About Home Services Personal Care & Companionship
Home care encompasses a range of professional support services that enable individuals to maintain their safety and independence within their own homes. Castor’s home care services cater to various needs, including aiding seniors in achieving independent living, assisting those managing chronic health conditions, aiding post-medical recovery, or supporting individuals with special needs or disabilities. Our skilled caregivers offer both short-term and long-term care solutions based on individual requirements, ensuring enhanced quality of life. Home care serves as a vital tool to promote safety, security, and increased autonomy, as well as the effective management of ongoing medical conditions.
It’s important to note that not all home care providers offer the complete spectrum of services. Castor stands as a comprehensive home care solutions provider, delivering a wide array of services and essential products that foster safe and independent living for you or your loved ones within the comfort of home.
In terms of insurance and payment options, personal care and companionship services are typically covered through private payments, long-term care insurance, or Medicaid. Other potential payment sources include long-term care insurance, health insurance, veterans’ benefits, and worker’s compensation. Castor is dedicated to accommodating diverse payment methods and is committed to collaborating with all payor sources, while also providing guidance on the most cost-effective service options for families.
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Why Choose Castor?
With a legacy spanning over 30 years, serving both rural and suburban areas, our commitment to the community is deeply ingrained. Our team of 100+ caregivers possesses specialized training that reflects in the exceptional care they provide within your home. Our genuine passion for helping others attain independence, ensuring safety, and fostering an improved quality of life is a core part of our identity. Serving others isn’t just a duty, but our utmost priority and the source of our greatest satisfaction.
The Impact of Well-Matched Caregivers: At Castor, our emphasis is on building meaningful relationships and cultivating kindness. This distinctive approach is what sets our one-on-one care apart for clients and makes caregiving truly rewarding. We take the time to understand you – your preferences, habits, interests, and more – through thorough initial assessments and ongoing interactions. This allows our caregivers not only to possess the necessary skills and expertise to meet your needs, but also to be a seamless personal fit. For many clients, their caregivers evolve into an extended family, creating an invaluable connection that truly matters.
Our Home Services include:
If it’s become more challenging to manage daily personal activities or housekeeping tasks, our trained and experienced home health aides can assist you. Or Perhaps you need help with getting to the shopping or to a doctor’s appointment, or maybe your parents have dementia and need a companion to keep them living safely at home. Castor is here for you as a complete home care service provider. We offer:
- Bathing, grooming, using the toilet, and dressing
- Meal planning and preparation
- Light housekeeping, laundry, and running errands
- Companionship and conversation
- Provide a safe environment
- Assist with or prepare healthy meals
- Provide reminders for appointments
- Escort to appointments or other activities
- Document daily progress
- Aide with reading
- Maintain a calendar
- Make beds and change linens
- Take care of a pet
- Properly answer the door and telephone
- Pick-up and organize mail
- Check medication and food expirations
- Prepare grocery list
- Go or assist with grocery shopping
- Assist with bill paying
- Oversee home deliveries
- Plan visits or outings
POST-OPERATIVE CARE & SPECIALIZED CARE
Does your elderly loved one need extra care after post-operative procedure?
Here are some of the many in home care services we provide:
- Assist with bathing and grooming
- Help with proper lifting and reaching
- Assist with clothing selection and dressing
- Aid and assist with walking in and outdoors
- Taking detailed notes at their doctors’ appointments
- Medication reminders
When your loved one needs specialized in home care, we are here to help with the following with fully trained professionals:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
- Hospice and Cancer Care
- Diabetes Care
- Incontinence Care
- Stroke Care
- Respite Care
- Parkinson’s Care
- And many more conditions
We provide a thorough one-on-one assessment to provide care for some of the many post-operative procedures below either by working with our skilled nursing team or home services team:
- Hip Replacements
- Knee Replacements
- Shoulder Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Cardiac Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Prostate Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Cataract or Eye Surgery
Our skilled and trained professionals include:
Our Home Services staff include Certified Nurse aides (CNA) and Homemakers/Caregivers
We implement a very high standard to bring our employees into our agency. Here are some of our hiring standards.
- Preferences to hire employees referred by our current employees or patient’s family.
- 100% drug free environment and every employee goes through the drug testing (policy to do random drug testing) before they start employment
- Multiple layers of interview and experience validation
- High standards on reference checks
- Thorough checks on background and negligence / incident reports.
- Training the employees with the other employees in the home already prior to start the service
- Electronic charting training to accurately chart the condition
- Competitive compensation and retention strategy to keep the nurses to a specific family.
- Over 350 online training courses for our nurses to update their skill sets.
- Access to Castor’s own medical supplies to the nurse to educate on the medical equipment
- Castor’s Health Institute offers custom training to all our staff on as needed basis