Homecare Powered by AUAF: Our Staff and CaregiversFebruary 5, 2020
There’s a lot that goes on within a home care agency. That’s not an exception at Homecare Powered by AUAF. On a day to day basis we have hundreds of staff working to make sure you are experiencing the best when it comes to home care services.
The Different Roles and Responsibilities
Our field supervisors are the individuals who call and visit our clients. They visit the clients quarterly to check on their general well being. This includes checking on the condition of the home and how well the Homecare worker is performing. Furthermore, the supervisors make these visits unannounced as required by the Illinois Department of Aging. Though there is a courtesy call once they are outside the home so that they client feels comfortable and knows to open the door.
Beyond this, at least once a month over the phone, our field supervisors also call clients that have not been visited that month to and ask questions about clients’ overall health and how the services are working out. These are just some of the ways that our staff at AUAF is dedicated to making sure client needs are being met.
They do all of this so that they can inform the case manager for each client on how the client is doing. These case managers come directly from the Managed Care Organization, or the Illinois Department on Aging.
Furthermore, these critical tasks are how Homecare Powered by AUAF makes sure that our HCA’s have the tools they need to provide the best possible services.
Our Caregivers: Overview
Our caregivers provide a multitude of different services to the elderly community. This includes things like assistance with activities of daily living, light housekeeping and grooming.
Our caregivers all go through a mandatory training that continues throughout their careers as Homecare workers. Thus, there is no license that in-home caregivers need. Therefore, you will just complete the certification that shows you’ve met basic Illinois Department of Aging and AUAF requirements and pass a background check.
The Different Services Our Caregivers Provide
- Personal Care
- Meal Preparation
- Medication Reminders
- Light Housekeeping
- Laundry Assistance
- Brain Games and Activities
- Companionship and Social Interaction
- Organization and Technology Assistance
You can find a more comprehensive list of services that our caregivers provide on our website.
Our Paid Family Caregivers
Our family caregivers are trained, just like any of our other caregivers. But it’s important to note the important role they have in reaching our goals. At Homecare powered by AUAF we have a dedication to care. That means reaching parts of our community that were not receiving the care they needed. Having family members as caregivers helps in closing the gap for clients in need.
The introduction of family caregivers provides financial assistance and respite care to those who may have already started or wanted to care for their parents full time. Thus, it provides a great way for parents to remain at home while having care recipients from someone they are already familiar with.
Becoming a Member of Our Team
Family members that want to provide care will have to apply to be a caregiver with Homecare Powered by AUAF. You will also have to undergo hiring and training. If you are a legal adult (18+), all you have to do is give us a call and indicate you would like to come in and fill out an application to be a caregiver for your parent. The enrollment of your parent in the community care program and you applying to be a caregiver can be done at the same time. We will walk you through all the steps once you come in to fill out an application.
Seniors that are enrolled into the community care program can elect a preferred home care aide, which is how adult children and the seniors they care for are paired. Homecare Powered by AUAF offers a competitive hourly rate of $14 an hour to our caregivers. This rate is dependent upon performance. Thus, Successful performance is completion and submission of monthly task sheets and timely punch in and out.
Documentation required for prospective home care caregivers:
- Copy of Social Security Card
- Valid Driver’s License or State ID
- Proof of citizenship or legal status and employment authorization, if applicable
- Copy of high school or college diploma
At Homecare Powered by AUAF we stress quality, whether it’s our internal staff, field supervisors, or caregivers. Thus, we know that to deliver quality service we need quality staff.
At Home Care Powered by AUAF, we value the importance of providing the best possible care to our clients. Thus we have built a reputation for quality care and exceptional services, so we’re looking for individuals who can build on that. We’ve earned this reputation because of our exceptional employees who have demonstrated their commitment to our clients and our organization.
If you have any questions about is or about becoming a caregiver, give us a call at 773.274.9262.
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