Amada Senior Care Birmingham
Nick and Rachel Petitti, owners of Amada Senior Care Birmingham, believe that our elders deserve our respect, gratitude, and the highest level of care available. This is what the Amada Senior Care Birmingham team provides to its clients in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Pelham, Center Point, Irondale, Leeds, and surrounding communities.
Meal preparation and light housekeeping rank as essential activities of daily living (ADLs), but Amada Senior Care Birmingham’s home-care aides and caregivers are ready and able to do so much more as part of their duties for our clients seeking in-home care. Nick and Rachel and the rest of the Amada Birmingham team believe that to provide the quality of care senior clients deserve, they must earn their trust and get to know them on a more personal level. Once we’ve established open communication with senior clients and their families, we quickly create a personalized care plan with the goal of enriching each of our client’s lives — and in the most meaningful ways.
For example, instead of simply fixing lunch for a client, our in-home senior care aide takes the time to make the client’s favorite sandwich just the way he or she likes it. Or if a senior client’s flower garden looks neglected, our caregiver asks to help by going outside with the client to help him or her pull weeds and trim hedges. Personal touches like these show our clients how much we value them and want to make their days enjoyable.
At Amada Birmingham, our services are not limited to in-home senior care. We also help families find the ideal assisted living environment for their specific needs, introduce clients to resources that may make it easier to pay for care, and help them make the best use of their long-term care insurance benefits.
Says Nick, “We do this and more because we believe that senior care should be a family effort, and each of our clients is an important member of the Amada Birmingham family.
Amada Caregivers and Home-Care Aides are Trained Professionals
Who Provide Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including:
To learn more about assistance with ADLs and other services provided by Amada Senior Care Birmingham, please contact us today for a free Care Needs Consultation with an experienced member of our team. It is our mission to provide personalized and compassionate care to each of our senior clients, and support and guidance to their loved ones as they navigate the world of senior care.
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At Amada Senior Care Birmingham, we are committed to helping each of our clients and their loved ones make the very best senior care decisions for their unique situations. We understand that, especially for people new to elder care, the many senior living options available in the Birmingham area can be overwhelming. We help our senior clients and their loved ones explore all options with wisdom, patience, and understanding so that you can feel confident your in-home care is in the best hands. Whether it is through providing the home-care aid most complementary to our client’s personality, helping find the best way to pay for senior care, or touring assisted living communities with our clients, our goal is to support them and their families every step of the way.
“Senior care is a family effort at Amada Birmingham. When you’re a member of our Amada family, we’ll treat you like one of our own.”
Rachel and Nick Petitti
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I am very pleased to relate my experience with AMADA Senior Care in assisting me in finding a really outstanding senior living retirement community. In late 2016, following foot surgery, it became clear to me that, due to my COPD disorder and my physical limitations from the sur-gery and pre-existing back problems, it was inadvisable me to continue to live in my three-story townhouse. I decided to look into senior living and retirement communities but had no idea where to begin. My son was friends with Nick Petiti, one of the owners of AMADA Senior Care, who, together with his wife, Rachel, and Tracy Denton, came to visit me to discuss avail-able senior living options.
Tracy Denton, an AMADA Senior Care associate, became my personal contact to explore the senior life-style options in the Birmingham area, and personally escorted me to several differ-ent and unique communities nearby and was able to point out and explain in great detail the ad-vantages and drawbacks of the several communities we visited and to also introduce me to the representatives of each of these facilities. She was of immense help in enabling me to narrow my search to three particular communities, and was greatly instrumental in helping me make my final determination.
Tracy arranged a lunch meeting with the residential community director and another repre-sentative at Somerby Senior Living Community in Hoover, at which meeting I made the deci-sion that Somerby was the right fit right for me. Tracy then helped me further in negotiating the arrangements for my decision to reside at Somerby, and I moved in in January, 2017. I am totally happy and excited about my choice and am truly grateful to AMADA Senior Care for all the helpful advice, hands-on assistance and personal commitment to my ability to make the appropriate and well-informed decision about my excellent living situation.
I am thoroughly pleased with the knowledge, assistance and professionalism of all the members of AMADA Senior Care, and I would (and have) recommend them to anyone looking for relia-ble and unbiased assistance in finding the ideal senior living community suited to their individ-ual preferences.
Michael A. Newsom
My 91 year old mother, who lives in an independent apartment at a local senior community, fell and broke her hip recently. Once she left rehab, she needed more help than respite care could provide. Since we had never, been through this before, you can imagine our range of emotions. After calling Nick and Rachel, we immediately felt the load had been lifted off our shoulders! They put us at ease and patiently answered our many questions. We then met with Nick and Tracey, the Senior Care consultant. What struck me straightaway was their utmost respect for my mother, genuine concern for her and her care, and knowledge. They even went the extra mile to have my mother's caregivers train with her physical therapist so they would understand her hip precautions! Nick also pointed out that my mother's long term health care policy would help with her costs and directed me to ask the right questions when I spoke with her provider. Rachel and her wonderful team handled the claims paperwork, which made the process so easy for us. After dealing with this long term care provider by myself for my father a few years ago, I cannot emphasize enough how much I appreciate the help. Speaking of help, the caregivers Tracey paired with my mother are literally angels on earth! Their patience, understanding, attentiveness, and quality of care are truly exceptional!! Even when they had to miss a day (which was very rarely), the substitute caregivers were just as wonderful.Tracey alaways came to introduce them to my mother and made sure my mother was comfortable with them. Throughout this entire process, Tracey popped in occasionally to check in with my mother to see if everything was going to her liking. The communication network among the office staff and caregivers with my mother and me has been absolutely amazing! After nearly four months of their compassionate assistance, my mother is now once again living independently in her apartment. It is a bittersweet victory for her because although independence was always her goal, she misses the companionship of the dear caregivers who have become family! We also know they played a huge part in my mother becoming independent again. We can never thank them, the staff, Tracey, Rachel, and Nick for all they have done for us!!! They have been such a blessing and it is a great comfort knowing they are there for us whenever we need them. We, too, would highly recommend Amada Senior Care to everyone!!
I didn't know what to do until I called Amada Senior Care. My brother had moderate dementia and needed help with getting to and from doctor's appointments and general daily activities. Nick and Rachel helped us understand the services their team offers and other resources. We needed immediate help but were unsure about how to pay for it. Nick and Rachel walked us through the possibility of Veteran's benefits for home care. We were very pleased with their knowledge, patience and ability to match our brother with an excellent caregiver. We highly recommend them.
Senior Housing Advising
At Amada Senior Care Birmingham, the needs and interests of our senior clients always come first. So when a home-care aide, client, or the client’s family begins to see that home is no longer the best environment, we help find the senior housing option where they can thrive.
There are many reasons a client may consider making the transition to senior housing, and knowing what motivates them helps us guide them to the environment most likely to meet their needs. Perhaps he or she wants to reduce responsibilities and live among peers in a social environment. If this is the case, we may recommend an assisted living community. If the search for senior housing is prompted by an increase in the level of assisted or skilled senior care a client needs, we may suggest a nursing home where they will receive more help with activities of daily living and have close access to complex medical services.
Once we know which type of senior housing environment will best meet a client’s care needs, we narrow our search further by taking into account more personal preferences, such as location, the size of community a client will be most comfortable in, and the client’s social habits and favorite activities. We have years of experience with senior housing placement, and have relationships with nearly all of the senior housing communities in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Pelham, Center Point, Irondale, Leeds, and surrounding communities. Our insight and expertise in senior care helps us guide clients and their loved ones to the community best suited to a loved one’s physical, emotional, and financial needs.
We realize that many families worry that their senior housing options will be limited because of financial concerns. We believe that every senior should receive the highest level of care and comfort, so we have become experts at helping families take advantage of every resource available to make this possible. We will help each of our clients and their families investigate long-term care insurance, veterans’ benefits, life insurance policies, and other non-traditional payment methods which could provide significant assistance with costs whether for in-home senior care or senior housing.
If you or a senior you love has considered the move to a senior housing community, the team at Amada will help you find the place that is just right. We provide referrals to all types of senior communities, 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
At Amada Birmingham, we understand why so many seniors are determined to remain independent and in their homes for as long as possible. We also understand that the thought of a beloved senior living on his or her own often presents grave concerns for their loved ones. We have combined our deep understanding of senior care needs with the latest technology to create an option that can please everyone: our BeClose home monitoring system.
BeClose offers families the opportunity to remotely care for a senior loved one while that senior continues to live in his or her own home. Clients are able to customize their BeClose system to exactly suit their needs, choosing from products like indoor and outdoor security cameras, automated door locks, medication monitors, and button-free alarms that call for help in the event of a fall or other emergency. Once in place, the entire BeClose system syncs to provide real-time updates to family members through a secure mobile app—so they can check in on their loved one at any time and from anywhere. Amada will also notify families if their BeClose system detects changes in a senior’s behavior that may be signs of a need for additional care or supervision.
If you think BeClose may be the ideal solution for your family’s senior care needs, please Click Here for a Free Consultation with a Member of the Amada Team.
Veterans Assistance Programs
At Amada Birmingham, we have learned that many senior veterans and their families are not aware of all of the programs and benefits out there to help them cover the cost of care. One program that could provide significant financial assistance is the VA Aid and Attendance benefit, which awards monthly funds to wartime veterans and surviving spouses to pay for help with activities of daily living. If you would like to learn more about this and other benefits for veterans, please Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.
Eligibility for VA Aid and Attendance:
- Aid and Attendance benefits are specifically for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses.
- Veterans must have served at least one day of active duty during wartime, and a total of 90 days’ active duty overall. Veterans with dishonorable discharge do not qualify for this benefit.
- Claimants must currently need help from another person to complete activities of daily living.
- ADLs may include bathing, eating, meal preparation, and other non-medical needs.
- Qualified applicants currently spend the majority of their income on care.
- Benefits are awarded according to the percentage of income spent on care, up to a set maximum.
- Claimants’ assets must not exceed a limit set by the VA.
- Age and financial need are key factors in the determination of this limit.
Aid and Attendance benefits may significantly increase the senior care options available to a wartime veteran or surviving spouse. These benefits are:
- Paid directly to claimants by the US Treasury every month.
- Awarded in addition to military pensions.
- Not required to be repaid as long as claimant is eligible.
- Not taxed.