Types of Care Offered
While all of us will one day need some form of care, this care will not be the same for everyone. Most will just need a companion to help with tasks around the house, while others will need more intensive care delivered by a skilled nurse or clinician. In between there is a whole spectrum of care offerings, and Keep Safe Care can supply these caregivers based on your assessments. In most cases, the less intensive your care needs are, the lower the cost of the caregiver. Below is a listing of the common types of care needed, types of caregivers associated with giving the care, and a description of the type of care given. Click here for a listing of our sliding fee scale for the care levels listed below.
Type of Care:

Companion Care

Type of Caregiver:
Companion Caregiver, Personal Care Assistant
Type of Care Delivered:
In most cases, Careseekers at this level of care do not require nor need specialized medical or clinical care, but may need some in-home assistance or companion services. Companion Care provides comfort and supervision to those who may be lonely or who are home alone for long periods of time, in addition to providing light care services, such as cooking and cleaning. The caregiver can also offer assistance in dressing and grooming.
Type of Care:

Non-Medical Home Care

Type of Caregiver:
Personal Care Assistant, Home Health Aide
Type of Care Delivered:
Non-Medical Home Care is the most common care given to the elderly, children, and those who have other physical or mental impairments. Providing non-medical home care generally means assisting elderly or disabled persons in performing their activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, maintaining personal hygiene, bathing, toileting, and basic mobility. Medication management, wound dressing, and administering supplements or giving injections straddle the border between medical and non-medical care and are usually part of providing Home Health Assistance (see below).
Type of Care:

Home Health Assistance

Type of Caregiver:
Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Type of Care Delivered:
This type of care is more intensive than Non-Medical Home Care and involves a licensed or certified caregiver to perform or a caregiver who is under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/ Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). In addition to providing assistance with ADLs, the caregiver can handle medication management, wound care, injections, and mobility assistance and can work with Alzheimer’s patients. Usually Careseekers with one or more co-morbidities or chronic illnesses need this form of care in addition to the services provided to the Non-Medical Home Care services.
Type of Care:

24/7 and Live-In Care

Type of Caregiver:
Companion Caregiver, Personal Care Assistant, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Type of Care Delivered:
If you or your loved one requires care around-the-clock, Keep Safe Care offers two affordable options of either 24-hour home care or live-in care. In both options, a caregiver is hired to be there throughout the day and night. While both options are a great alternative to being placed in senior living communities and allow people to remain their home, the question is what option is best for you? Live-in care is not the same as 24/7 (around-the-clock) care. For live in care you will have one primary caregiver living with you and 1 to 2 additional caregivers as backups. This primary caregiving is delivering care for 8 to 10 hours, with breaks in-between and is “available” during their off hours to assist with care. With 24/7 care, you will have a team of 2 to 4 caregivers delivering care in the home or facility where care needs to be delivered.
Type of Care:

Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy

Type of Caregiver:
Licensed Therapist (PT, OT, ST) or Therapist Assistant (TA)
Type of Care Delivered:
Due to aging, injury, or illness, some Careseekers may require additional help when it comes to relearning or regaining certain motor skills. Impaired speech and range of motion benefit from different types of specialized therapies. In-home treatments allow physical, occupational, and/or speech therapists, or therapist assistants, to visit patients at home to perform physical, occupational, or speech therapy treatments. Through these treatments, patients may see an improvement in their quality of life, regain the ability to perform certain day-to-day tasks and recover some of the motor skills they lost due to aging, accident or illness.