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Do you often find yourself confused over the many healthcare choices at hand? A loved one falls ill and you feel overwhelmed enough with the situation. Now, you have to face making decisions about care management – a matter which many of us are uneducated or unfamiliar with.

At Assisted Homecare Services Corp., we have gathered the most commonly asked questions and provided their answers. Pleases scroll down below and if your question is not among those listed, feel free to call us at 773-262-0432.

What is home care?

It’s care received in the home instead of in places such as nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities or hospitals.​ There are two types of care: Skilled care – refers to care provided by a licensed home health care agency. These skilled care services includes medical and nursing care, pain and medication management, and assistance with medical supplies and equipment, and may also include physical, speech and occupational therapy.

Non-Skilled care – refers to non-medical care. This type of care usually involves assistance with activities of daily living, which includes bathing, toileting, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping and providing companionship.

How do you select your caregivers?

All members of our Care Team are interviewed in person and must meet our hiring guidelines. Their references are checked:

  • are screened for criminal and record history
  • must meet the requirements of the Healthcare Worker Background Act of the state of Illinois
  • Fingerprinting
How are caregivers supervised?
We have a Registered Nurse on staff who is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of each caregiver. The owners of Assisted Homecare Services Corporation are licensed and certified in the healthcare profession. Each caregiver prior to assignment, goes through thorough orientation of company policies and procedures, safety issues within and outside of the home, guidelines for emergency response and completes the in-service training as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Are caregiver services covered by insurance?
Medicare and traditional supplemental insurance policies do not cover non-medical services. However, many long term insurance polieis do cover our services and often pay a portion of the rate charged. We can assist you in filing these long term insurance claims.​
Why shouldn’t we hire a caregiver on our own?
Hiring your caregiver privately and on your own, you or the responsible family member would be required to perform the following duties and activities: 1) filing payroll (federal and state) tax liabilities; 2) performing employment verification and background screening functions; 3) providing insurance coverage for General Liability, Workers Compensation and Bonding. These functions are performed for you by Assisted Homecare Services Corporation at no extra charge to you.