CareForce In Home Care Services
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Professional caregivers assist with the non-medical tasks that a person cannot safely or comfortably do alone. Examples of the type of help usually provided by Home Care aides include:
Each care management case begins with a comprehensive assessment, where our RNs and MSWs work with our clients to establish outcomes goals. During this assessment, CareForce evaluates home safety conditions, and determines which, if any, of the following services are necessary:
Your doctor’s orders or your plan of care for home care may require that certain nursing tasks be performed in order for you or your loved one to stay safely in your home:
Deciding if or how home care should be provided to you or a loved one can be one of the most important, yet confusing, decisions you may face with advancing age or changes in health status.
Many people have limited knowledge about the types of care available, and the issues to consider in selecting an in-home care provider. This decision can be challenging at best and frustrating, frightening, or overwhelming at its worst. Often, our clients in Seattle, Bellevue or Everett face this decision during a time when there are a host of other concerns in their lives. We believe that you should make your decision with as much information as you need and
Our Home Care Specialists are trained to help you fully explore the care options available to you. If it appears that home care is appropriate, we can arrange an on-site assessment at your convenience.
Skilled Nursing Care
Many nursing tasks should only be performed by an appropriately trained and licensed nurse to comply with the law and to ensure patient safety. Examples of skilled nursing services are injections, wound care or medication management (see our page on nurse delegation for the distinction between medication assistance and medication management).
Some people may choose to go to their doctor’s office or a local clinic to have the required nursing tasks performed. For others, this is too difficult or simply not convenient.
Your doctor, the nurse that you meet during your home care assessment or your geriatric care manager, can discuss these options with you. You will want to consider what is possible, the cost and the convenience of the various ways to meet your medical needs. CareForce has experienced home health nurses available to help with these tasks. Our nurses can assist by arranging for use of nurse delegation (when appropriate), or by scheduling skilled nursing visits to ensure that you receive the quality health care that you need.
Nurse Delegation is a service authorized by Washington State Law that is used to delegate certain nursing tasks to properly trained and licensed nursing assistants and home health aides at CareForce. These tasks may include:
- Oral medication administration
- Eye or ear drop administration
- Rectal suppository administration
- Tube feeding administration
- Simple, clean wound care
- Application of prescription creams or lotions to the skin
- Straight catheterization
- Other tasks deemed appropriate by the RN
Most people will find themselves at a point in their life where they have to face the daunting task of providing care for an aging parent or loved one. Finding the right care can feel like a lonely process, but you don’t have to be alone. CareForce Care Managers are dedicated to providing the best options to anyone they speak with—even if that means sending you to another care provider. At CareForce, we value our community no matter where they end up.
Because we know that 85% of people over 65 years old will experience a fall, and that 50% of those people will fall again, CareForce has adopted the nationally recognized Fall Risk Assessment Program.
To improve the safety of our clients, CareForce uses an evidence-based process to:
1. Complete a thorough fall-risk evaluation during each client’s assessment.
2. Automatically enroll any client at an elevated risk for falls as a member of our fall-risk reduction program.
3. Insert a special set of guidelines into the individualized plan of care that includes careful monitoring procedures.
One of the most worrisome things about a loved one who needs home care living alone is the possibility of an accident or medical emergency happening with no one else around.
CareForce understands that this is a very real concern, and we want to help ease your stress.
You or your loved one can enjoy the added security of a genuine Lifeline medical alarm system installed in your home, often within hours. Should you have a fall or household accident, help is available with just the press of a button. We now offer the same systems that have enabled millions of people to live with greater confidence, peace of mind, and dignity in their own homes—all for little more than a dollar a day. No wonder Lifeline’s personal-response service is the most trusted choice of hospitals, professional caregivers, and families like yours.
Lifeline services can be installed in your home any day of the year. We know of no other Lifeline provider in the greater Seattle area that can make good on that promise. That’s just the way we do business at CareForce: we serve our clients the way we would expect to be served.
“The service was a real lifesaver for me when I fell and broke my hip in the middle of the night and couldn’t get up. The button rescued me. It is always around my neck. It makes my family feel better even though they are only 15 minutes away. Thank you so much for all you have done.”
-Ethel, Mercer Island
Clinical outcomes matter in home care
If you live in King or Snohomish County CareForce is your premier home care company. We serve most cities in the Puget Sound, to name a few: Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Renton, Factoria, Burien, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Lynnwood, Shoreline, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Marysville, and Everett.
Careforce has been located in the Seattle Metro area for the past 18 years and has dedicated itself to providing the highest level of care available
Who we are
Created and Maintained by Healthcare Professionals, Careforce offers the assurance of Quality Care above everything else.
What we do
Senior home healthcare and companionship enables older adults and others who need assistance to continue their familiar routine in the comfort of their own home.