Resources and FAQs
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, slightly over 5 percent of the 65+ population occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes, and about 4.2 percent are in nursing homes at any given time. The remainder is depending on the long-term care, such as VANTAGE Home Wellness Solutions.
Long-term care is not an easy topic for many of us to discuss with loved ones and delaying the conversation can result in being blindsided by the difficult facts (provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services):
- 70% of those who live past age 65 will need some form of long-term care at some point
- More than 90% of American adults don’t have long-term care insurance.
- 59% of Americans are uncomfortable talking to their families about long-term care
- The cost of care, whether in the home or at a living facility, can get as high as $87,000 a year or more for nursing home care.
Providing care to an aging loved one can be overwhelming. Our four decades of experience in the care of aging adults has allowed us to gather multiple resources to help you navigate the process so you can focus your energy on spending time together with your loved one. And when you need help, VANTAGE Home Wellness Solutions is ready.
- AARP’s Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families is a guide to help you through the caregiving planning process.
- Signs your loved one needs home care assistance
- Ohio Health offers a wonderful infographic and Senior Fall Prevention Checklist
- The website careforagingparents.com offers a great organizer if you need assistance with managing your caregiving duties.
We send staff to provide in-home services to help an older adult with disabilities stay independent and continue to age safely in the home environment. Homemakers visit to help with light housekeeping tasks like dusting, sweeping, laundry, and errands. Health Aides assist with personal care and the Chore team provides help with heavy duty cleaning.
Personal care means hands-on care. Aides assist with bathing and grooming tasks, dressing and walking. Health Aides can care for someone who is bedfast or needs accompaniment to medical appointments.
No. The Chore team completes heavy duty work inside the home. They wash walls and windows, scrub carpet, deep clean bathrooms and kitchens, and remove trash. Chore service is usually provided once a year, but can be scheduled more frequently if needed.
We complete a comprehensive background check and maintain insurance to cover our service to you.
Homemaker and Health Aide services are provided to residents of Summit County.
Chore services are provided to residents of Summit, Portage, Stark, and Wayne Counties.
We receive a limited amount of money from charitable foundations and government sources to provide services free of charge to some people. To qualify for free services, a person must be homebound, have chronic disabilities, and have an income less than 200% of the poverty income guideline. Because the demand for free service is great, there is a waiting list for the service.
Private pay services are available. For private pay service, a contract is signed and service is scheduled, completed and billed to the recipient or payer, often a family member. For an explanation of costs, please contact Home Wellness Solutions at 330-253-4597 ext. 128.