The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 23, 2013

Care Team staff puts HOME in health care

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Enid and area residents have many options for home health care assistance due to chronic illness, challenges of aging or recuperation after a hospital stay.

Home health agencies help individuals remain in their homes as long as possible by bringing nurses, therapists and other trained medical personnel in to provide services.

Once facet of home health care is private duty care. Unlike Medicare, a doctor’s order is not required to receive in-home assistance. Private care can be compensated through private pay, respite vouchers, long-term care insurance or veteran’s benefits. CareTeam partners with Medicare and hospice agencies to provide a full range of care that allows families to keep their loved one at home.

“We provide personal care such as companionship, bathing assistance, homemaking tasks, transportation and dementia care,” said Sandy Griffin, office manger for CareTeam. “This can be for as little as one hour to around-the-clock care.

“Even when patients require hospitalization or have to be admitted to a facility, families often ask us to be there to provide one-on-one care for their loved one.”

She said the family has the security of knowing all CareTeam members are licensed, bonded and insured and have passed stringent background checks.

“Our caregivers are required to undergo continuous training and our clients have the peace of mind knowing that all worker’s compensation and tax liabilities are covered by our company,” Griffin said.

CareTeam’s office serves Enid and the surrounding area.

“We can be reached 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns, as we never use an answering service,” Griffin said. “We can provide an in-home assessment at absolutely no charge or obligation and tailor our service to meet the individual needs and budgets of our clients.”

CareTeam is at 228 Kenwood and can be reached at (580) 237-0669. The company’s website, www.careteamhc.com, provides more information.