You know mom’s getting worse and you’re overwhelmed, with no time to even look for help. Don’t wait until you are running on empty and need help immediately to understand your choices, prioritize needs and know exactly how to select a qualified home health care provider.

There are experienced home health agencies licensed in Hawai‘i and accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest accrediting body in health care. A licensed and accredited agency meets state and national standards to provide safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Ask if your current or potential home care company is licensed.

Many families are surprised to learn about the significant differences between “home care,” and “home health care” agencies in Hawai‘i. Cynthia Baker, BSN, RN, recently explained in a workshop for seniors and caregivers, “Home health agencies that provide direct or indirect skilled nursing and therapeutic services are held to a higher standard and must be licensed and regulated in the State of Hawai‘i. By contrast, home care agencies are not licensed in the state. Both provide important, but very different services.”

There are many educational seminars being offered these days. As more seniors choose to age in place and be cared for at home, there is greater need for good information on managing the symptoms they may have from chronic disease to natural aging. “Kupuna love being educated, as it helps empower them and their quality of life,” said Baker.

 


Attention Plus Care, Accredited by The Joint Commission
1580 Makaloa St., Ste. 1060, Honolulu, HI 96814
808-739-2811 | www.attentionplus.com

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