Posted on November 6, 2013
Constant Companions continues to serve the senior population of San Diego and SW Riverside with a full-service, employee-based home care model. However, throughout 2011 and 2012, as our care coordinator met with many seniors and their families, they were increasingly turning down traditional home care agency services and opting to look on Craigslist or another private set-up. Private hire caregiving can be risky, if not downright dangerous. We felt we needed to provide a solution to families that offered them the assurance of background checks and care oversight.
In January of 2013, Affordable Alternatives was created. Affordable Alternatives is a separate Home Care Referral Agency that seeks to provide seniors with a safer alternative to inexpensive home care.
All of the caregivers at Affordable Alternatives must pass the same rigorous screening process as Constant Companions’ Caregivers:
- 7 year/50 state background check
- Employment/Reference check
- CareProfiler Questionnaire
Affordable Alternatives is insured with both general and professional liability in addition to being bonded. All caregivers registered with Affordable Alternatives are independent contractors that are allowed to set their own rates and the agency collects a set fee for care management and administration (billing, payment, compliance, and maintaining insurance).
As with Constant Companions, Affordable Alternatives clients receive a comprehensive in-home assessment, care plan and regular contact to make sure all is going as expected and to make any adjustments in the care plan as necessary.
Rates for Affordable Alternatives begin at $15.60 per hour and $156/day.
To Reach a Care Coordinator 24/7, please call: 888.713.3268by