Your Blakeford At Home journey begins with a complimentary consultation. Our expert care team will follow specific steps for care planning before you get started. These include:
- A comprehensive assessment of you or your loved one’s personal needs
- A care plan outlining the specific tasks needed, frequency of service, and details
- A selection process to find the right care team based on the skills needed to provide the service
Blakeford At Home is a fee-for-service program that offers care to you and your family at home. Blakeford At Home caregivers are trained to assist with personal care, light housekeeping, light meal preparation, medication reminders, and errands and transportation to appointments.
Yes, Blakeford At Home caregivers are employees of Blakeford. They are not independent contractors. They must pass rigorous employment screenings, are supervised, and trained by our nurse, and are covered by Blakeford insurance.
Blakeford At Home is licensed by the state of Tennessee as a Personal Support Services agency. Blakeford At Home can provide assistance with non-medical duties that include activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing. If you require home health services, these are considered “medical” and are outside of the scope of Blakeford At Home services. We are happy to help recommend a home health agency that can assist you with these duties at home.
Blakeford At Home provides visits from 1-3 days a week up through 24-hour care. Your schedule is based on what assistance is required. There is a 4-hour minimum to begin care.
It is the goal to provide each family with a consistent schedule and team of caregivers. If you have 1-2 visits per week, you may have 1-2 caregivers. If you require 24-hour care, your team may include up t5 caregivers. Ultimately the duration and frequency of your visits will determine the number of caregivers on your team.
Blakeford At Home can provide caregiving services to families that live within a 10-mile radius of our campus in Green Hills (11 Burton Hills, Nashville, TN 37215).
Based on the assessment of your needs, our nurse will create a plan of care that is the guide for all caregivers who provide you with service. At each visit, the caregiver will review the plan of care and document the tasks that were completed. The care plan can be updated based on changing needs.
It is required that a client be safe at home alone or have a willing and able family member/friend who can provide care during openings in the schedule or can provide for care needs that are outside of the scope of Blakeford At Home services.