Clear costs


What are Clear Costs?

Are you tired of the lengthy process of finding a good care provider? There are so many offers, yet no one is transparent about the costs of care. They will offer help, but be completely unhelpful with what the cost of care is. We at Voyager believe that you should know your costs upfront. Also, unlike most companies, we don't have hidden costs and surcharges. For example, you accept care from Company "A", you get this care for a specific cost. Then, after you accept the care, you find out it cost extra for light cleaning, or incontinence care, that specific cost was not very honest. Here at Voyager, we tell you the cost in a clear way. Also, unlike most companies we don't like to add hidden charges, but make one clear cost for the full spectrum/scope of care provider you choose. We do have additional unique services for additional amounts, but as you will see we are both upfront and clear about these services. Also realize we pay our Care Workers very well to achieve the quality of care we provide, happy employees make happy clients.

 


 

Companion Care / HomeMaker

Spectrum / Scope of Care (What they do)

  • Provide companion care (spending quality time)
  • Supervision for Safety and Assistance to the client in activities of daily living (ADL's) to maintain the client in their home and at optimal health
  • Run errands with or without the client
  • Drive client for errands, enjoyment, and/or appointments (with clients car)
  • Light cleaning (cleaning up after self and client, see bottom of page for full definition)
  • CPR trained
  • Cooking
  • Laundry or other tasks
  • Medication reminders (they cannot give the medications, see bottom for full definition) 
  • Reading, writing letters, playing games, and other similar care.
  • Think, any full spectrum non-physical/non-medical care that encompasses and focuses on your loved one.

Client Requirements (is this the right care for your loved one)

  • Client must be able to get up and walk by themselves. This scope of practice cannot lift a client, minus emergencies of course.
  • This scope of care encompasses helping and spending time with the client in presence, but not physically. The client must be able to physically and independently ambulate (walk),
  • go to the bathroom, bathe, eat, and be able to provide other personal needs (may supervise). Our Care Providers can supervise for safety, however, if your loved one needs
  • physical help, their care will fall into a higher Spectrum of care need, such as a Personal Care Provider (PCW, check out our PCW Care below)

$22.00 Per Hour

 4+ hour long appointments / shifts minimum. 

  Personal Care Worker (PCW)

Spectrum / Scope of Care (What they do)

  • Provides full / all Spectrum/Scope of Care that Companion/HomeMaker care workers provide + More Below. 
  • PCW care is much more "hands-on" with the client. Whereas HomeMakers can supervise such care, PCW workers are able to perform non-medical physical care such as:
  • Bathing and Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Toileting (incontinence care, bed pans, commodes, toilets)
  • Ambulation (helping to walk)
  • Required to attend regular training
  • Reports pertinent information to case manager
  • Assists self-directing consumers with transfers and ambulation including use of a cane, walker, and wheelchair. 
  • Think, any full spectrum physical and non-physical care that encompasses and focuses your loved.

Client Requirements (is this the right care for your loved one)

  • Client must be able to stand up with minimum assistance (PCW's may help stabilize). Your loved one needs to be self-directing when transferring or walking. This scope of practice 
  • cannot lift a client without the majority of the weight being lifted by the client themselves, minus emergencies of course.
  • This scope of care encompasses helping and spending time with the client in presence and are able to physically help the client. If the client is in need of the care stated above but are unable to lift, walk, or turn themselves in bed, they may fall under the scope of practice of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). If the client needs medical assistance they would also fall into the scope of a CNA.

$25.00 Per Hour

 4+ hour long appointments / shifts minimum. 

 

  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Spectrum / Scope of Care (what they do)

  • Provides full/all Spectrum/Scope of care that Homemakers + PCW care workers provide + more below. 
  • CNA's have a very large spectrum of care. Their care is distinctive in the fact that not only can they provide personal care, but also medical care within their scope of practice.

Specific focuses:

  • Full assistance in ambulation (walking), transfers, turning, and movement of any kind.
  • Assists with registered nurses to perform medical and non-medical functions
  • Observe client responses to treatment, report changes to licensed nurse.
  • Can administer medications if QMAP Certified (this is an extra cost, see bottom of page for clear costs), otherwise medication reminders
  • Home Safety and Documentation
  • Vital Signs (pulse, respiration's, temperature, and others)
  • Intake and output record keeping
  • Recognizing and responding to Challenging Behaviors
  • Mechanical Lifts/Range of Motion/Lifting/Turning
  • Catheter Care and other medical care
  • Medical record keeping
  • Dementia and Alzheimer specialization care

Client Requirements (is this the right care for your loved one)

  • If your loved one needs medical care and/or cannot bear the majority of their weight, this would be the correct care. 
  • This scope of care encompasses helping and spending time with the client in presence, physically, and medically (within their scope of practice) to help the client.

$27.00 Per Hour

 4+ hour long appointments / shifts minimum.

  Registered Nurse (RN)

Spectrum / Scope of Care (what they do)

  • Provides full/all Spectrum/Scope of care that Homemakers + PCW + CNA care workers provide + more below. 
  • Provides full scope of practice of a Licensed registered nurse.
  • We have 24/7 RN Care available for all ages. 
  • For more questions or information please call our office.

$60.00 Per Hour (4 hours minimum)

    $150.00 per skilled nursing visit

    • Skilled Nursing Visits include: Inserting a Catheter, Urine Collection & Analysis, etc.
    • $150.00 includes the entire visit (no time requirement).

      Deep Cleaning / Premium Cleaning Services

    Spectrum / Scope of Service

    • Light cleaning services comes free with all care workers and scopes of practice. All types of cleaning are provided only when appropriate, the client is always the main focus. Cleaning occurs when time is available during the shift. Light cleaning services is the cleaning up after our care workers and our clients while providing services.

           For example:

    • If our care worker prepares a meal, they will clean up any messes or dishes they made/used for the client. 
      • Tidying up the clients room.
      • Organizing for the client
      • Cleaning/mopping/vacuuming any messes the client makes during a care workers shift. 
      • Laundry for the client only
      • Essentially any cleaning that focuses on the client, not the family or the house as a whole.
    • Deep Cleaning/Premium Cleaning Services 
      • Generally applies to light cleaning and most other cleaning for both the client and family within the house.
      • Cleaning the kitchen, refrigerator, stove, and other kitchen appliances.
      • Laundry for the whole house.
      • Vacuuming, mopping, and/or sweeping the entire house.
      • Cleaning bathrooms and tidying up other rooms
      • This cleaning only occurs when appropriate as the clients personal needs comes first. If you want 100% focus on cleaning, we do provide cleaning service workers without client care.
    • Premium Cleaning Services Only
      • If you would like our cleaning services provided without patient/client care. Our prices are $20.00 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours per appointment.
      • As stated previously if you would like to add this service for our care workers to provide while caring for your loved one (when appropriate), the additional price per hour is $3.00.

           For example:

    • If you hire a CNA at $25.00 per hour and you would like to add Premium Cleaning Services to their scope of practice, the new price will be $28.00 per hour with these services combined (Client Care and Premium Cleaning Services).

    Additional $3.00 Per Hour

      When added to a care worker service.

    QMAP Services

    • (QMAP) certified workers are trained to safely administer medications in certain settings where it's authorized by law.
    • A QMAP can:
      • Administer medications according to written physician's orders.
      • Maintain proper documentation of the administration of both prescription and non-prescription drugs. 
      • Use proper techniques when administering medications by various routes. 
      • Safely and accurately fill and administer medications to and from medication reminder boxes with oversight from a licensed person or qualified manager.

    $2.00 Per Hour

      When added to a care worker service.

     

    We have a wide variety of additional services that may be requested, including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Nutritionists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and many more.

    Contact us at (719) 722-4516! We serve Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas to give your loved ones the attention they deserve.