These are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive, give us a call today and we’d be happy to speak with you about your specific family needs.
What is home care?
Home care refers to any type of care, medical or non-medical, that is provided to a client in the comfort of their own home.
What types of services do you offer?
Pear Tree Home Care offers a range of home care services:
Companion care: Meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping/doctors’ appointments and transportation for any other types of errands, medication reminders, live-in service and respite care.
Personal care: Bathing, grooming, hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence and feeding/special diet assistance.
Specialized care: Dementia/Alzheimer’s care, fall prevention, and other in-home safety solutions.
See the Our Services page for a full list.
What is the difference between home care and home healthcare?
Usually “home care” refers to non-medical care such as companionship/homemaking services, while “home healthcare” refers to the medical services such as skilled nursing care, physical therapy, wound care, etc.
What is Private Duty Home Care?
Private duty nursing services are available thru private payment, which is self-pay, Medicaid, and some health insurers.
Will insurance cover the cost of Pear Tree Home Care services?
Give us a call today and Pear Tree Home Care can help determine if your insurance policy will reimburse you for our services. We can also assist in processing the paperwork for you and providing your insurance company with all needed documentation. We make it as easy as possible for you to have your loved ones needs taken care of to bring you peace of mind.
What are your service areas?
We offer home care service in all St. Louis City and County. We also serve St. Charles, Warren, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.
Does Pear Tree offer both medical and non-medical home care?
Pear Tree Home Care is a non-medical home care agency, Pear Tree Home Health will be opening soon and offer skilled workers for all your families’ medical needs.
How much does in-home care cost?
Everyone’s in home care needs are different and this is why it is important to contact our office to find out exactly what kind of assistance your loved one needs. We charge by the hour and we offer companions, home health aides, and skilled nursing assistants, contact us today and we will help pair you with the right companion for your home care needs.
What is your availability? Are you open on holidays?
We are always open. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are here for your family’s needs.
Which services are right for my loved one?
During the initial in home assessment your client care coordinator will document all of your needs, preferences and services required. They will then select the best caregiver fit for the client and an introduction will be arranged. During this introduction all parties will review the care plan to ensure that everyone is in agreement on what services will be needed.
What if my companion is sick or goes on vacation?
Pear Tree Home Care employs a team of caregivers so that your service is not interrupted if your caregiver goes on vacation or gets sick. If your companion is unavailable, we will contact you before making new arrangements. We will also introduce the interim caregiver to you and review your Care Plan with the new caregiver prior to beginning service. Our goal is to ensure that the highest quality services are provided to bring you peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are in good hands.
Do you provide services to those in nursing homes or assisted living communities?
Absolutely, many of our clients are residents of assisted living communities or nursing homes who have a desire for additional attention or specialized care.