FAQ

How is Kinkaid different from other in-home care providers?

What sets us apart from other in-home care providers is our exceptionally skilled clinical nursing and case management team. We assess each individual case carefully to match you with a specific care team based on your needs. Kinkaid’s team consists of highly specialized, educated, and polished professionals. We aim to provide you with the respect, dignity, and quality health care you and your loved ones deserve in the privacy and comfort of your own home. 

How much does in-home care typically cost and is it worth it?

Costs for in-home care vary depending on your specific needs. At Kinkaid Private Care, we customize your care plan to best suit your preferences, while making appropriate recommendations from a professional standpoint as to what is best for you or your loved one.  For additional pricing information specific to your care needs, please visit our Contact Us page

How does in-home detox work? What are the stages of the process?

With in-home detox, an experienced personal care team, including a clinical nurse specialist, case manager, and physician, oversees your detox program and guides you through the process. The nurse is with you around-the-clock to help manage symptoms, administer medication, and take care of all logistics to ensure you begin your recovery journey in the most comfortable and private manner possible. To learn more about the specific stages of Kinkaid’s in-home detox program, and to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one in need of detox, please visit our In-Home Detox page.

What is the appropriate age for in-home senior care?

While there is no specific age that says one should start receiving senior care if your loved one is experiencing difficulty living independently, it may be time to consider your care options. Most people opt for senior care when their loved one has various physical, cognitive, or emotional issues that get in the way of a daily routine. Please visit our In-Home Senior Care page to learn about the specific signs that may indicate a need for senior care and why in-home care is the best option for your loved one.

How do I know when to put a loved one on hospice care?

When faced with the sudden news that your loved one is ready for hospice care — when a physician diagnoses someone with less than six months to live — it is distressing to hear. 

Kinkaid is available to help guide you and your loved ones through this difficult time by making sure you and your family are well informed and knowledgeable about your options during this time. Kinkaid ensures that your loved one is taken care of physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For more information about our hospice care, please visit our In-Home Hospice Care page.

What does in-home cancer care do?

While cancer care cannot cure the disease it aims to help comfort patients and relieve their symptoms. With in-home cancer care nurses care for patients from the comfort of their homes, so they can manage their symptoms and/or recovery process in privacy. Specifically, in-home cancer care focuses on relieving symptoms, creating healthy in-home nutrition, exercise plans, administering medication properly, and more. The goal of in-home cancer care is to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible while going through the cancer treatment and recovery process. To learn more about in-home cancer care and the exceptional care Kinkaid provides in this field please visit our In-Home Cancer Care page.

Why do I need a nursing case management team for in-home care?

Nursing case management is crucial to ensure your in-home care is provided in the safest and most effective way possible. The right nursing case management team focuses on premium care, excellent communication, and effective management, among other things. Visit our Nursing Case Management page to learn more about nursing case management and how we can help.

When should I receive mental health care at home as opposed to a treatment center or hospital?

If you are looking for complete privacy and comfort while you receive your care, then you should consider receiving mental health care (also known as psychiatric care) at home. Most mental health-related issues can be treated at home with the same – or even better – results when compared to care received at a doctor’s office or treatment center. If you or your loved one is in need of in-home mental health care visit our Mental Health Home Care page to learn about how Kinkaid can help.

How far along into Alzheimer’s or dementia should I hire care for my loved one?

As no two cases of Alzheimer’s or dementia are the same, and because each case progresses differently there is no single sign that says it’s time for care. Rather, when an individual with either condition reaches a point where he or she is unable to perform daily activities independently, it may be time to look into some care options. We recommend looking into in-home care options as this will allow your loved one to receive the care he or she needs without the stress of moving to a facility. To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia care and the in-home care Kinkaid can provide your loved one, please visit our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care page

Is any case of Alzheimer’s or dementia too serious for home care?

With our highly experienced clinical nursing and case management team in place, your loved one will remain safe and secure. Additionally, our team works closely with your loved one’s medical team to provide oversight by monitoring daily changes in behavior and mood to ensure effective interventions are in place. Should any unsafe situation arise, our nurses are in close contact to respond appropriately and quickly. To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia care and the in-home care Kinkaid can provide your loved one, please visit our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care page

How can I care for a loved one with a serious brain injury?

Caring for a loved one with a traumatic brain injury requires expert attention and personalized care based on the specific injury. We recommend hiring professionals to ensure care is administered appropriately. Moreover, as one of the symptoms of most brain injuries is higher stress and anxiety, we recommend looking into in-home care options because this will allow your loved one to receive care without the stress of having to travel to a treatment facility. Visit our Neurological Care page to learn about your in-home care options with Kinkaid. 

How effective is care for a disease with no cure, such as ALS, MS, or Parkinson’s?

When it comes to caring for neurological diseases like ALS, MS, or Parkinson’s, your loved one’s care is all about making him or her feel as comfortable as possible. While care in this case will not cure the disease it will allow your loved one to live a higher quality of life. To learn more about how this type of care works and how your loved one can receive care from the comfort of his or her home please visit our Neurological Care page.

What should I do if I’m not ready to be discharged from the hospital?

Many hospitals, unfortunately, discharge patients before they are ready to resume their normal lives. Reasons for early discharge vary from insurance issues to lack of resources. Regardless of the reason for your early discharge, you should consult a care provider who can help you with a hospital discharge plan. Hospital discharge plans aim to ensure you make a smooth transition back to regular life and that you can continue your recovery in a safe and effective manner from the comfort of your home. A hospital discharge planning team from Kinkaid includes a case manager and a clinical nurse specialist. Together, they coordinate the logistics of your discharge and work with hospital doctors to ensure you have everything you need. Furthermore, our team will ensure timely administration of your medications and make certain you have the smoothest transition possible. Kinkaid offers hospital discharge planning for clients in the Los Angeles area. Visit our Hospital Discharge Planning page to learn more.

How can I schedule an at-home doctor’s appointment?

Kinkaid’s care team can schedule at-home doctor visits for you or your loved one, where you will receive the care and attention you deserve all in the comfort and privacy of your home. Please visit our Home Medical Services Coordinated page to learn how we can help you schedule your medical needs from home.

Which medical procedures can I get at home and how can I schedule this?

You can receive several medical services at home and save yourself a trip to the doctor’s office or hospital. In fact, Kinkaid can coordinate various at-home medical services for you or your loved one, including doctor visits, IV electrolyte replacement, blood draws, specimen collection, IV vitamin therapy, EKGs, chest x-rays, acupuncture, and private yoga instructors. Please visit our Home Medical Services Coordinated page to learn more.

Is acupuncture really effective?

Acupuncture is commonly used to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. Physical ailments treated might include cancer-related issues, dental pain to migraines, seasonal allergies, and more. If you are struggling with pain, anxiety, or stress, we recommend trying acupuncture. Moreover, there are virtually no side effects and the practice is nearly risk-free. If you would like to schedule acupuncture treatment from the comfort of your home please contact us or visit our Home Medical Services Coordinated page to learn more.

Is yoga a good source of exercise?

Yoga is an excellent source of exercise as it helps improve both your mental and physical health. Yoga focuses primarily on increasing body strength, improving balance, improving breathing techniques, and reducing stress. Moreover, yoga is a great way to stay in shape for people of all ages, as we note in our article about the benefits of yoga for seniors. If you are interested in hiring a private yoga instructor who can teach you from the comfort of your home, please contact us or visit our Home Medical Services Coordinated page to learn more.

Why Choose Kinkaid?

Kinkaid Private Nursing Care offers premium in-home services to patients looking for the best and most intensive care on the market. We only take on a few clients at a time, so we always provide specialized care to meet the needs of each client. Additionally, not only do we specialize in premium care, but we also practice proper management techniques to ensure your care is organized, efficient, and best for you.

Overall, we create a concierge medical experience for each of our clients. Our approach starts with building relationships with each of our clients and their families; we get to know you in the comfort and privacy of your home to understand your exact needs. We then create a personal care team for you consisting of at least a clinical nurse specialist, clinical case manager, and care coordinator. Our compassionate teams are clinician-led and available to you 24/7 to provide unparalleled service and attention to detail.

For more information, please call us at 866-337-4596 or fill out our contact form below.

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