CarePlus: Innovative Senior Care Technology Combined with a Personal Caregiver
Assisted Living Services, Inc. (ALS) is the first and only agency in CT to develop a program called CarePlus, which blends both care and technology to better serve Connecticut’s elderly and disabled population. This innovative senior care technology is a great tool that can be used to improve safety and quality of life for people aging in place.
How Does the Program Work?
This program entitles clients that use our Personal Care Assistant Services (40 hours or more each week) or 24 hour Live-in Caregiver Services to be eligible to receive one type of technology that best supplements care. For example, you may not need around-the-clock care with a PCA, however need access to help in an emergency when alone. With CarePlus we provide the care during the time requested and add a Personal Emergency Response System, Medication Management System, or Smart Caregiver System at no charge.
Assisted Living Services, Inc. and Assisted Living Technologies are offering the CarePlus program for one low fee of $20.95 per hour (minimum 40 hours per week), which is actually a rate that is well below the average in Connecticut for a caregiver alone – according to a report done by the State of Connecticut Office of Policy Management which indicates that the average for just PCA Services for 2016 to be $29.00 per hour.
CarePlus can enhance care, reduce costs to the client thereby extending their ability to remain at home, and increase the peace of mind to family caregivers that cannot always be present to see how their loved one is doing.