In Home Care Services & FAQ
Making a decision about caregiving for a loved one can be difficult. To be comfortable with your options, you need answers. We hope the following information provides a good starting point for you. If you have any additional information, please reach us here in Charleston at 843-371-1419 or in Columbia at 803-334-3477.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of in home care services do you provide?
Already HomeCare provides a variety of in-home care services to families all across the Charleston, SC region, just like yours. A full list of services is available here.
Are your in home caregivers insured?
Absolutely. To ensure the safety and well-being of our clients, we perform criminal background clearances and then cover each caregiver with general liability and workers’ compensation insurance. We manage all of the risk so you and your loved one can continue to enjoy a wonderful quality of life…independently!
Will I have a choice of who comes to my home?
Yes. We strive to match the right caregiver with the right client every time. If at any time you would like to change your caregiver or select one based on a personal preference, you will be able to do so.
Can I change or discontinue the services my loved one receives?
With Already HomeCare, there is no long term commitment with any of our services. You can also change the type of service we provide whenever you need to. We understand the care situation can change quickly, so we provide full flexibility in how you use our professional in-home care services.
How can I verify a shift has been completed?
Through the Already HomeCare FamilyCARES Portal, you will be able to see whenever a caregiver arrives, leaves or provides any service to your loved one. Our goal is to keep you up-to-date on the care your loved one receives, no matter where you live or how busy you are. You will also be able to read notes and details about the care that is being provided to your loved one, as well as seeing a photo and quick description of the caregiver that is caring for your loved one.
Do I need a physician's authorization for your services?
In most instances no. You do not need pre-authorization, pre-qualification or anything else to use the services of Already HomeCare. You choose the services you want, when to start those services and how often those services are needed. If you need help identifying what services your loved one needs, we provide a free in-home safety assessment and an in-home care assessment before we begin our service to identify the proper care needed. For clients who are referred by Medicaid, The Department of Veterans Affairs or The South Carolina Community Long Term Care Program (CLTC), pre-authorization may be required. Contact us directly for details.
How is privacy of my personal information maintained?
We adhere to all applicable federal and state guidance related to privacy of personal and healthcare information. This begins once we have a formal services agreement, before a caregiver even comes to your family member’s home. Your information is never sold to a third party under any circumstance. In fact, only the office personnel and caregivers who are directly involved with your loved one and their services will have access to the information.
Already HomeCare seems like a good choice. What's the next step?
Give us a call here in Charleston at 843-371-1419 or in Columbia at 803-334-3477. We offer our Care Program to make the process as easy as possible for all new clients. We start by conducting an in assessment or your needs. Then we develop a specialized care plan that will ensure your loved one is receiving the care they deserve in the safety of their own home. These services are usually done within 24-hours or whenever it is most convenient for you and your loved one.
What are the costs of your in-home care services?
Our costs are very competitive with other home care agencies in the area. Costs vary depending on the level of care needed. Call us for additional information in Charleston at 843-371-1419 or in Columbia at 803-334-3477.
You can choose our easy pay option by downloading and completing our Pay Simple Form
Already HomeCare is Greater Charleston’s most trusted and popular in-home care company. We provide personal care, companionship, and assistance with trips to the doctor, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, shopping, and medication reminders. Our caregivers are professionally trained, licensed, insured, bonded and matched to clients’ preferences. We provide a reassuring service to family members who can’t always be home for mom, dad, or grandparents.
Please call us here in Charleston at 843-371-1419 or in Columbia at 803-334-3477 if you need any additional information. Click here to get started and schedule your free in-home assessment.