Senior Resource Care Services

Senior Resource Care Services
1. My mother/father can no longer safely live alone. What should we do?
2. How do we find the right care community when staying at home is no longer an option?
3. Are there any alternatives to nursing home care?
4. What should I for look if I decide to hire a caregiver on my own?
5. Is there a fee for your services?
6. How do you pre-qualify your facilities?
7. What if my loved one doesn't need residential care? Are there other options?
8. What if I need services for a younger person? Can SRCS help me?


1. My mother/father can no longer safely live alone. What should we do?
It is important to discuss the possibility of changes with your loved one. The SRCS staff can help you encourage cooperation as you begin to develop a plan. It is important to identify any family members who are willing to help. Make a list of current medications and medical issues. SRCS can help you identify how much assistance your loved one will require. Together, we can review care options which range from a full to part time in-home care to a move to an Assisted Living community or Adult Family Home. An SRCS elder can help you with these issues at no charge.
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2. How do we find the right care community when staying at home is no longer an option?
An SRCS staff member can help you identify and review facilities. Our exclusive database offers many options that have been pre-qualified by SRCS staff. Lifestyle issues, social preferences, personalities, and other characteristics are essential in determining a positive location. We can help you find the type of care that is needed, determine financial assets and potential expenses, identify how long existing funds will realistically last, and what options are available to support the financial demands of a move. To help you develop a long-term plan, we can also recommend an Eldercare Consultation to help you review your individual situation.
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3. Are there any alternatives to nursing home care?
Adult Family Homes are residential homes licensed to care for two to six residents. They provide room, board, necessary supervision, personal care and social activities. Some offer nursing care that can serve people with dementia, mental health and developmental disabilities. The pros of these facilities are they are cost-effective and have a higher staff to client ration. The downside for the elder is less privacy, and medical support can vary.

Boarding Home/Assisted Living:
These are community homes licensed to care for seven or more residents. They provide private apartments with an emphasis on privacy and independence. Level of care assistance can vary along with pricing. Some specialize in dementia and mental health care. The pros are a wide range of amenities with some nursing supervision. The cons are limited levels of care and some do not take state funded clients.
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4. What should I for look if I decide to hire a caregiver on my own?
Determine what tasks you need your caregiver to perform. Consider ways to find a qualified caregiver - through a friend, church, or newspaper ad. If you find someone you like, make sure you call references and do a background check. We highly recommend screening at least three candidates prior to making a final decision. It is your responsibility to determine whether an individual you are thinking of hiring is legally allowed to work in this country. Create an employment agreement. Prepare payroll and taxes. Clearly identity who will supervise your caregiver and how it will be accomplished. The Caregiver Hiring Manual and Tool Kit that is available on this Web site (see Training) can take you through the step-by-step process. Or, if you choose, SRCS can help you directly with this task.
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5. Is there a fee for your services?
We offer a wide range of eldercare services and pricing features. There is usually no fee for our referral and placement services for Adult Family Homes, Retirement, and Assisted Living communities. In-home caregiving and companion care fees vary from hourly to flat rate depending on services and hours requested. Nursing services are charged at an hourly rate for consultations and assessments. Please contact SRCS directly for a full listing of our fees.
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6. How do you pre-qualify your facilities?
Our staff is highly trained to identify the pluses and negatives about a facility. We interview staff and residents and make unannounced site visits. Once we put a facility into our database, we continue to make unannounced visits and conduct staff and resident interviews. Pre-qualification is an on-going process and a facility must live up to our high standards to remain on our "active" list.
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7. What if my loved one doesn't need residential care? Are there other options?
Yes. SRCS can help you identify specific needs. Our services range from Rise and Shine (help with morning details) to Ready-to-Bed (help with evening details) to part-time and 24-hour caregiving services.
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8. What if I need services for a younger person? Can SRCS help me?
Yes. We can provide a full range housekeepers, nannies, part-time help, or any other short-term service. Often we are just what a new mother or person with a short-term disability needs to help them get back into their normal routine.
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Senior Resource Care Services offers senior home care services and free referrals for assisted living, long term senior housing, nursing homes, and adult family homes.  Serving Western Washington, King County, Snohomish County, Everett, Seattle and Bellevue.

If you have any questions, please contact 425.423.9512 or Toll Free: 1.888.791.4111 - Email: info@seniorresourcecare.com

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