Senior Living on the Suncoast

Caregiver Glossary Pt 4 ft. Chazsady Davis

October 26, 2020 Steve Bennet-Martin, Chazsady Davis Season 1 Episode 34
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Senior Living on the Suncoast
Caregiver Glossary Pt 4 ft. Chazsady Davis
Oct 26, 2020 Season 1 Episode 34
Steve Bennet-Martin, Chazsady Davis

In this segment of our Caregiver Glossary series our local Private Duty expert, Chazsady Davis, returns to the show.

Events the week of October 26th:
Mystery at the Manor- Westminster Manor on Thursday October 29th from 11:30-1pm
SCAN's Halloween Fundraiser at Heartis Venice on Friday October 30th from 10am-4pm - call 941-499-1800 to RSVP

Chazsady Davis from Home Instead Senior Care defines Private Duty what an Intake Assessment is like, and what a Home Health Aide is.

Contact her today for any care needs in Sarasota county:
[email protected]
(941) 951-2242

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)

Show Notes Transcript

In this segment of our Caregiver Glossary series our local Private Duty expert, Chazsady Davis, returns to the show.

Events the week of October 26th:
Mystery at the Manor- Westminster Manor on Thursday October 29th from 11:30-1pm
SCAN's Halloween Fundraiser at Heartis Venice on Friday October 30th from 10am-4pm - call 941-499-1800 to RSVP

Chazsady Davis from Home Instead Senior Care defines Private Duty what an Intake Assessment is like, and what a Home Health Aide is.

Contact her today for any care needs in Sarasota county:
[email protected]
(941) 951-2242

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/happylifepod)

Steve:

Hello there everyone. And welcome to another episode of senior living on the Suncoast. I'm your host, Steve Bennet-Martin. I'm happy to bring you the only senior centered podcasts to assist us all. As we navigate the complex systems of aging together, up and down, the Suncoast to Florida. My mission with this, this podcast is to help make sure the rest of your life is the best of your life, which means today we'll be talking. About the next section of our caregiver plus series featuring chastity Davis from home instead senior care. but first to give you an update for those of you listening, when this episode comes out, which is on Monday, October 26th, we have a lot of exciting things coming up this week that are Halloween related. We have the mystery at the Manor on Thursday and Braden tint. That we discussed last week, at Westminster manner. And it is a great Halloween event drive through that will be going on around lunchtime. So make sure you check out our show notes and link over the Facebook event for more details on that, as well as. The Halloween event that I'll be hosting at work as a fundraiser for a scan, the Sarasota County aging network, where we'll be having it throughout the day and time slots. So it's socially distant and responsible, but we'll be celebrating Halloween with a costume contest. With trigger trading with a lot of different fun Frankston snacks and fun stuff. So a Brittany from seniors blue book will be there with the photo booth and we'll be doing the voting online. Your words. There will also be a silent auction with some fabulous gifts. So make sure any professionals in the area, if you have an RSVP yet, give us a call at nine four one four nine nine one eight. The zero is zero. And lastly, I am going to be spending the next week getting and tallying up all of the nominations. Many of you have been wonderful enough to send in for the caregiver awards, the nominations for our completed, we had over a hundred responses. And so once I tally, then this week, the opportunity to vote in the final voting will start this Sunday, November 1st and go on through the, for about three weeks. And that way I have enough time to calculate the totals before we go live on the 23rd for the awards. So make sure you check out the happy life pod.com website that I will also link over in the show notes for you so that you can be up to date on that with the care awards. We have two additional sponsorships I'd like to announce as well. first off seniors blue book is going to be our platinum sponsor. That's going to be hosting all of the communities in the area for those awards. And I just want to say thank you to Samantha as well as team. It was already going to be great having Brittany and falls in the awards themselves. So now it'll be great having her be able to wear her senior blue book hat as well as her fun. Awesome. Brittany Jennings hat, and thank you as well to home instead, senior care in Sarasota for sponsoring as well. Thank you, David hoops, as well as Jesse Davis. I appreciate you guys as well, which is going to be a great segue into our special interview for the week where we will be expanding on our caregiver, glossary with some additional definitions related to private duty home health. And so who better to ask than local expert Chassidy Davis. So I will transition over to my interview with her now, Hello everyone. And I have now time traveled to being with Chassidy Davis. She is working still at home instead. Senior care. Welcome back to the

Chaz:

hi. Thank you for having me. Yes.

Steve:

Always a pleasure. And you are helping us to find three private duty, pretty much centered definitions today. So why don't you get started by defining private duty for our listeners, please.

Chaz:

Yes. So, private duty is well, Homeland started. We are a non-skilled private duty home health agency. so what that means is we can not perform any physical, occupational speech therapy services nor per nor do any medical procedures.

Steve:

Yes. That would be, we would leave that to Cindy from the previous little segment.

Chaz:

Exactly. Exactly. And, we have surely go hand in hand with skilled agencies because what, you know, they come in and take care of the therapy needs and the medical, the medical needs of the client. Yeah. We come in and actually take care of the home for the client. so what that means is we can provide services anywhere from companionship. All the way up to shower visits and everything in between. So we do light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, meal, preparation, medication reminders. we assist with personal care, which is. Pretty much any assistance that someone might need with ADL's, which is activities of daily living. Yep. So that would be dressing, bathing, transferring ambulation, that kind of thing. So we can do any, anywhere in that spectrum of things.

Steve:

Yes. And that's a very important service. I always say it's kind of like having a, like a. Son or daughter or husband or wife, if you don't have one nearby to care for you, we would do all those things. That person traditionally would

Chaz:

do. Correct. Yep.

Steve:

And one misconception that I know that I wanted to help you demystify is that a lot of times people think when they call a private duty company, that can get a caregiver there within an hour. But I know it's not that simple just for their own safety and protection. Can you define a little bit more about what like the intake assessment is and what that is

Chaz:

for. Yeah. So normally anytime someone would, inquire in services is I would start by a call to the office, or to myself directly. And, you know, I would just kind of gather some basic information, explain the different services that we offer because a lot of the times people who call don't even really understand the difference between non-skilled and skilled. so I kind of explained that I go over our rates. I go over, you know, Pretty much just general information about the company. And then we set up what we call a care consultation. So that would mean, someone from the office would go to the home. We would sit down with the potential client, go over, important information such as, you know, LAR medical diagnosis is that that might person. Might have, where things are located in the home. and then we do a home safety assessment as well. So we just take a quick tour around the house, make sure that everything is safe for both the person who lives there and our caregivers. and then if we find anything that's unsafe, we just make suggestions. It could be as simple as picking up our loose rug off of the floor, tightening a handrail going up the stairs. So just general basic safety things. and then, you know, once we have all the paperwork done that gets sent to the office and then that's when we start looking for caregivers. Who will meet the scheduling needs and to meet the client preferences?

Steve:

Yes. And speaking of client preferences, I know that many of our listeners are familiar with certified nursing assistants because that's a. The title that you get throughout the country in different positions, but a definition that I found pretty much specifically to private duty home health was what a certified home health aid is. So can you explain for our listeners kind of what they are, what they do and how they get that kind of training?

Chaz:

Yeah, absolutely. So, We do hire CNAs, as employees, but we don't technically utilize them as a CNA. We utilize them as a home health aid. so what that means is they go through the home health testing. So it's a, it's a testing procedure. It's both paper tests and physical skills assessment. and they pretty much complete the test in the office at no charge. we grade it right here and then we have a registered nurse who puts them through orientation. That's where the skill, those get assessed. that's where we go over bloodborne pathogens. They do Alzheimer's courses. we have an HIV and AIDS course. We have, just different, different modules that has worked acquired both by the state and by the home instead franchise. So we actually have two sets of standards that we have to follow here at home instead.

Steve:

That is just,

Chaz:

yeah, it gives our caregivers a lot more training, that some agencies don't necessarily offer. And then we also make sure that we're meeting the state regulations for our licensures.

Steve:

Fantastic. Well, thank you for sharing those three definitions, Chaz, and if someone needed to get in contact with you for some private duty help, what would be the best way to reach you?

Chaz:

Yeah. I can be reached at directly at (941) 266-3606. Or you can always call the office and speak to anyone that answers the phone. that number is (941) 951-2242. And we do answer 24 seven, so

Steve:

excellent. Thank you very

Chaz:

much.