Frequently Asked Questions
Right at Home of Albuquerque’s greatest priority is the health and safety of our clients and our caregivers. As such we are taking every possible precaution to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission. We are following the guidelines provided by NMDOH, CDC, and WHO and are strictly enforcing infection control and safety policies with our caregivers:
- Caregivers with any Covid-19 symptoms or suspected exposure are immediately quarantined with pay until symptoms resolve and/or test negative. For more information about testing and quarantine policies please contact our office.
- Caregivers are required to complete a screening questionnaire before each shift and wear approved personal protective equipment at all shifts at all times, without exception.
- All caregivers receive infection control training.
- We supply PPE to all caregivers. We issue N95 respirators to caregivers serving clients suspected of infection. Due to OSHA requirements, we are unable to provide services to clients who test positive for Covid-19.
Right at Home uses an electronic visit verification system to monitor time and attendance as well as caregiver activity. This allows you to have a written record of services within the home where care is provided. And we can provide written verification at any time.
Also, our itemized invoices are always sent after services are complete. This lets you ask any questions about time or date of care, and it allows us to make any schedule adjustments before your invoice is sent.
Our goal is to establish a long-term caregiving relationship with your loved one. Should your family want to request another caregiver for any reason, we'll search for a match until your family is happy. We understand that a strong rapport and trust with a caregiver are vital to a successful in-home care experience.
If your loved one receives care for many hours in a day or at different times of the day throughout the week, it may be necessary to schedule more than one caregiver in a given week. If your family requires multiple caregivers, our goal is the same: We want you to be satisfied and happy. We'll do what it takes to make sure we achieve that goal.
Although we cannot directly administer medications, we can assist with reminders and monitoring. In fact medication reminders are one of our most requested services. We can also report any side effects and assist with pre-measured medication packages.
No. You don't need pre-authorization, pre-qualification, certification or even a prescription for Right at Home's services. You choose the services you want, when to start those services and how often those services are used.
If you request assistance with billing a private insurance policy (such as long-term care insurance) for our services, we're happy to help with the entire "benefits coordination" process. This includes providing any documentation you need for reimbursement by an insurance carrier.
Our home care services are typically billed on an hourly basis. This makes it easy to make a Custom Care Plan for you. To discuss the exact rates for the services you may need, contact our office. We’ll set up an in-home consultation to begin discussing a Custom Care Plan and the rates for each service on your plan.
We always provide a written rate sheet prior to initiating care services. Rates will never be increased without at least thirty days notice.
Medicare provides an eligibility tool to see if your family qualifies, but they typically don't pay for the type of hourly personal care service that Right at Home provides. Right at Home may be able to provide documentation to third parties such as long-term care insurance companies that could help you obtain the best coverage possible.
Additionally, Right at Home has preferred relationships with many companies that either fully reimburse or partially reimburse for home health care. Typical accounts for reimbursement include reverse mortgage, health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts.
We also work with reimbursement programs like Veterans Aid and Attendance, a benefit paid to veterans and surviving spouses who require our services; the benefit is in addition to their monthly pension.
We adhere to all applicable federal and state guidelines related to privacy of personal and health care information. This starts once we have a formal service agreement, before a caregiver even comes to your family member's home. The written service agreement stipulates the exact restrictions on the use of your information, which clarifies that unauthorized individuals will not be given access to information without a client's or their legally authorized representative's formal consent.
Your information is never sold to a third party under any circumstances. In fact, only the office personnel and caregivers who are directly involved in your service will have access to information related to the care of your loved one.
Give us a call. We'll arrange a time to visit you, your family and/or any authorized representative to fully discuss your particular home care situation and how Right at Home might help.
Together, we'll go over the care your family needs and the care we provide. We'll answer all of your questions regarding in-home care services and costs. Then, we'll begin putting together your custom care plan and matching your loved one with the right caregiver. Usually, care can begin within a matter of a few days.