Companion Care at Home

Providing exceptional Companion Home Care for seniors and families in Bayside, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Astoria, College Point, Oakland Gardens, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Woodhaven, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau County.

Beacon Eldercare is the leading Home Care Agency in Queens. Our professional staff excels at helping clients understand the medical services that are available to them, and helps to obtain these services. Beacon Eldercare, through our Geriatric Care Management services, provides assistance with applying for Medicaid, which assists with the cost of live-in or hourly home aid service providers, or with nursing services.

We provide a variety of choices and options so you can decide what the best course of action is and you can make an informed and knowledgeable choice regarding healthcare. We want you to be protected so that you preserve your assets, while still obtaining quality care for a loved one. The best way to protect yourself and/or loved ones is to work with Beacon Eldercare, Inc., and let us help your cherished elders deal with the aging process.

Companion care can be an invaluable resource for seniors who have difficulty performing basic tasks or activities at home. Whether it’s helping out around the house by doing laundry, grocery shopping, making meals or taking a walk outside—at Beacon Eldercare, we’re always available to step in whenever needed during tough times so that our client is able to maintain their independence as long as possible.

With companion care at home, aging adults can keep their routines and continue to live independently in their own homes.

If you’re looking for a caregiver to help with everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning and running errands but do not need the extra care that comes with an elderly loved one who might be bedridden or incontinent, companion caregiving is your best bet.

What Is Companion Care?

It has been estimated that there are more than 18 million people in the United States who need some form of assistance with their daily activities.

This is an increasing trend as baby boomers continue to age and new generations grow up expecting a high standard of living even if they no longer work outside the home, among other factors.

Companion care services offer essential help for those who can’t get around on their own without aid or those who struggle after long periods of sitting down, because it provides them companionship when needed – this helps give family caregivers peace-of-mind knowing someone will be checking up on them throughout the day.

Caregivers help make daily living easier and safer for those in their care. Some of the ways caregivers help are by performing errands, like grocery shopping, or picking up medications on their behalf. Other times, they will plan and prepare regular meals, and perform light housekeeping duties. Caregivers often perform medication reminders too!

Caregivers are there to improve quality of life in other ways. They act as partners for favorite hobbies and activities, accompany clients on appointments and social outings, and engage in friendly conversations with their loved ones. The caring staff at Beacon Eldercare interact with the patient by coloring with them or playing table games such colorful table bowling.

The isolation of aging is not just a feeling, it’s an illness. Companion caregiving provides isolated seniors with social interaction and regular companionship, ending the cycle of senior isolation which can lead to health complications.

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Companion Home Care Services in Queens, NY

Companion Care vs. Personal Care

When you need home care for your aging loved one, it can be challenging deciding what type of service will work best. Companion Care services tend to focus on social needs while personal care services emphasize medical and physical needs.

When choosing elder care, the difference between companion care vs. personal care is an important consideration in the decision process, as they both provide different benefits based on a person’s individualized requirements.

Home care companions can do laundry, make a delicious meal that’s not just microwaved leftovers from the night before, and help out with errands like grocery shopping. They also provide emotional support to those who are grieving or struggling in their day-to-day lives due to illness or disability.

Personal care is an area of service that seeks to help people with basic needs, like personal hygiene. It can also provide physical assistance in the form of helping a person get up from their seat, grooming, eating, dressing, and using the restroom.

Many older adults can age in place with the help of companion caregiving. However, seniors who require advanced care or physical assistance may need personal care to live at home safely.

We are ready to help you understand the medical services that are available and how to get you started receiving the health care assistance you need.

Companion Home Care Services in Queens, NY

How Much Does In-Home Companion Care Cost?

According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Study, the average national median cost for companion care (classified as homemaker services) was $54,912 ANNUALLY for a home health aide and $53,768 for a homemaker. The hourly rate for a home health aide ranged from $17.00 in Louisiana to $33.00 in Minnesota. The median cost for an hourly caregiver is $24.00 per hour.

Genworth calculates average median rates based on 44 hours per week. If your loved one only requires the help of a companion for a few hours per day or week, your costs may be significantly lower than these estimates.

For a clearer picture of your potential costs, determine your loved one’s needs and contact Beacon Eldercare to inquire about companion care providers and average costs in your area.

We are ready to help you understand the medical services that are available and how to get you started receiving the health care assistance you need.

Elderly Companion Care

Beacon Eldercare is the leading health care assistance firm in Queens.

Our professional staff excels at helping clients understand the medical services that are available to them, and helps to obtain these services.

Beacon Eldercare, through our Geriatric Care Management services, provides assistance with applying for Medicaid, which assists with the cost of live-in or hourly home aid service providers, or with nursing services.

We provide a variety of choices and options so you can decide what the best course of action is and you can make an informed and knowledgeable choice regarding healthcare. We want you to be protected so that you preserve your assets, while still obtaining quality care for a loved one. The best way to protect yourself and/or loved ones is to work with Beacon Eldercare, Inc., and let us help your cherished elders deal with the aging process.

“By helping our clients understand the difference between Medicare and Medicaid, Beacon Eldercare helps to choose the right plan for you,” says CEO, Yvonne M. Murphy MA, MSW.

Medicare is a system of health care for citizens over 65 and/or disabled.

Medicare is something that you’ve worked towards for years, but it’s only a limited health care service. Medicare doesn’t pay for chronic illness; it only pays for hospital stays. Medicare pays for short clinical events in the home providing limited home care after a hospital or rehabilitation stay.  Furthermore, it doesn’t pay for long-term home care services or skilled nursing facilities, two expensive forays that can drain a bank account or force someone to have to move.

The best way to combat the shortcomings of Medicare is by correctly applying for Medicaid.

The Medicaid application is an exhaustive process and must align with the policies and regulations of the New York State Department of Social Services.

Beacon Eldercare Inc., led by Yvonne Murphy MA, has more than two decades of experience assisting clients in NYC to successfully achieve Medicaid eligibility.

By having Medicaid, you are able to have assistance with your health insurance, and home care services.

Contact Beacon Eldercare, Inc., today to ensure your Medicaid application is filed properly.

Call us to set yourself up to receive the medical services that you need without having to worry about losing everything that you worked so hard to obtain.

Although we are located in Queens, NY, it does not limit our ability to assist you.

We service residents in any of the five boroughs of New York City; Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, and the Bronx. We have been extremely successful in filing applications in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Dutchess County, Rockland, and Orange County as well.

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