per Week?
Yes. You can use us 4 hours per visit or 24 hours a day. You can have a caregiver 30 hours this week and 10 hours next week. It’s all up to you. We are very flexible. Of course, to retain the same caregiver, it is always better to have a regular schedule.
Will I Have the Same Caregiver Each Time?
Yes, as long as you have a regular schedule.
Are Your Services Available in Retirement Communities, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities?
Absolutely! We provide care anywhere it is needed.
Will the Caregivers Eat My Food?
No, they bring their own snacks and meals.
Do You Have Live-In Caregivers?
Yes, in addition to our live-out caregivers, we have caregivers that can live in your home 24 hours a day.
Who Pays the Caregivers?
The caregivers are our employees and we are solely responsible for paying for their services. We also pay all payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, and Workers Compensation insurance.
How Often Do You Bill Me?
We will bill you every two weeks. You can pay by check, automatic account withdrawal (ACH) or credit card. If you have long-term care insurance, we will send all the required documents to the insurance. You pay us and the insurance will reimburse you.
Does It Cost Anything to Set Up an Introductory Meeting With You?
No! There is never a charge to have us come out and meet you. It is important for you to meet us face-to-face in order to feel confident in our ability to provide care for you or your loved one.
Ready to talk with one of our San Ramon team members? Give us a call at (925) 261-7007!