Amada Senior Care Clearwater
Joe and Jody Medolla, owners of Amada Senior Care Clearwater, are native Floridians who grew up in Pinellas County and has observed the explosive growth of its senior population. Says Joe, “We have built a compassionate, caring team with an unwavering desire to provide solutions for in-home care and resources that enrich the lives of the senior clients we serve.”
When Jody’s father was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, they quickly moved him into their own home in order to provide for his care. Together, they personally experienced the endless demands of caring for an aging family member. As his disease progressed, it became clear that alone they could no longer provide the level of care that he required. Joe and Jody decided in-home senior care was the best option. This experience gave them a clear understanding of how important it is to ensure the highest quality of care for the people you love. They witnessed the dramatic positive impact that compassionate care can have on seniors as well as their family members.
“We have firsthand experience of the overwhelming worry and hopelessness that many families are faced with as their loved ones’ need for support increases with their age,” notes Jody. “This knowledge has motivated us to offer solutions and focused resources that simplify the lives of our clients and their families.”
Joe and Jody’s goal is to provide care for your loved ones with the same level of dedication and compassion they had for her father. They want their clients’ daughters and sons to enjoy peace of mind knowing mom and dad are not only safe, but also comfortable and content. Joe and Jody take great pleasure in seeing their senior clients smile, and they seek to enrich seniors’ lives by offering personalized care and companionship.
Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:
If you or a senior you love might benefit from our assistance with activities of daily living like those listed above, we would appreciate an opportunity to tell you more about how the caregivers at Amada Senior Care Clearwater can help. Please contact us today for a Free Care Needs Consultation so that an experienced member of our team can learn about your unique lifestyle, needs, and budget and provide you with a customized care plan ideally suited to your situation.
At Amada Clearwater, the development of a customized care plan is only the beginning of our journey with our clients. We routinely monitor each home-care aide and check in with our clients and their loved ones. We do so so we may be certain we are continuing to provide the very best care and companionship available. Our commitment also extends beyond in-home care, from senior housing advising, to assistance with the financial aspects of senior care, and anything else we can do to enrich the lives of our clients.
Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Experts
At Amada Senior Care Clearwater, we view each of our clients as members of our family—and we care for them accordingly. We realize that superior care extends far beyond cooking and cleaning, and it is our mission to ensure that each of our clients is not only safe and healthy, but feels happy, valued, and fulfilled every day. This dedication also extends to our clients’ families and loved ones, as we strive to nurture and support them throughout the senior care experience.
“We understand how important it is to ensure the highest quality of care for the people you love.”
Jody and Joe Medolla
Senior Housing Advising
At Amada Clearwater, we realize that in-home care may not be enough to meet the needs of some seniors and that our clients may one day need to consider transitioning to an environment where they can get a little more support.
We also realize that the prospect of moving to an assisted living or senior care community may be intimidating to our clients and their loved ones on a number of levels.
The transition to a care community may be new to you, but we have years of experience helping seniors find the ideal living situations to meet their needs in Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Bellair, Sand Key, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, East Lake, Oldsmar, Keystone, Trinity, Bayonet Point, Hudson, and other neighborhoods in this area. We encourage our clients to rely on our in-depth knowledge so they can feel confident that they have found the right place for their lifestyles.
When considering a care community or assisted living, it is crucial that we honestly evaluate the unique needs and preferences of each client. Some seniors may do best in a nursing home where more complex medical care is available, while others may benefit most from an assisted living community where they can live more independently and still get help with basic activities of daily living.
Many seniors and their families hesitate to consider transitioning to a care community because they are worried about costs. At Amada, we never want financial concerns to prevent our clients from enjoying safe and happy lives. We always provide our placement services for no cost, and our advisers can help families take full advantage of resources like long-term care insurance and veterans’ programs to help them fit superior care into their budgets.
Our goal is to ensure that each of our clients is safe and happy, whether this is accomplished through in-home care or referral to the most suitable place for this stage of their lives, which may include
- 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
When a senior is adamant about living independently at home but their loved ones are concerned for their safety, BeClose by Amada provides the perfect solution for everybody involved. BeClose is a fully customizable home monitoring system that consists of a range of state-of-the-art devices that allow seniors to live safely at home. A senior care adviser from Amada Clearwater can help you and your family choose the right combination of medication monitors, security cameras, fall alerts, and other products to help you keep a virtual eye on your loved one when he or she ishome alone.
Each of our BeClose products is designed for ease of use as well as unobtrusiveness, and real-time updates are sent to selected family members through a mobile app. We can also compile reports to help detect any potentially concerning changes in a senior’s routine so that loved ones can intervene if it becomes apparent that more care is needed.
To learn more about this breakthrough home monitoring system, click here for a Free Care Needs Consultation regarding our BeClose system.
Veterans Assistance Programs
A large number of our clients in the Clearwater area have served our nation as veterans or as the spouses of veterans, and many of them don’t realize that they may be entitled to significant financial assistance through the VA Aid and Attendance program. Aid and Attendance is specifically for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses who require assistance with activities of daily living. The veterans’ advocates at Amada can help you or your loved one take full advantage of this program and other resources so that the best care is within your reach.
Factors Determining Aid and Eligibility Eligibility:
- To qualify for these VA benefits, a veteran or veteran spouse must have served at least one day during wartime and at least 90 days total active duty.
- Veterans with a dishonorable discharge are excluded.
- Eligible applicants must require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) from another person.
- ADLs may include finance management, bathing, walking, hygiene, and others.
- Eligible applicants must spend most of their current income on care and assistance with ADLs.
- The amount of financial assistance granted depends on the applicant’s care requirements and income.
- The applicant’s assets must not exceed an amount determined by the VA.
- This threshold is determined by the applicant’s age and financial need.
Through VA Aid and Attendance benefits, seniors have increased financial flexibility regarding their care plans and potential assisted living placement. Aid and Attendance is:
- Paid monthly and no repayment is necessary
- Paid directly to claimants by the United States Treasury.