How we meet your in-home caregiving needs?
In addition to the skilled home health care services we offer, First Choice Home Health provides a full range of personal care, companionship, and in-home caregiving services, also referred to as private duty nursing. These services are performed by a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN). We will work with you to determine your needs and create a personal care program specifically for you or your loved one. A caregiver will then come to your home or alternate location such as an assisted living facility, hotel, or vacation rental, to provide the care that’s needed. All care is provided under the supervision of a registered nurse.
We also provide caregiver relief, and vacation relief. So, if you’re a caregiver and need a break, call us. We can provide a CNA to take over for you for as long or short a period you request. If you are vacationing here and are in need of a caregiver to say "watch over Grandma while the family goes skiing" as an example, call us so we can send a caregiver to provide some help.
Whether young, old or in between, First Choice Home Health can provide care for nearly anyone. We will work with you to match a caregiver to your needs. No request is too difficult, so just ask us. Feel free to call us at (406) 551-2273 to get started, or if you'd like, fill out this online application so we have your information ahead of time.
Why Choose First Choice Home Health?
Dementia Care Specialists:
Our caregivers have completed a nationally accredited dementia care training program. So if you have a loved one dealing with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, you can have peace of mind knowing our aides have the proper training to deal compassionately and knowledgably with this diagnosis.
Many of our aides are CNAs:
We know our clients have different home care needs so we have on staff both PCAs (private care aides), and CNAs (certified nursing assistants). CNA is a certification where aides have received state-approved training and are now licensed. Depending on the level of care needed, we match you with a caregiver we feel will best serve you. We require all our home care aides to have prior experience, and each employee is thoroughly screened with background checks.
We can provide care 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including holidays and weekends.
Flexible scheduling and low minimums:
Most agencies require large amounts of time be scheduled. First Choice Home Health allows a 1-hour minimum visit time so that you aren’t stuck paying for more than what you really need and want.
We move fast:
We provide prompt initiation of services, usually within 24 hours of receiving a request.
First Choice Home Health is locally owned and operated. We are not part of a chain or a franchise.
We listen to you:
We don’t just tell you what we think you want to hear. We listen to you with an open heart and mind then make recommendations based on feedback from you and your family.
We’re here for you:
We want to serve you and your family. We share your cares and concerns and we will make every effort to meet your needs while working within your schedule and budget.
- Dressing: according to needs, ranging from minimal to complete assistance
- Set up weekly or biweekly med boxes; call in refill requests
- Bathing: bed baths, tub baths, showers
- Toileting: help to the bathroom, assisting with bedpans and urinals, incontinence care
- Grooming: hair and skin care needs
- Nutrition: assist with meal prep, serving meals, assist in feeding
- Mobility: walking and range of motion exercises, transfers and ambulation
- Help and encouragement with light exercise program
- Monitoring of specific concerns and general well-being, as well as communicate with other health care providers and family members as requested
Daily Living Assistance:
- Appointment and medication reminders
- Picking up groceries and prescriptions
- Walk the dog, get the mail
Around the House:
- Help with cooking and light housecleaning
- Assist with doing the laundry
- Assist with keeping the home tidy and safe
- Drive client to and from appointments, errands, family outings, and events
- Assist with getting in and out of car
Who provides the care?
Once we ascertain the level of care you need, we’ll determine what skilled professional will come to your home. This includes:
- Private Care Aides (PCA)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Private Duty Nurses (LPN/RN)
How do I pay for in-home caregiving?
Caregiver services are covered by long-term care insurance. If the person receiving care has this type of insurance, contact us to help initiate services under that policy. If there is no long-term care insurance, in-home caregiving services are paid for out of pocket. Call us at (406) 551-2273 to inquire about our rates and to discuss your needs with us.
No Minimum Time Period
Unlike most agencies that require a minimum time period (like four hours) to get started, we have no minimums and can provide a caregiver if you need someone just for an hour a few days a week. We don’t want you to have to pay for time that you don’t need.
We work around your schedule and your unique needs, including caring for anyone at any age. We will work with you to match a caregiver to your needs. No request is too difficult, so just ask.
First Choice Medical Services
Skilled Home Health
Outpatient Therapy at Home
|Patient required to be homebound*||Yes||No||Yes|
|Must have doctor’s orders to care for patient||Yes||No||Yes|
|Visit times and length determined by client||No||Yes||No|
|Agency will bill medical insurance including Medicare||Yes||No||Yes|
|Agency will bill long term care policy||No (not applicable)||Yes (if applicable)||No (not applicable)|
|Pay fees out of pocket if no long term care policy||No||Yes||No|
|Must require skills of a registered nurse or therapist||Yes||No||Yes|
|Personal care services and assistance with activities of daily living not related to medical treatment of patient’s illness or injury or provided||No||Yes||No|
|Veteran’s eligible for benefits covered by VA||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|*Homebound status is what qualifies a patient for home health care services. Homebound status is a Medicare regulation that states a patient’s absences from the home must be a taxing effort, infrequent and in most instances for the purposes of receiving health care treatment.|