With over two decades of experience, we have crafted expertise in providing 24-hour care to those in need of around-the-clock services. Considered one of the most complex and challenging of all senior services, 24-hour care involves caregivers working day and night to meet the patient’s needs. Our area of coverage includes the Greater Chattanooga Area (Hixson, Ooltewah, East Ridge, Soddy Daisy, Cleveland, etc) and also North Georgia (Fort Oglethorpe, Ringgold, etc.) We specialize in both personal care and companion care.
We offer one hour to twenty-four-hour care. Below is Amara’s policies, as refined after two decades of experience.
You might be asking yourself, when is it time to consider 24-hour care for my elderly loved one? Below are specific signs that you should watch out for:
Some Medicare Advantage Plans do cover 24-hour home care (non-medical). You have to check with your insurer to find out if your plan qualifies.
Tennessee has an excellent Medicaid program called TennCare Choices. Disabled individuals qualify for different guidelines than those non-disabled. Seniors age 65+ also qualify for financial assistance towards non-medical home care in Tennesee, which can also be used for around-the-clock services. It is important to check the qualification guideline and annual reimbursement amount, as they are subject to change every year. Here is a link to the TennCare Choices website.
Although a caregiver is with the patient around-the-clock in both situations, 24-hour care is technically different from live-in care. The main difference is the caregiver shifts. Live-in care typically only has one caregiver living with the patient full-time, whereas 24-hour care works in caregiver shifts. Both are excellent options; however, most home care providers do not live-in care because it is rare to find caregivers willing to live in the patient’s home. At Amara, we provide 24-hour care rather than live-in care. We pair the senior patient with caregivers who fit their personality and needs, building rapport, friendship, and trust. Having a team of caregivers also prevents caregiver burnout.