Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why Use A Time For Care?
A Time For Care is licensed, insured, bonded, and provides workers compensation. The state of Illinois requires a fingerprinted National FBI background check for each caregiver employed so you can rest assured that your senior loved ones are receiving the trusted care that they need. Many of our caregivers are CNAs.
2. Do A Time For Care's senior caregivers provide medical assistance?
While our elder caregivers may have experience in the medical field, we are not medical care providers. We cannot provide medical assistance, but we can provide medication reminders and contact your loved one's doctors or nurses in case of a medical emergency.
3. Are there caregivers for diabetes management?
We do not do diabetes management but we can reinforce any doctors' or nurses' orders.
4. How many caregivers are provided for live-in care?
Since live-in care concerns the well-being of your elderly loved one 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we typically provide at least two caregivers to share the week.
5. What education do the elderly home caregivers have?
Our senior caregivers have at least a high school diploma and often higher education. However, all of our at-home and live-in senior caregivers have completed training and other certifications to be able to properly provide and care for your elderly loved ones.
6. How much experience do the at-home senior care providers have?
A Time For Care's live-in, hourly, and respite senior caregivers all require a minimum of 7-10 years of experience working with the elderly and managing households.
7. What services do live-in caregivers provide?
Our live-in senior care services range to meet a variety of personal and home care needs including cooking and medication reminders. Click here for more information.
8. What services do hourly senior caregivers provide?
Our hourly in-home senior care service options include cooking, light housekeeping, transportation and more. To see all the hourly senior care services we provide, click here.
9. What services do respite caregivers provide?
Companionship, activity assistance, and light housekeeping are just a few of the services that our elder respite caregivers provide. Click here for a list of more respite care services.
10. Are the elder care services locked in a contract?
Our in-home senior care services are not based on any contract but based on an agreement. The agreement outlines what we legally can and cannot do and the quoted price will not change within one year. There is no time factor, as A Time for Care is completely flexible to meet the needs of you and your elderly loved ones. We like to set up consistent schedules to provide the best care opportunities for your senior loved ones, as well as ensure that a dedicated elder care provider will always be available to fit your needs.
11. Why use A Time For Care and not hire a caregiver on your own?
Working with a dedicated company like A Time For Care can relieve a huge stress on you and your loved ones. We do all the work for you! We find a dedicated at-home senior care provider who is available to meet your seniors schedule, care, and companionship needs. Not only that, we find caregivers that are compatible with your loved ones so that they can always feel comfortable in their own homes. Plus, we always have experience and knowledgeable senior caregivers available to fill in if an emergency situation occurs and your dedicated senior care provider was not available.
And because we are licensed, we provide liability insurance, are bonded and provide workman's comp. We also perform a fingerprint, nationwide FBI background check, for your peace of mind.
Don't see your question listed here? Don't worry! Contact us today by filling out the form below or calling us at (847) 533-2933 and we can answer any questions you may have about our hourly and live-in elder care services.