Amada Senior Care Austin
Patrick Murphy, owner of Amada Senior Care Austin, has had recent senior care experiences in his own family that have reaffirmed his commitment to providing the highest quality of care for his clients in our community, including Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Dripping Springs, Marble Falls, and beyond.
Patrick says, “Just recently in my life, we had our first bout with Mom’s dementia. She was driving in her car, and she called my sister and brother-in-law, crying. She didn’t know where she was in her hometown—an area that should have been very familiar to her. My sister and brother-in-law had to go get her.
“So, our family ‘circled the wagons.’ We figured, ‘We’ve got to do something for Mom.’ My sister, Mary Ellen, took Mom into her home, and we quickly noticed that their relationship declined from the mother/daughter relationship they had always cherished. We realized that it would probably be best for Mom if we moved her to an assisted living home, so that she and Mary Ellen could go back to that loving relationship. So, that’s what the Murphy family did.”
“This was a really big learning experience for my family, and it made me realize that there are so many other people who struggle with this and need good care. At Amada South Austin, this is what we provide.”
At Amada Senior Care Austin, our home-care aides do whatever they can to help seniors feel more comfortable and independent in their own homes. This means that in addition to helping with activities of daily living, we seek out meaningful ways to enrich clients’ lives on a daily basis.
If your family is in a similar situation to the Murphy family, and a home-care environment is no longer ideal for a senior loved one, we will help you find the best place in the Austin area to meet all of your physical, emotional, and financial needs. We’ll even help you find the best way to pay for the senior care your loved one deserves, because, as Patrick says, “We treat you and your family like you are one of our own.”
Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:
If you or a beloved senior in the Austin area would benefit from help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as those listed here, please contact Amada Senior Care for a Free Care Needs Consultation. We work with families to create a customized plan of care to enable seniors to remain safe, independent, and comfortable while they continue to live at home, but our services are not limited to in-home care. We also provide expert senior housing advisory services, financial counseling to make care more affordable, and more, because it is our mission to support you and your loved ones through every step of your senior care journey.
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At Amada Senior Care Austin, we know from personal experience that senior care is a family endeavor. This is why our care and support doesn’t stop with our senior clients, but extends to their loved ones, as well. We are committed to enriching the lives of seniors by providing them with the highest quality of care and companionship, because this is how we expect our own senior loved ones to be treated. We are also committed to helping our clients’ loved ones navigate the emotional and logistical aspects of senior care, because this is what the Amada Austin family does.
“At Amada, senior care is a family endeavor. Allow our family to care for yours.”
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My father wanted to go home from the hospital, not back to the nursing home. He had, by then, some very challenging medical needs. I was terrified at the idea but we did take him home, under hospice care, and with 24/7 care from Amada. Sadly, he only lived another week but during that time the caregivers who were wtih him the most were fabulous. Jody was patient and calming when he was anxious. Deborah knew ALL about PEG tube feeding using gravity drip and taught all of us so much - for times when she was not there. At the end, I can't imagine having had to manage Dad's last hours on Earth without the assistance of Belinda, who was the most amazing and caring Godsend in that situation, when all else was cratering. During those few days Dad was happy, I was relieved and knew we had done The Right Thing. I only wish we could have brought him home sooner. Everyone worked hand-in-glove with the hospice staff and the experience was "just what the doctor ordered". Thank you, Amada (a) for listening so closely to our needs and (b) for matching us with such perfect caregivers.
My father wanted to come home, with several challenging medical requirements, and I was, frankly, terrified at the idea but we did arrange for him to be home, under hospice care, and with 24/7 care from highly recommended Amada Senior Care. Dad only lived a week after returning home but the ladies who spent the most time with him were fabulous. Jody was patient and calming when he was anxious. Deborah knew ALL about PEG tube gravity drip feedings and taught the rest of us SO much - for when she was not there - and I am certain I could not have managed Dad's last hours on Earth without Belinda. She was an absolute Godsend, not just then but every night she spent with us. Everyone from Amada worked hand-in-glove with the hospice staff and it was with great relief that I realized we had done The Right Thing, bringing Dad home. I'm sorry we weren't able to do it sooner. Thank you, Amada, (a) for so thoroughly understanding our needs and (b) for matching us with such amazing caregivers. "Just what the doctor ordered."
My mom started having multiple falls and it was difficult for me to coordinate care for her since I live out of state. The rehab recommended Amada and when I called the office Tanya was so patient and explained how they could help. Tanya assisted us in using my mom's long-term care insurance to pay for the care. Amada does all the dealings with the insurance company which is such a relief to me. My mom now says her caregiver, Anita, is like family. Anita is an angel. She helps my mom with showers to make sure she doesn't fall again. She also takes my mom to doctor appointments and keeps me updated on her care needs. Everytime I call the office the staff is very helpful, even when I need Anita to visit my mom unexpectedly. Thanks for helping me keep my sanity.
Senior Housing Advising
At Amada Senior Care Austin, we understand that the transition from home to an assisted living environment can be difficult for seniors as well as for their loved ones. We are committed to guiding you and your family through this process with compassion and wisdom so that you can all feel confident you’ve made the right decision.
When you are looking for the right care community for a senior you love, it’s understandable that your first concern will be his or her physical well-being. There are many different senior housing options in the Austin area, from independent living communities that foster active social lives for residents, to nursing homes where residents receive a higher level of help with activities of daily living and also have access to more complex medical services. We will help you honestly evaluate your loved one’s care needs so that you can find the most suitable level of care for them.
Finding the right senior housing option isn’t only about making sure a senior is safe and well-cared for. We all want our loved ones to feel comfortable, content, and fulfilled, so it’s important that we guide you to the community that will be the best fit for a senior’s personal needs and preferences. For example, would Grandma prefer a large, diverse community, or something smaller and more intimate? Are there location requirements to meet, such as proximity to family members? What kind of activities and hobbies does Dad enjoy?
Since we have worked with seniors and their families in Austin for years, we have seen what day-to-day life in each of the senior communities in this area is really like. This insight enables us to guide you to the ideal new home for your loved one’s unique situation and personality.
At Amada, we can also help families determine the best way to pay for senior housing. Many of our clients have found substantial financial support through programs and resources such as long-term care insurance, veterans’ benefits, and even life insurance policies. Before you rule out any senior living options based solely on budgetary concerns, let us make sure you’ve taken advantage of every bit of assistance you are entitled to.
To learn more about the free senior housing advisory services provided by Amada Austin, please give us a call. We are able to provide referrals to all types of senior living environments, including:
- Assisted living communities
- Large and small communities
- Independent living communities
- Board and care homes
- Adult family homes
- Senior care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Alzheimer/dementia communities
Home Care Technology: “BeClose”
Senior care options haven’t changed much over the years, and most families assume their choices are still limited to in-home care, moving a senior into a family member’s home, or moving them to an assisted living facility. So many of the families we have worked with say that none of these options is ideal for their situations or budgets, which is why Amada is so proud to introduce a new choice: remote care with our BeClose home monitoring technology.
BeClose is ideal for seniors who wish to remain independent at home and also for the families that worry about them. This system consists of a range of products that don’t interfere with a senior’s daily activities but reassure their loved ones of their safety, such as indoor and outdoor cameras, button-free emergency alarms, and even medication monitors. Families have access to real-time updates through our secure mobile app, and are even notified if we detect a potentially serious change in a senior’s routine or behavioral patterns.
Essentially, BeClose allows families to keep a loving eye on seniors from anywhere in the world as the seniors maintain as much independence as possible.
If you think BeClose could be the right solution for your family, please Click Here for a Free Consultation with a Member of the Amada Team.
Veterans Assistance Programs
If you or your senior loved one is a veteran, are you certain you have made use of all government benefits designed to help you pay for senior care? At Amada Austin, we have worked with many seniors who didn’t realize they were entitled to benefits like VA Aid and Attendance. This benefit is specifically for wartime veterans and surviving spouses who need to pay for help with activities of daily living. For more information on this and other senior care benefits for veterans, please Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.
Who is Eligible for Aid and Attendance Benefits?
- To qualify for this VA benefit, a veteran must have served a minimum of 90 days’ active duty. At least one of these days must have been served during wartime.
- Qualified veterans must not have been dishonorably discharged.
- Claimants must currently require help with ADLs from another person.
- ADLs (activities of daily living) may include bathing, walking, eating, medication reminders, and more.
- Applicant must currently spend the majority of his or her income on care expenses.
- The amount of income spent on care is used to determine the amount of financial assistance awarded.
- The VA will determine an acceptable maximum limit for applicants’ assets.
- Age and financial need are key factors in the determination of this threshold.
VA Aid and Attendance benefits are only one of many government programs in place to ensure that our veterans and their families have access to high-quality care. These benefits are:
- Paid in addition to military pensions.
- Sent directly to the claimant every month.
- Not required to be paid back as long as claimant is eligible.
- Tax free.