At Bee Cared4, we function differently than other in-home care agencies in Atlanta, GA. We are very transparent in everything we do because we have “been there” and experienced what you are now feeling. It was very confusing, stressful, overwhelming and frustrating for us to begin the search for in-home care for our mother. We did Google searches and were taken to many referral websites that provided good learning information, but the sites did not answer our simple question of how much will in-home care for our mother cost?
During our on-line search process, we received endless calls from home care agencies trying to get us to book a “FREE In-Home Assessment” to “learn more about our mom.” We wanted the cost information and were given opaque answers such as “it all depends on hours, how many hours per day, what type of care she needs.” Furthermore, we were told the answers to our cost questions would require an in- home visit. Once we met with an agency, there was no transparency as to how they came up with cost figures. We just got a number and that was that. This is the modus operandi of the home care industry and no agency has risen to be a “game changer”—until now.
Here is ourBeeCared4 story-
We started Bee Cared4 because we wanted to be better than the other agencies we dealt with and offer innovative solutions that really makes a difference in the care of older adults in need of help—our perennials *as we affectionally refer to our clients. Our standards for BeeCared4 are:
- Quality Care Givers. Pay our caregivers a good wage to live on and motivate them for peak performance.
- Communication between BeeCared4 management, our perennials and their families.
- A consistent caregiver that is a perfect fit, functionally and personality wise.
- Transparency of pricing and a detailed explanation why we may charge more than other agencies.
The truth is—we are a staffing agency that provides loving and professional care to our perennials. It is our job to find, recruit, interview, train and manage quality and qualified care givers specific to the needs of our perennials and their families. This is a huge undertaking and one we take very seriously. We require a resume, a current CNA license, current CPR and First Aid Training- We have lengthy face to face interviews with the owners. We do background checks, drug testing, additional training and frequent “announced and unannounced” on site visits by our nurse and owners. YES, on-site visits. From our experience dealing with many other agencies, this is not the industry standard- The state only requires a Care Manager or Nurse to come once every 100 days—we KNOW we must do this more to make certain everything is up to our exacting standards and the level of satisfaction of our perennials and their families is being exceeded.
*Perennial. Implies reinvention. Lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring. Perpetual.
We have added a page to our website at www.beecared4.com to allow you to view health conditions of your loved one and see exactly how much it will cost based on how many hours per week and projected length of time you intend to have In-home care. You will review and complete our paperwork and purchase care packages right online at our web-site (www.BeeCared4.com). You can find our exact pricing online without having to have an in-home visit. Of course, we are available by phone or e-mail to answer any questions you may have.
The more hours you use, the more your hourly rate lowers. We know that the ONLY way to get quality caregivers is to give them a living wage, consistent work and show we care about them. Accordingly, we pay $2.00-$3.00 more per hour than other area homecare agencies to attract and retain the best possible caregivers. We pay the caregiver’s taxes– which now increases the hourly amount we pay by 20%. To motivate and reward for “on-time” attendance, we pay a bonus of $1.00 more per hour per 30-day cycle for “on- time clock ins”. What remains for BeeCared4 of the hourly rate we charge averages $5-$8 per hour –from which we pay overhead expenses and Federal/State taxes.
Our rates per hour range from $20.00-$30.00 depending on the package you choose. Please visit BeeCared4.com to view our prices and pick a package that works for you. Once you have selected your care package, we will speak and meet with you to start the search for your ideal caregiver.