Qualicare Supports the ALS Community
Qualicare has been deeply involved with the ALS community since before our beginning. Over the years, we have developed a special sensitivity to those with ALS and their families. We’ve helped people from the life-changing diagnosis through the wrenching adjustments to living with this new reality. As difficult as this condition is, we have continually seen stories of courage and growth as families cope with—and in some cases—surmount the impact of this disease. Through all of this, we’ve been there.
The goal of ALS Insights is to reach out to those who are starting on the ALS journey and, in a small way, to provide information, comfort, and strength through sharing stories and insights from ALS families and ALS professionals.
But it’s not just for those in the ALS community. These stories contain encouragement and insight that we can all use as we navigate life’s physical and emotional challenges.
ALS ResourcesIn this section, we provide a wide range of resources-from caregiving tips to ALS information to more stories from those who have been on the ALS Journey.
All about BiPAPThe BiPAP, a non-invasive ventilation device, has significantly improved the quality of life for many ALS patients. In this section, we provide detailed information on how it works.
Will using private services exclude receiving government services?
No! Qualicare actually makes it a priority to coordinate public services from all applicable agencies so that our clients get access to all services and resources they are eligible for. We take the initiative to contact these public agencies to improve the setup and management of these government services.
Will private insurance cover Qualicare services?
It’s possible. There are numerous insurance plans that cover all the nursing and personal support services offered by Qualicare. You should always verify your coverage with your insurance company before moving forward with any health services. If you choose to hire Qualicare, you will be responsible for reimbursement from your insurance company. At this time, we are not able to work directly with insurance companies unless we are hired by them and given explicit instructions.
Why should I involve Qualicare in selecting health services?
When it comes to finding and assessing a nursing home, retirement center, or other type of long-term care facility, you need a partner who understands the process and what to look for. That’s where Qualicare comes in. We make sure that you understand the important aspects that must be reviewed and have specific criteria established before every beginning. We can help organize tours, set up appointments, and ensure all your questions are answered as you aim to narrow down your options to find the best possible facility.
Where do Qualicare clients receive care?
Qualicare provides quality care to clients wherever they are located-whether that be at home, in a nursing home facility, in the hospital, or within a retirement community.
What types of caregivers are available for our home?
All of our professionals are trained caregivers who have the qualifications and / or certifications necessary to provide the appropriate type of care to the clients they are serving. Many Qualicare caregivers have professional, medical, and even nursing designations from around the world, as well as local experience in their area. Our staff includes Nurse Managers, Practical Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Personal Support Workers.
What makes Qualicare unique?
Our collaborative approach to healthcare advocacy and coordinated care ensures clients get the best possible care in every situation. From remaining innovative to providing simple, easy to understand home health services, we excel in every area. Learn more about the Qualicare difference here.
What are the benefits to having a Qualicare nurse manager accompany clients to doctor appointments?
Navigating the healthcare system can be challenging. Our Nurse Managers can accompany clients to appointments, supporting them through the process. They keep all relative materials organized and on hand to ensure doctors have all the information needed to properly assess a patient’s health. They can also help interpret reports and findings from doctors that may be difficult for a loved one or their family to understand. Lastly, our Nurse Managers work with clients and their healthcare providers to explore viable treatment options.
Does Qualicare provide palliative care?
Yes. Qualicare has compassionate nurses and caregivers are ready to help families through this challenging and difficult journey. We pull together community resources, led by a palliative doctor, to ensure the individual is as comfortable as possible and their family is cared for as well. Our mission is to maximum the loved one’s qualify of life, prioritizing comfort with our holistic approach.
How does prevention play a part in Qualicare services?
Our goal is to ensure our clients are healthy and cared for. This commitment helps us prevent problems from developing and allows us to quickly initiate medical interventions when necessary. Our case managers are all nurses, meaning they have the knowledge and experience to help clients avoid hospitalizations through close monitoring of their condition, medication, lab results, specialist’s reports, and much more.
How does a loved one’s family benefit from Qualicare?
Family members can often take the brunt of the situation when trying to ensure a loved one gets the medical care and support they need. That’s why Qualicare was founded, to ensure that loved ones and their families get the support and guidance they need. Family members can have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are getting exceptional care and support with the help of Qualicare, allowing them to better balance their professional, personal, and familial responsibilities. Our care coordination also helps ensure that loved ones and family members are properly cared for and assisted every step of this difficult time. We enable you to care for your loved one, rather than having to provide care.
Does Qualicare provide short-term live-in caregivers?
If an individual has an urgent or temporary need for live-in care, Qualicare can provide caregivers who are ready to provide short-stay care for live-in assignments. Individuals who need live-in care may require assistance or security, but should still have restful sleep at night. Caregivers are equipped to provide assistance with general personal care, daily living activities, and errands.
How do doctors or hospital staff feel about having Qualicare involved?
Medical professionals regularly recognize the significant benefit of having our professionals provide support through up to date and accurate reports. Our healthcare advocates provide insightful knowledge on important health issues clients may be dealing with, enabling them to provide better, more personalized care. Qualicare also ensures that any pertinent or crucial information is reviewed by hospitals or doctors so that treatments can be adjusted as necessary. In many cases, our services can help coordinate early discharges by creating a more comfortable, safe recovery at home. Qualicare can significantly reduce discharge time by creating a suitable environment at home for healing and recovery with the support of a medical team. Further, government agencies also place great value on the services we provide.