In Home Care

In home care can be a wonderful way of bridging the gap for families that are needing intermittent or short-term care for your loved one. In home care can happen while the client is still living independently in their own home or that of a loved one. This option can be an option for setting up care while a family is away.

We work with agencies that have a strong track record for success. Any company that we refer our clients to are held to the state requirements of conducting business. As well as hold all necessary licensing and insurance obligations.

In home care services can assist with activities of daily living and depending on client evaluation may include meal preparation, laundry, linen service, light housekeeping, companionship as well as hands on assistance with dressing, toileting, showering, and medication assistance.

Cost of In-home care

In home care has many variables to cost. These rates can range anywhere from $18-$28 per hour and have a minimum number of hours required to receive aide.

We believe it’s important for each family to be educated on what option is best suited for their loved one. Please contact Platinum Senior Services if you are interested in receiving more information regarding In Home Care Services.

Respite Care

Respite care also known as short term care can be a great option for family members needing continuous care for a short period of time. This can be achieved in both small and large communities and are typically charged at a daily rate.

Respite care is bundled into all-inclusive rates. Each client will receive all assistance with their activities of daily living i.e. showering, med management, toileting, meal reminders, etc. As well as laundry, housekeeping, and activities.

When looking into respite care as a possible option it is important to know that communities will typically require a minimum stay. Currently we see communities that have requirements anywhere from 7-30 days.

Cost of Respite Care

Respite care has great variables for cost depending on the length of stay. You will see ranges of anywhere from $150-$375 per day depending on community.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living Communities are designed for adults over 60 years old and are often best suited for those that are still active and have a desire to participate in the activities the community offers. Clients will enjoy such things as chef prepared meals, transportation, live entertainment, 6-8 activities a day as well as having the ability to push a button for caregiver help. Such assistance may be dressing, showering, medication management, as well as other activities of daily living.

Cost of Assisted Living

Assisted Living communities have a wide range of costs. Prices can start at $3500 and go up based upon level of care of the potential resident. If you are interested in receiving more specific information regarding communities, their amenities and their prices please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our care coordinators.

Residential Care Homes

Residential Care homes also known as board and cares are small communities with up to 6 clients.

These communities are wonderful fits for clients that are needing a bit more 1:1 attention or those that like the quieter settings. In these communities you don’t typically see regularly scheduled activities however, there are exceptions to that. Meals are more catered around a specific client likes and dislikes and adjustments are often much easier to be had.

Cost of a residential care home

There are many variables in prices for board and cares/residential care homes. Dependent on level of care, location and staffing models can alter price points dramatically. Prices start at or around $3000 and go up from there.

If you are interested in receiving more specific information regarding communities, their amenities and their prices please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our care coordinators.

Dementia Care

Dementia Care can create a lot of challenges when looking at placement as there are lots of options out there. One factor that we use when placing clients is their cognitive abilities and what community is appropriate for them at the stage they currently are in as well as the community’s ability to be able to navigate the specific client’s future needs.

It is important to us when assessing and placing clients that not only is the client appropriate and comfortable in their new homes, but the family is as well. We believe that placement is a family affair and the more education and guidance we can provide increases the odds of a successful transition.

If your loved one is experiencing memory impairment, we would love to speak to you regarding the services that are offered.

If you are interested in receiving more specific information regarding communities, their amenities and their prices please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our care coordinators.

Please visit the Alzheimer’s Association and/or Alzheimer’s Aide Society websites for more information and resources as well as support groups in your area.

Hospice Care

Hospice care is a Medi-Care covered benefit and has specific criteria to qualify. Medicare dictates qualifying factors and a family member that is interested in getting additional information should speak directly to their primary care physician.

When exploring residential care home and/or assisted living communities the Department of Social Services requires the individual home to have a hospice waiver in order to accept or retain any client on hospice services.

It is important to work with a seasoned care coordinator to secure appropriate placement and to assure the community that you may be interested in has the appropriate state approved waivers.

If you are interested in receiving more specific information hospice services and how that affects placement or care, please reach out to one of our care coordinators.

Housing assistance and paying for care

Assisted Living and Residential Care homes are privately funded by families with few options for supplementation of funding. Although the options for funding are limited, identifying whether your loved one has long term care insurance and/or is a qualifying Veteran these can be applied towards the cost of care.

Veterans Benefits – Aide and Attendance benefits and housebound allowance

According to the Veterans Aid and attendance website the following is the criteria for qualifying:

Am I eligible for VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits as a Veteran or survivor?

If you get a VA pension and you meet at least one of the requirements listed below, you may be eligible for this benefit.

At least one of these must be true:

  • You need another person to help you perform daily activities, like bathing, feeding, and dressing, or
  • You have to stay in bed—or spend a large portion of the day in bed—because of illness, or
  • You are a patient in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability, or
  • Your eyesight is limited (even with glasses or contact lenses you have only 5/200 or less in both eyes; or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less)
Housebound benefits eligibility

If you get a VA pension and you spend most of your time in your home because of a permanent disability (a disability that doesn’t go away), you may be eligible for this benefit.

Note: You can’t get Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.

Please check out the VA website to identify whether you or your loved one could qualify for the above benefits

Rapid Response team

At Platinum Senior services we understand how important it is to assist the acute care settings in transitioning their patients into a lower level of care when it’s time. With a team assigned to specific territories we are proud to offer the following:

  1. Within 10 minutes you will be put in touch with a knowledgeable and educated staff member.
  2. Within 90 minutes Platinum Senior Services will have an on-site assessment completed. You can rest assured no matter what the complexity of the case, we have successfully transitioned and coordinated hundreds of patients to a lower level of care.
  3. We pride ourselves on few hospital bounce backs with our in depth knowledge of what patients need after an acute stay. We will assist in the coordination of home health, dme, community support, and family support to assure the community is equipped to handle the transitional points for optimal client success.
  4. We will immediately upon consent of the acute settings connect with the family to begin the educational aspect for them as well as coordinating tours as requested.
  5. Platinum Senior services follows patients for 90 days after discharge to assure placement continues to be appropriate again reducing the likelihood of a hospital re-admit.

Physician Navigator

Although Assisted Living communities are regulated by the Department of Social Services and are not medical we still consistently require physician guidance. Often times this need will arise when considering surgery or when a loved one has multiple providers and have multiple health concerns. It can not only be difficult to understand each physicians different opinion but also can play a role in further health decline.

Platinum Senior Services offers to you a private pay physician navigator to assist you and your loved ones in achieving optimization of healthcare. Our board certified physician can work with you to unravel the absorbent amount of information our seniors receive from their health care providers.

This is not a supplementation of your primary care physician but yet an in addition to your heath care team.

Dr. Andrea Tse is a board certified anesthesiologist with a background in health and wellness. She has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Her resume speaks volumes of her success and with that success she couples it with compassion and care for her patients.

Connect with us at Platinum Senior Services to see if this may benefit you or your loved ones.