Services

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 their loved one. This option can be utilized while the client is still living independently in their own home or that of a loved one. In home care can also sere as a temporary care option while a family is away.

We commit to working with agencies that continually prove their success within the industry. When referring a client, we ensure all California State business requirements are upheld by the company and verify 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, and may include hands-on assistance with dressing, toileting, showering, and medication assistance, depending on client assessment.

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 aid.

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, or “Short Term” care, can be a great option for family members who need 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 services can assist with activities of daily living including toileting, showering, medication assistance, and meal reminders. Depending on client evaluation, services may include laundry, housekeeping, and other related activities.

When considering respite care as a possible option,  it is important to note that short term care communities will typically require a minimum stay of approximately 7 to 30 days.

Cost of Respite Care

Typically, respite care is bundled into all-inclusive rates which include room, board, and care services. The cost of stay depends greatly on the level of care assessment, however, costs may range from $250 to $350 per day, depending on the selected care community.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living Communities are designed for adults ages 59 years and over 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 access to immediate caregiver assistance. Such assistance may include various activities of daily living, dressing, showering, and medication management.

Cost of Assisted Living

Costs for Assisted Living Communities may vary depending on level of care required, with lowest monthly costs beginning at $4,000 per month. 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 that typically house up to six residents.

These communities are recommended for residents that require more one-on-one care or those that prefer a quieter setting. Typically, Residential Care Homes do not offer regularly scheduled activities, but programs like customized meal plans are often available.

Cost of a Residential Care Home

Costs for Residential Care Homes or Board-and-Cares will vary depending on level of care, location, and staffing models. Lowest monthly costs start at $3,000 per month and increase with care preference.

Dementia or Memory Care

When placing a loved one in Memory Care, we understand that there are many options to choose from. We use many factors to influence placement including a client’s cognitive ability and a community’s ability to navigate a client’s future needs.

One of our main goals when assessing and placing clients is considering not only the needs of the client, but of the family as well. We believe that placement in a new home is a family affair that requires proper education, guidance, and support in order to increase the rate of success and transition.

If your loved one is experiencing memory impairment or if you are interested in receiving more specific information regarding communities, their amenities and costs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our care coordinators.

For more information regarding memory loss related to Alzheimer’s, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association or the Alzheimer’s Aid Society websites to access resources and support groups in your area.

Hospice Care

Hospice provides end-of-life care that addresses a patient’s needs while focusing in improving the individual’s quality of life. Specialized services include symptom management, spiritual and emotional support, and psychosocial intervention. Hospice care must be ordered by a physician; care homes that offer services are required by law to have a hospice waiver in order to provide care for hospice care patients.

Contact us for more information including Medicare, hospice waivers, and placement.

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.

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.

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