How do I determine what level of care I need?
We always encourage a phone call so we can ask questions to better match your care level needs. However, Take Care provides two levels of hands-on care: skilled and personal care. When you meet with a Registered Nurse New Services member, you’ll learn the appropriate level and frequency of care you need. All caregivers are employees of Take Care, not independent contractors.
Our skilled caregivers are either Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). They provide physical and cognitive assessments for you and report their observations to you, your family, and your physician, if warranted. Skilled Nurses provide hands-on care and socialization by transporting you to diversional activities, and may accompany you to a physician appointment and ensure you have up-to-date medical information. The Skilled Nurse also educates you and your family about the medications you’re taking, and can help you administer them.
Perhaps you need assistance setting up your daily medications, a skilled nurse can do that for you.
Our personal caregivers are Home Health Aides (HHAs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who provide hands-on care that includes assistance with bathing, toileting, ambulating, range-of-motion, and transfers.
Do you find a trip to Publix every week is exhausting? Let an HHA or CNA caregiver review your shopping list with you, shop for you, and return to fully stock your kitchen and pantry. They can even prepare meals for the day, or next day as well.
Perhaps you love to lunch with your girlfriends, but you’re finding it more challenging to get in and out of your car safely. Do you find the actual driving and navigating the busy traffic is so energy depleting that lunch isn’t as fun as you remember? Let an HHA or CNA help you into your car, they can drive you safely to your lunch engagement, and get you back home safely.