Can I afford in-home care? How much does it cost? Home care costs vary depending on the services needed. We typically charge from $18 – $25 an hour with a three-hour minimum. At EFS, we base our rates on the level of caregiving skill required for our clients to receive the optimal quality of care. We also offer care advisory services to help with determination of external services required
What is a Care Advisor?
What technologies are available to help me stay at home?
What is your philosophy of care; what is your mission statement?
What type of family caregiver support do you offer?
What makes Extended Family Services different? Why should I use you over another agency? We specialize in the full spectrum of home-based, private duty caregiving services. We are locally owned and because we live and socialize in the community, we have the highest level of client and community responsibility. We offer a unique model including detailed assessments, engaged, experienced caregivers, customized care plans, reliable communication, oversight and most importantly a heart and passion for service, every day.
Do you set up and identify a clear plan of care? If so, how is this set up and what does it include? How do we communicate and modify as care needs change? Yes, we are unique in this process of assessing for the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and goals of our clients. We develop a comprehensive care plan that is delivered to the client within the first week of service. This care plan specifies needs and goals, and how we will implement meeting those goals. A communication section for the family/caregiver to write/read as well as our Family Care Coordinator to monitor. This document becomes a permanent record of the office. Long Term Care Insurance companies sometimes require these notes as well. There is also a resource section specific to each individual, for educational purposes of the caregiver.