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Self-Directed Care Option: Unique Certification to Provide the Advanced Care Your Loved One Needs

Comfort Keepers of Reno, NV, is licensed to perform certain medical services and provide comprehensive care for seniors

Comfort Keepers Home Care in Reno, NV, proudly offers a wide variety of non-medical in home care services for seniors. These services range from assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, toileting and incontinence care, to companionship through meal preparation, light housekeeping, incidental transportation, and mobility assistance.

In addition to these cornerstone services that create the foundation of Comfort Keepers Home Care, our caregivers receive extra training that allows them to perform certain medical services. These medical services may include medication administration, specialized feeding techniques, or assistance with physical therapy exercises. This type of advanced senior care service is available under what is known as a Self-Directed Care Option.

What is Self-Directed Care?

Self-Directed Care is a licensing option unique to the state of Nevada. It allows senior care companies that typically provide non-medical services to receive the training and certification needed to offer certain medical and nursing services. For Comfort Keepers, this means that our caregivers receive additional training and are qualified to provide comprehensive care as your loved one’s needs progress.

A special license is required to offer Self-Directed Care and very few companies other than Comfort Keepers have this license. Comfort Keepers of Reno is proud to offer this unique and comprehensive service to seniors and their families.

Specifics of Self-Directed Care

As part of the Nevada legislation created to protect seniors and those with disabilities, the Self-Directed Care Option authorizes a personal assistant to perform certain medical and nursing services. The services performed are meant to be things a person would usually perform without assistance if they were not disabled. For example, a well-bodied person would take daily medications independently but someone who has physical or mental limitations would need help performing this task every day.

While the Self-Directed Care Option identifies the type of services that can be provided, seniors and their families are encouraged to discuss their unique needs and determine which type of care would be best. As your loved one’s needs become more advanced, it can be comforting to know that you do not need to change care providers. Comfort Keepers caregivers are qualified and trained to provide the care your loved one needs.

To learn more about the Self-Directed Care Option or to see if your loved one’s medical home care needs fall under this service, please contact our office in Reno, NV, today. We’re happy to explain the specifics of this option should the need arise.

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