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Assisting Hands Home Health Care Michigan
If you need home health care for you or you loved ones, consider Assisting Hands Home Care in Michigan!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I know if my loved one needs in-home care?

  • If you notice a decline in a loved one’s ability to care for themselves, such as loss of weight, unkempt/contaminated clothing, not bathing or brushing teeth, missing appointments, forgetting to take medications, not eating, the decline in housekeeping, unpaid bills, and unopened mail is piling up.
  • Assisted hands home care can help.
  • Click for the list of 135 things our care team can help you with!

What kind of services do you provide?

  • We provide a full range of both non-medical and professional nursing care services.
  • Our most common services include personal care, homemaking, respite, meal preparation, incidental transportation, medication management (nursing), foot care, and dressing changes.
  • Visit our home care services page for a full listing of ways to help you or someone you love.
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How quickly can I arrange for service?

  • The more notice we have, the better, but we can arrange services within 24 hours.
  • The more time we have, the more likely we will match you with a more permanent caregiver who best fits your situation!
  • Please visit our contact page to schedule an appointment!

How much does the service cost?

  • Rates vary depending on each person’s individual needs and location.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us for a complimentary in-home consultation to obtain pricing for your particular needs.
  • We pride ourselves on our high quality our competitive pricing and stand by having some of the highest ratings in the Southeastern Michigan region!

Do you require a minimum of hours and days a week to provide care?

  • To provide the best level of care assistance, we require a 4-hour minimum for each shift.
  • The frequency of visits is flexible according to each client’s or family’s request.
  • Generally, we do accommodate special situations, but this would have to be discussed during the initial evaluation to find what works best for you.

What are my payment sources for home care services?

We work with the following payment sources:

  • Private pay.
  • MI Choice Waiver Program.
  • VA benefits.
  • Most private insurance plans.
  • Select long-term care insurance plans.
  • Multiple auto insurances (catastrophic claims).
  • Workman’s compensation.

Are your home care services covered through Medicare, Medicaid, or Blue Cross Blue Shield?

  • Our services are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, or other private health care entities.

How else can I pay for home care services:

  • Most clients do pay for private home care services through private pay costs. 
  • Other common ways to pay are Medicaid, Veterans Affairs Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and other subsidy programs.
  • Please visit our Free E-book on the services available in Michigan.

Is your home care agency licensed?

  • Michigan does not issue a license for private duty home care agencies.
  • However, we adhere to the most stringent standards for hiring and training our care team, and ours is a physician-led company.
  • We stand by our caregiver’s qualities. Our team is managed by a Ph.D. psychologist who matches caregivers and clients and a physician to overview the care provided.

Are your caregivers insured and bonded?

  • Yes, for the safety and peace of mind of those we serve, each care staff member is fully bonded and insured.
  • We train and provide extensive background checks for all of our caregivers.

Why would I hire an Assisting Hands Home Care caregiver versus a private caregiver for my family?

If you hire privately, you become the employer of the caregiver. The following are just a few things you must consider when hiring privately.

  • Once you hire a caregiver privately, you are responsible for all state and federal payroll taxes.
  • How will you pay for any claims of disability if they are filed against you? You must obtain Worker’s Compensation Insurance or make sure your private caregiver comes with insurance. If not, you could be responsible for any injuries claimed to have happened while working at your home.
  • What happens if the private person doesn’t show up for work? Are you prepared to stay home and take care of your loved one?
  • If the care is for you, are you prepared to be left alone without care if the caregiver does not show up?
  • Are you capable of running a comprehensive, national criminal background check?
  • Is the private caregiver bonded against theft?
  • Who will supervise them?
  • These are only some of the challenges of hiring privately. With Assisting Hands Home Care, you do not worry about these issues.

How are your caregivers screened?

We begin with an initial phone interview and an in-person interview and training.

Those who pass these initial screenings are required to provide at least two professional/personal references, as well as go through the following background screenings:

  • Criminal history.
  • Motor Vehicle Record.
  • SSN Address Trace.
  • Professional License Check.
  • Drug screenings are mandatory.
  • What kind of training do your caregivers receive?

Upon hire, all care staff participates in a mandatory three-hour orientation. Ongoing training includes:

  • Monthly in-services. Monthly in-services cover topics such as diagnosis-specific training, confidentiality, and more.
  • Quarterly in-services. Quarterly in-services are centered on providing disease-specific training and information.
  • Mandatory annual in-services. Annual in-services provide in-depth information on blood-borne pathogens, HIPAA, and other industry and care-specific subjects selected based on feedback from clients, caregivers, and payer sources.

What makes Assisted Hands Michigan different from other in-home care companies?

  • We carefully and thoughtfully match caregivers with our clients.
  • If a client ever feels that a particular caregiver is not a good match, we listen and work to make a better-suited match based on the client’s feedback.
  • When appropriate, we strive to keep the same caregivers in the home to ensure continuity of care and client comfort.
  • We’ve also developed several diagnosis-specific programs to help reduce hospitalizations and readmissions.

What are the advantages of home care?

  • Home care allows individuals to remain in the comfort of the place they call home.
  • Home care also assures families, case managers, and physicians that older adults are safe and receiving the necessary care to remain independent and helps reduce hospitalizations and readmissions.

Who can receive in-home care?

  • In-home care is available to any individual who needs care. We provide services to children as well as adults.
  • Our clients include seniors who need a little extra assistance in their homes and individuals recovering from car accidents or those who were injured in workplace accidents.

Will I reach someone at your agency after hours, and how should I do it?

Are your services available in nursing homes or assisted living facilities?

  • Yes, depending on the payer source. The MI Choice Waiver Program (Medicaid) and VA will not provide services in the client’s home.
  • However, private pay clients can receive services wherever they reside – home, nursing home, hospital, or assisted living.

What if my caregiver is sick and cannot make it to my house?

How do I know I am picking the best option?

  • We always recommend a no-obligation consultation to visit your loved one and present possible care options. 
  • We stand by the quality of our care and have some of the BEST reviews in the southeast Michigan area!

How much does home care cost per hour?

  • Home care at Assisting Hands Michigan ranges from $28 to $38 per hour. 
  • While this does provide a cost, it can be very inexpensive when compared to the cost of a skilled living facility or skilled nursing home.
  • We do have a minimum of 4-hour shifts at any one time.
  • For more options on paying, please see our free e-book on paying for home care.

How much does 24/7 in-home care cost per month?

  • Setting up care for us weekly can cost in the $400 range for respite care per week. 
  • To have a full-time 24/7 in-home caregiver can cost significantly more per month.
  • This can cost the $10,000 to $12,000 range per month of full-time care. This would require a live-in caregiver team. 
  • This usually means a rotating schedule of 2 or more consistent caregivers to be available.
  • The price can be on the lower end of the caregiver would be expected to sleep at least 8 hours per day in the house with the care recipient.

What are the In-home dementia care hosts?

  • Depending on the caregiving needs, prices can range in the $29 to $38 range.
  • We provide a no-obligation assessment at home to see the required care needs.

Can I help choose the caregiver and meet them in advance?

  • Yes.
  • If requested, Assisting Hands Home Care will arrange a meeting with a caregiver of your choosing.
  • If at any time or for any reason you want to change caregivers, we will do so until you are completely satisfied.

Do I have to sign a contract locking me into services?

  • No.
  • Assisting Hands Home Care is here to meet your needs, and as your needs change, so will the services you receive.
  • Our service agreement reflects this and adapts to meet changing needs.

The BEST reviewed caregivers in Michigan!

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56849 Grand River Avenue Suite 13, New Hudson

5.0 51 reviews

  • Avatar Mel Collins ★★★★★ a month ago
    Assisting Hands Home healthcare is an amazing company by far the greatest staff that care about their clients and they go over and beyond to ensure compatibility between the client and the caregivers. I highly recommend assisting
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    … More home healthcare five stars is not enough.
  • Avatar Linda Van Howe ★★★★★ a year ago
    Assisting Hands was an absolute lifesaver when it came to needing care for my mom. I look for 3 things in caregivers for mom: Compassion, Professionalism, Reliability. Assisting Hands was outstanding in all 3. The caregivers assigned … More really got to know my mom and cared for her like a family member. Communication was EXCELLENT, and I knew she was in good hands every night. This company is outstanding.
  • Avatar Stacey Grant ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have worked for assisting hands for a few months now and I can't speak. One bad word about them. They care about you and. They care about your family. They care about their clients. They're on time. Very professional In my experience … More since I've been working since 16, I'm now 42, this is the very first job that I have worked that I actually love. I don't consider them as clients I consider them as my family assisting hands is very patient and I would recommend this company to go in and take care of your loved ones assisting hands matches the caregivers with the client and that's a good thing and in my short period of time working for assisting hands. I have no complaints and I definitely don't plan on going anywhere else to work so once again, if you're looking for the best quality care for your loved one or loved one's, assisting hands is the best company to choose.You will not be disappointed with the services they have to offer along with the best care givers around.♥️💙
  • Avatar Grazia Curcuru ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    After working for Assisting Hands for 3 months, I can tell it’s an agency I’m extremely proud to represent. I have been a caregiver for 4 years and it’s very rare to find someplace that cares so much for the clients we serve AND the staff. … More Health and safety is the top priority, for everyone, and that’s demonstrated through the agency’s action time and time again. The office staff are extremely responsive and helpful. Hours are extremely flexible, as a student I can work as much or as little as I want. And they do an excellent job of matching caregivers to clients that are local and will get along. Lots of incentive bonuses to pickup last minute shifts and ensure the clients have coverage.
  • Avatar Cheryl Wegner ★★★★★ a year ago
    My experiences with Assisting Hands have been nothing short of exceptional. From day one….the hiring process….scheduling….human resource staff….communication….and above all….the clients that we serve. To be in service to attend to one’s … More needs in whatever capacity to show compassion to show kindness to show respect….all beautiful attributes that we as caregivers have tucked in our hearts to share with others.
  • Avatar Linda Nehasil ★★★★★ a year ago
    Every person we have come into contact with at Assisting Hands Home Care has been extremely helpful, patient and caring. They not only help my Dad, but my Mom and I as well, as their entire team are a pleasure to work with; answering any … More questions, arranging the schedule to best fit my Dad's needs, the caregiver actually helps my Dad with his physical therapy giving my Mom a break. It's been a relief to have them involved in my Dad's care.
  • Avatar Jennifer Kochan ★★★★★ a year ago
    I am caregiver for Assisting Hands. Hands down this is the best Agency I have ever worked for, not only do they care about their clients they truly care about the caregivers. I’ve never had an employer who will go above and beyond to help … More you, literally help.
    An Employer you are happy to work for!!!
  • Avatar Margaret Knowlton ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Assisting hands is a great place to work for. They are always on top of everything and help you with any issues that may come up. Not only are they a great company to work for but the care they give the clients is truly amazing. We are … More all like one big family! I definitely recommend assisting hands to anyone from the services we offer to our clients to working with this amazing company!!!
  • Avatar Frank Korczyk ★★★★★ a year ago
    Jennifer is one of our caregivers tending to our mother who has dementia. She is very caring, compassionate and loves to be with our mother. We as a family are very grateful for Jennifer as being a caregiver is not an easy job. Thank … More you Jennifer for the job you do.
  • Avatar Kaylii Berney ★★★★★ a year ago
    By far the best company I have ever had the pleasure of working for. A company that cares about its clients just as much as it's caregivers speaks mass volumes. I cannot say enough pleasant things about the wonderful staff I work with … More in the office, they welcome you like family and make the wheels keep spinning! The diamond of the senior care world!
  • Avatar Korina Laymon ★★★★★ a year ago
    Assisting Hands is a company that truly cares about the individuals that they serve. They are family oriented and hold their caregivers to a very high standard. If you are looking for someone to treat your loved one as their own family … More you should look no further! I am very proud to be a member of the Assisting Hands Caregiving Family!
  • Avatar Dawna Punnett ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have worked with many home care companies for my Mom & this one is by far the best for many reasons & the 1st one where I can actually not worry about the care she is getting from the caregivers to the schedulers to the coordinators … More to the owner! They all talk to me whenever I need them, work great together & do exactly what they say they'll do.
  • Avatar Andy Coden ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    This company is well managed. When my mom needed temporary home care services on short notice, they were ready. They visited my mom at her rehab center, went to her home to make sure they understood my mom's needs and home environment, … More and then provided the caregivers my mom needed. All the caregivers were friendly and helpful.
  • Avatar Paul Rosenthal ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I personally know several of the staff at Assisting Hands Home Care and I am continuously blown away by their dedication to their craft. Every action, decision and thought are solely rooted in doing what is best for their clients and the … More families that love them. I cant think of a better place to entrust the care of a loved one than with Assisting Hands. Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Kendra Burns ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I witnessed compassionate service while visiting my grandma. The caregivers knew her preferences and many quirks and had the patience required for success in this role. Would recommend!
  • Avatar Lee-Ann Bronikowski ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    They have amazing caregivers! The office staff and owners are so caring and responsive! They are great !
  • Avatar Greg M ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The best in the business and they truly care about your loved one! Everyone I met in the process was very helpful and sincere and they left a great impression upon me.
  • Avatar Lori O'Brien ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I was the sole caregiver for my mother the last two months of her life. I could NOT have done this without the loving help of Assisting Hands. This team of nurturers gave me peace, comfort and support through the wonderful care each of … More them provided. They allowed me to continue working and gave me much needed breaks from the physical and emotional exhaustion caring for a loved one in hospice takes. They were flexible and accommodating in our ever changing needs, sometimes in a moment’s notice! Everyone did their very best to help me in ever way possible. Brenda is amazing, compassionate and dedicated. Even the owner, Ben is wonderful and sincerely caring. They made the most painful and difficult situation bearable through their love and care. I will miss all of these wonderful people that have been so instrumental in carrying out my promise to my mother. I will forever be grateful for each of them. I would recommend this company without any hesitation.
  • Avatar Dave Provenzola ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Tom has helped me with my medical needs for the last 3 or 4 years.
    He is professional, efficient , and very knowledgeable. He really cares about his patients. I highly recommend !
  • Avatar Deborah Wisser ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Tom was a very kind and caring man. Greatly appreciate his assistance in getting my husband home! If needed I would most definitely call on him again!
  • Avatar Helen Zenker ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    So I am one of the employees and have seen all sides of this business. I have had family members need care as well as provided care to other families. Out of every company I have worked for this is one that cares the most. In this business … More it is hard to be proud of a company you work for, and the support from not only Ben but the main office makes this the best care company I have ever worked for. For the first time in my career at Abbey Park Senior Living I am proud for the company I work for directly. If you want to work for a company that not only cares for the clients but the employees I would recommend Assiting Hands in a heart beat. We are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. I am grateful to work here everyday and I am grateful in a company taking pride in the care they do. I want to thank them for giving me a place to not only grow professionally but personally as well. Thank you for everything and I look forward to many years of growth with this company.
  • Avatar Cindy Mason ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I have been working with caregivers for my Mom for almost 3 years now. Until I found Assisting Hands, I was always still in the middle of scheduling issues and other conflicts. I have just recently put Assisting Hands in charge of Mom's … More total schedule. It has been a dream come true. The level of care is outstanding and the way they manage Mom's schedule is seamless. I have total confidence in Assisting Hands providing excellent care for my Mom and would recommend them to anyone!
  • Avatar Becca Jackson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Assisting Hands is a great company to work for. The hours are flexible and the staff is amazing. Even when I'm not working, I want to be working to help our team as we grow in the community. Caregivers under our care provide the utmost … More service to our clients whether they are in their personal home or a facility.
  • Avatar Patti Thompson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Assisting Hands is a great place to work!!!!! The staff are always there to help you in anyway!!!! I'm one of their home health care professional and being in this field for several years I can say Assisting Hands is the BEST company … More I've worked for!!!!