Matching Caregivers to Clients

Central to Chitown Home Care operations is matching persons needing care to caregivers with similar cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Aging memories are more responsive to historically familiar settings. Parents want special needs children educated and exposed to native culture and language. Chitown strives to meet your specifications about caregivers.

Other examples for caregiver matching are meals, hobbies, conversational patterns. These factors relate to emotional and spiritual well being vital to health.

Chitown invites your input and desires for matching. Although you may contact us anytime, we recommend you complete the caregiver matching questionnaire to help guide the selection process.

Among the many cultural and ethnic backgrounds served by Chitown Home Care are:

  • African American
  • Arab
  • Armenian
  • Chinese
  • Cuban
  • Ecuadorian
  • Egyptian
  • French
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Greek
  • Guatemalan
  • Indian
  • Irish
  • Israelí
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Mandarin
  • Mexican
  • Native American
  • Pakastani
  • Polish
  • Puerto Rican
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sicilian
  • Taiwanese
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh

Assisted Conditions

Chitown provides non-medical care to persons of all ages with conditions and spacial needs such as, but not limited to

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Cardiac

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Digestive

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Hearing

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Alzheimers

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Orthopedic

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Physical Therapy

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Infant Care

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Respiratory

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Vision

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Palliative

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Fractures

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Pediatric Care

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Senior Care

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Kidney

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Bladder

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Neurological

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Cerebral Palsy

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Mobility

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Dementia

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Parkinsons

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Movement Disorders

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Birth Defects

Chitown – Services Detail

Ethnic & cultural matching

Language
Culture
Ethnicity
Religion
Food preferences
Hobbies

Hygiene Care –Level 1* (No lifting or support needed for transfers or mobility)

Hair Care
Shaving
Shower or tub bath
Skin Care
Toileting
Minor help getting dressed
Put away/clean up materials used for shower

Hygiene Care – level 2* (Lifting or support needed for mobility and transfers)

Hair Care
Shaving
Shower or tub bath
Bed bath
Transfers in and out of shower or tub
Skin Care
Toileting
Getting dressed assistance
Put away/clean up materials used for shower
Changing bed linen

Skilled Recreational Instructors

Art
Music
Exercise

Companionship – level 1*

Home activities (board games, reading, crafts, etc.)
Personal grooming without lifting or support
Medication reminders
Conversation
Mail & bill organizing
Exercise routines & daily walks
Meal preparation
Operating personal electronic devices (non-medical)
Errand runs
Scheduling Appointments
Light house-keeping (bed making, linen changes, organizing/put away clutter)

Companionship – level 2*

Lifting or support during care
Incontinence care
Daily Walks and other exercises
Meal preparations & feeding assistance if needed

Housekeeping

Bed making
Changing linens
Dish washing, drying, & put away
Vacuum
Mop/damp mop floors
Sweep floors
Clean kitchen countertops, wipe down kitchen appliances and stove tops
Disinfect bathroom toileting equipment
Clean bathroom toilet, sink, & tub
Laundry; fold & put away laundry
Dust furniture
Declutter

Meals

Preparing meals
Feeding Assistance
Clean up
Grocery Shopping

Construction

Arranged with outside contractors
Installing support bars
Enlarging doorways
Shower modifications
Building access ramps
Custom projects for mobility and security

Medical Devices and Equipment

Arranging
Delivering

Transportation only

Drive client to and from appointments, activities, and errands -no lifting or support assistance.
Errands with assistance- Assist client with whatever they need help for mobility
Custom trips to activities, parks, museums, entertainment

 * “Level ” refers to pricing structure

In providing services, Chitown’s goal is to maximize emotional and spiritual well-being of persons receiving care and family members

Free initial Assessment – No Obligation

Initial assessments determine services to be provided and pricing. The assessment can be performed in the environment of

the person needing care or,at Chitown’s office. The initial assessment is free- you have no cost or obligation.

Chitown Home Care Pricing

Caregiver Services

Prices Valid from 2/1/19 to 7/31/19

 

Based on 4 hour minimum session

  • Level 1 companionship- $17.50 per hour
  • Level 2 companionship- $19.00 per hour
  • Meal – $18.00 per hour
  • Level 1 Hygiene – $18.00 per hour
  • Level 2 Hygiene – $20.00 per hour
  • Housekeeping – $20.00 per hour
  • Caregiver Vehicle use for errands- $1.50 / hour + $0.55 / mile

Based on 2 Hour Minimum

  • Level 2 Hygiene Care – $23.00 to $30.00 per hour
  • Transportation only – $16.50-$19.00 per hour for driver and vehicle plus $0.55 per mile. Wheel chair lift vehicle, add $12.00.

Live in1 

  • Daily – $260 per Day
  • Includes all above services except transportation
  • Minimum 5 Day Week

 

  • Monthly 5 day week – $2700
  • Monthly 7 day week – $3500

Specials & Discounts 2 (for hourly Caregiver services before January 1 , 2019)

144+ hours of service – 20% Discount

72+ hours of service – 15% Discount

24+ hours of service – 10% Discount

In home viewing device – approx. $3/day, one week minimum

 

Services Provided by contractors and outside vendors

Construction – Contractor charge plus 25%

Maximum $15,000 project cost

Trained Recreational(e.g., art/music/exercise)instructors – contractor rate

Medical Devices and Equipment Arranging/delivery – Individually quoted

1 Live in care is based on a single care giver present for 24 hours. Requires 8 hours sleeping time per day, Lifting or support assistance may require additional help depending on activity and wait.

2 Discounts are from published rates or blended rates based on initial assessments. Not applicable to outside contractor and vendor .

Caregiver services -Pricing Factors

Free, no obligations, initial in-home client assessment to determine services and pricing. Prices negotiated in advance as part of the client contract. Lowest Rate guarantee.

Blended rates will apply if multiple services with different pricing are needed
If a CNA (certified nurse assistant) or a specific skill, training, or experience is desired an additional charge will usually be required.

Weight restrictions may require special equipment or additional charges to perform lifting, or support during transfer, turning, or other movements.

Ethnic & cultural caregiver matching is subject availability and client approval. Additional charges may apply depending on specific needs and preferences.

Unique circumstances such as parking costs or travel to remote locations may impact pricing

 

Coordination with Medical Providers and Case Workers

Chitown coordinates work of caregivers with medical providers and case workers. Chitown personnel are trained to:

  • Obtain contact information for medical providers and case workers during initial assessment
  • Maintain medical provider and case worker information in Chitown’s database
  • Report emergencies to medical providers and family members
  • Report to family members incidents and behavior changes important to medical providers and case workers
  • provide status reports as requested by medical providers and case workers
  • Provide transportation to medical and case worker appointments

Security

  • Licensed by Illinois Department of Public Health – Licence #3001656

  • Guaranteed caregiver presence

  • Licensed CNAs and trained caregivers

  • Mandatory caregiver background checks

  • On site inspections by management

  • Medical records encrypted in transmission

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