Personal Care Services

Providing exceptional Personal 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.

Personal care services allow older adults to age in place while living with physical disabilities or a chronic health condition. These types of homecare include help with personal activities, such as dressing and bathing; seniors who receive private or personal homecare can maintain their independence and continue living at home instead of moving into an assisted-living community.

What are Personal Care Services?

Personal care is one of the most common types of senior home care. Generally, this type of care involves a combination of tasks and activities that are designed to ensure safety, comfort, and well-being for individuals with chronic health conditions or physical disabilities. Care will typically include things like bathing an elderly person when they cannot do it themselves or providing assistance so someone can safely complete daily living skills such as dressing themselves after surgery. Caregivers come to the home to assist with toileting, grooming, feeding, transferring and more.

One of the cornerstones to healthy living is having a personal caregiver assist with Activities of Daily Living, also known as ADLs. These tasks include dressing, grooming oneself and bathing which can be done by an experienced caregiver that will provide mobility and transfer assistance too.

Personal caregivers can offer home help with many different tasks, including errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping and medication reminders. Our caregivers also provide companionship to offset the risks of senior isolation.

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.

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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 your laundry, make you 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.

There are many reasons why we may recommend personal care services. Personal care is provided for those who require direct physical assistance due to a chronic health condition or some other circumstance that limits their ability to bathe and dress themselves, feed themselves, etc.

If your loved one has difficulty with these tasks but does not need help from another person in order to complete them successfully on his/her own, then companion care might be more appropriate- it provides companionship so the individual can enjoy life’s activities without needing constant supervision; this type of service also includes meal preparation and light housekeeping duties like laundry if needed

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How Much Does In-Home Personal 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.

Personal Care at Home for Seniors

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 and help in finding the best nursing home to take care of you.

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.