As we age and our bodies operate more slowly and what was a seemingly easy thing to accomplish a few years ago, becomes a bit more difficult. As a result, many seniors need more care than they are able to provide for themselves. From accomplishing daily routines and basic needs to the administration of supplements or medications, assistance with these tasks can help improve seniors’ quality of life. For this reason, seniors and their family members begin exploring their options for finding the right care situation for their aging loved ones. There are many options that families may consider, including in home care from a personal nurse, certified nurse assistant, or personal caregiver. This “aging in place” option is usually more affordable and offers many other benefits to the patient.

One of the biggest advantages of securing in-home care for seniors is affordability. In this time of rising healthcare costs, having your geriatric parent reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility (ALF) may not be the most practical option. This is especially true for families that have other financial priorities, as living in a nursing home costs over $80,000 a year on average. Compared to the high rates of nursing homes, home care is hourly based and you are only paying for the actual services received from your in-home healthcare professional.

While cost is certainly an important factor to consider when choosing a care option plan, seniors’ quality of life is also very important. According to recent studies, seniors would prefer to stay in their own home rather than move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. The privacy and familiarity of their home is comforting to these seniors and it allows them to maintain some independence in their every day life. Their loved ones usually visit seniors who receive in home care more often than seniors living in nursing homes, too. It is much easier and more convenient for a family to go to a home they are used to visiting instead of going to a facility that has scheduled visiting times. In-home care spares the seniors the pain of having to adjust to an entirely new environment, which can add stress to their lives.

As studies have shown, home health care combined with using a private duty, private pay caregiver may also provide other health benefits. Seniors who are recuperating from a medical procedure or undergoing treatment, which may be conducted out of the hospital, heal more quickly and the treatments usually have a higher success rate at home than those who reside in assisted living facilities. This is in part due to a more relaxing ambience in their own familiar home as well as being isolated from other ailing seniors. These studies have also shown the life expectancy for aging adults also decreases when they are removed from their home.

Finally, for those families who want to save money and have the time or desire to do it yourself, hiring your own caregiver is another option. In-home care from a private pay nurse (RN), certified nurse assistant (CAN) or personal care attendant (PCA) caregiver means having the option to hire a healthcare professional that suits not just your budget, but your parents’ specific needs as well. You can choose to hire either a caregiver, a CNA, or a geriatric nurse depending on your needs. If your parents or other loved ones have a condition such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you can hire a caregiver with specific training in Alzheimer’s care. In addition, you as the employer, can negotiate the pay scale, days of the week, and hours of the day you need the care professional in the home. Essentially, the power to manage the care of your loved ones is in your hands.

Seniors and their families have many options when choosing a care plan. Hiring an in home caregiver to administer care allows you to set your own price, find a nurse or caregiver whose training meets your needs and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home.

About Keep Safe Care
Keep Safe Care is about revolutionizing the way that private duty agencies deliver care. The company wants to change the old mold of big companies controlling franchises, and eliminating franchises’ problems of caregiver truancy and turnover. Keep Safe Care’s goal is to reduce caregiver truancy and turnover by empowering caregivers and those who are receiving care. The company holds the promise of increasing Caregivers standard wage, while at the same time, reducing caregiving costs by 10% to 15% over other traditional private duty franchises. For more information go to

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How We Treat Our Caregivers

“We see caregivers as an asset that can be cultivated as opposed to an expense that can be replaced.”

This quotation is important for a number of reasons, but the primary one is because we want to employ caregivers who not only give superior, quality care, but who are reliable, dependable, courteous, trustworthy, and kind. The only way Keep Safe Care will attract and keep highly motivated and engaged caregivers is to treat them with respect, consider them as part of the team, pay them higher wages, empower them to make choices in their jobs and careers, and to offer training to advance their caregiving career.

While most agencies say they have great caregivers and boast about their quality, compassion, reliability, and experience; the industry average for turnover has risen to 83% and truancy (no-shows) is 25%. This begs the question: If these agencies treated their caregivers so well, why is there so much turnover and absenteeism?

So, how does Keep Safe Care combat these horrific truancy and turnover rates with caregivers? It starts with our caregivers and partners. We are passionate about treating our caregivers like responsible adults and giving them the tools to deliver great care. Secondly, Keep Safe Care strives to pay our caregivers substantially more than the industry average and we take less in profits from our clients. In small words, we are less greedy, or maybe, more generous. Finally, Keep Safe Care is constantly training our caregivers to improve their skills and value in the caregiving marketplace.
The result: better, more reliable, dependable, consistent care for you; better, happier, more committed caregivers for us.

Taken in combination, Keep Safe Care has reduced both truancy and staff turnover to under 5% and has become the Gold Standard of caregiving in America.