We believe there is no greater act of love than caring for another person. Whether you are researching home care services for yourself or for a family member, we know you want more than just highly qualified professionals – you want people who really care. In the following article, we have listed several factors we advise evaluating when considering a home health provider. We hope you choose us. But if you don’t, we want to help you find a good one.
An important part of caring for someone is making it possible to remain living at home while recovering from surgery or living with a disability or simply aging. We provide the personal support one-on-one in your own home that makes it possible for you or your loved one to remain independent, from registered nurses who help with medical treatments and medications, to physical therapists who help with mobility and rehabilitation, to caregivers who help with bathing and picking up prescriptions. If you are the primary caregiver for someone else, we can also provide respite for you to give you a break when you need to go out for errands or lunch with friends. The key here is to find someone you trust.
You always have peace of mind with Wellspring Home Health because we choose staff members very carefully to ensure they share our values. We evaluate their professional credentials, training, and qualifications; but we also evaluate their character to know they will always care for you and your loved one as they would their own family.
Helping people live with dignity, safety, and comfort in their own homes is our job. But it’s a remarkable one because it gives us the privilege of doing good for others. And to us, that’s not just a job; it’s an act of love.
Whether you’re facing a terminal illness or planning to live in your home for many more years, we always respect your privacy while providing the level of care you need. We hope you will welcome us as part of your family. That’s how we think of you.
Would you like to know more about Wellspring Home Health? Give us a call.
We Love Tacoma!
We know you love living in Tacoma because we love it, too! Tacoma is kind of America’s best-kept secret. It’s not as trendy or talked about as our more-famous neighbors Portland and Seattle, but Tacoma has a lower cost of living and all the same benefits of being in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. Furthermore, we have about the same amount of rainfall as Chicago but warmer winters and cooler summers than New York City. And then – what none of the residents of those places could ever understand – we have the gorgeous scenery, a wonderful world of arts, shopping, restaurants, pleasant walkways, parks, and much, much more.
So, if you’re facing a situation in which you need some help with the needs of daily living, being relocated out of your home to a care facility – especially if it’s in another city or state – is not your only option. We’re here to provide you with the help you need in the home you love, so you can stay here in Tacoma and remain living independently.
What to Look for in a Home Care Provider
One of the great things about Tacoma is we have an abundance of services for just about anything you could want. Home health care is no exception. There are many wonderful providers in Tacoma. So, how can you choose? We suggest evaluating the following criteria when considering any provider who will be coming into your home or your family member’s home.
Are They Licensed and Certified?
First things first, make sure you’re dealing with a licensed, certified company that meets state and federal requirements. Ask if the provider’s employees are licensed and certified in the field of care they will be providing you. You should also ask if anyone who will be entering your home has a criminal history or has been cited for elder negligence or medical malfeasance. Ask how the provider will monitor their staff members who will be entering your home to care for you or your loved one. Also, ask if you can request a different staff member if you realize you’d like to make a change.
All employees of Wellspring Home Health are fully licensed and certified in their fields and have passed background checks. In addition to our rigorous interview and screening process, licensing verification, background checks, and drug screening, Wellspring Home Health closely supervises and evaluates our caregivers to ensure you are always receiving the best quality care and that you are happy with our staff.
Do They Accept Medicare?
Make sure the provider accepts the type of payment you have available.
Wellspring Home Health provides services to Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-Care, VA/TriWest, Workers’ Compensation, private pay, and private insurance clients.
What Care Do They Provide?
Another basic qualification: Does the company provide the type of care you need? A person recovering from surgery needs a very different type of care than an elderly person needs. So, start with knowing what you’re looking for. If you’re not fully certain what type of care you or a loved one needs, ask if the provider offers help with an assessment to determine the best, most appropriate care.
Wellspring Home Health offers a wide range of care services, all performed by specialists who are experts in their field, from medical care to companionship. And we always carefully consult with you to assess your medical condition(s), goals, and requirements before assigning a caregiver.
Are They Specialized? And Do They Have Qualified Personnel?
Many home health care providers may sort of blur the lines between types of care in a sort of “umbrella” care approach. But, as mentioned above, different types of care require very different types of training, education, experience, and approach.
Wellspring Home Health is highly specialized, with certified medical professionals providing our skilled services (such as pain management, wound care, physical therapy, speech therapy, motor skills rehabilitation, and much more) and highly compassionate, patient staff providing our unskilled services (such as meal preparation and feeding assistance, housekeeping, running errands, and much more).
We go even further into care specialization, providing pediatric home care services for children with complex medical issues or developmental disabilities, and veterans home care services for those who bravely served our nation and their loved ones.
Do You Like Them?
Ultimately, if the basic requirements such as licensing are met, it’s a matter of asking if you’re comfortable with a provider and if you believe they will be caring for you or your loved one the way you want.
At Wellspring Home Health, you’re cared for like family. And we would love the opportunity to prove it to you.
Do you think Wellspring Home Health is right for you?
Your trust is very important to us, and our entire team takes great care to deliver friendly and reliable service to you with the highest standards of care. Please give us a call to learn how we can help you stay independent and live in your own home.
Our goal is to make your life at home safer and easier.