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Personalized Plans of Care
Age in Place with Dignity and Independence
Safety & Supervision at Home
Flexible Plans of Care
Choose the Perfect Caregiver
Senior Home Care
With Home Care, Skylark comes to you! Our experienced and well-trained caregivers earn your trust day-in and day-out. We’re supervised by compassionate, caring nurses and passionate, experienced managers.
Skylark Home Care Inspires Freedom, Hope, and Joy with:
Encourage independence and dignity with safety and supervision in the home.
Flexibly combine services with the Adult Day Center for social engagement and excellent nursing care
Convenience: Get the care you want when and where you need it.
Inspiring Freedom, Hope, and Joy
We promise to deliver individualized home care services that inspire freedom, hope, and joy.
Skylark Home Care is a highly flexible and convenient caregiving solution. You can schedule a handful of hours up to 24 hours per day on a regular basis. Combine Home Care with a consistent schedule at the Day Center to get the benefits of a socially engaging day with the personalized attention of one-on-one care at home or in your community.
Skylark Home Care is unlike any other program in the Atlanta area. Our caregiving Associates will have extensive experience in and out of the Adult Day Center. Our Associates undergo a rigorous selection and training process. They are also the beneficiaries of our Adult Day Center experience that includes significant training for physical, cognitive, and health care needs as well as how to engage the whole person.
Their stories inspire us
“The day I arrived to enroll my family member, I was greeted by the Director, administrative staff , and the nursing staff. The process was very professional, need catering and informative. I am so pleased with the service my family is receiving. I cant say enough great things about this organization. It takes a lot to entrust strangers with your love ones and the staff at Skylark has far exceeded my expectations.I would strongly recommend Skylark to anyone..”
Loves The Activities
“Initially my mother(83) was very negative about going. After the first week she met some lovely ladies and now insists on going 4 times a week. She loves all the activities and particularly the outings. Just being with other people keeps her brain very active. She loves having her nails done and loves when the visiting make-up consultants visit. They have a nurse present all day and I love the fact that they have a bus service as well..”
Peace Of Mind
“Mom started going to Skylark at Johns Creek in early July. The staff are absolutely wonderful. When they learned she was a Master Garden and that gardening is still her passion, they even helped her set up a little patio garden that she tends to during the week. The staff is always ready to help, and full of great information to help me navigate the world of eldercare. Mom stays busy and active. She's much more engaged now than she was before when she spent most of her days just watching TV. I know she's safe, well-fed, and well-cared for while I'm away at work. You can't put a price on that kind of peace of mind..”
Came To Our Rescue
“I can not say enough positive remarks about how Skylark came to our rescue at home over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays arranging for their Care Givers to come to our house to care for my husband. My husband has serious dementia and over night he could no longer walk. Both of us are 72 and I couldn’t even help him stand up anymore. This was a last minute call from me to Skylark, having heard such good things about the program. I think it was a miracle that they found excellent caregivers by the end of the day. I am very thankful for Skylark and am happy to talk with anyone looking for home care.”
Very Attentive To Our Needs
“My son loves Skylark and so do I. They are very attentive to our needs. The staff is always nice and the drivers are on time, they always call when they are running very late and I appreciate that. It helps to know where my family member is.
Thanks for being here in our community.”
A Blessing For My Family
“Skylark at Johns Creek has been a blessing for me and my family. One never know when a disability will strike a loved one. When it does you're overwhelmed and stressed with care decisions. Since my husband's acceptance and care at the facility - I am at ease at work, because I know he's being fed and cared far in all ways. All staff members are wonderful, caring and professionals. The Nursing staff check his weight, temperature, BP, etc. when it's time for his regular check-up and provides me with his results and any recommendations for improvements if needed.”
“Skylark provided in-home care for my 99 year old mother following her hospitalization and rehabilitation. The care was comforting for my mother and a comfort to me as well. My goals for mom were met; she was safe, supervised, engaged in light exercise.”
“Knowledgeable Staff. Excellent customer service. They obviously care about their patients..”
“We have been going to Skylar Adult Center for a few months now, everyone is very friendly and helpful. I feel very comfortable leaving my mom in their care. The staff are there to answer the questions I have as a new caregiver.”
“They are very personable and have gone above and beyond to help me. They help my mom and also me. They focus on the family. They are always present and interacting. They provide activities and games to help cognitive function. They are always there for me. I can always rely on them. They provide great interaction. I work with Ariel and I am comfortable enough to text her. They make it comfortable to communicate with them. They help me with anything I need. They know my mom enough to know what she likes. They are always positive and upbeat.”
On Top of Everything I Need
“It was very convenient at the beginning and they had a good reputation. Their people are fantastic. They are sharp, genuine, and have not let me down. They've been able to accommodate last minute requests and they seem to care about me and my mother. When my mother comes home, she is a different person because she has been stimulated and engaged. She cooked and cleaned for my mother. She engaged my mother as well. They helped me set up my crazy schedule with them. She is very engaging and is self-sufficient. She knows what to do without being told and has developed a good rapport with my mother. They are on top of everything I need. "
“My husband moved into a healthcare center. The people they sent were kind. They cared about me and my needs as well as my husband's. He couldn't walk anymore, so they knew how to lift him out of bed and assist him to the toilet. They communicated daily to make sure everything was going well. They were professional and my husband liked them. They were wonderful and were well matched. They were outstanding. They would check with me to make sure everything was going perfectly. If I needed more help, they got it, even over the New Year's holiday.”
Super Nice and Helpful
“They're easy to talk to. They went out of their way to help us find someone to bring my mom to chemotherapy appointments. It was all new for me. I was having to bring my mom to appointments, and it was crazy. A caregiver takes my mom to appointments. She comes once a week, picks her up from assisted living, and takes her to the hospital. They're super nice and helpful. Whatever you need, they help you. It's worked out well so far. I'm not there but my mom says she's nice and patient.”
Help Being a Companion
“They stay in touch. They have a good system of control over the people that come to our home. They help with being a companion. They help her to do the chores she needs to do. They help her bathe and do her workouts. They fix her breakfast and do things like that. They do whatever they need to so they can match our schedule. They are perfect for each other. They talk about flowers and plants. They also do hand workouts and therapy stuff together."
Makes Me Feel At Ease
“We had checked it out online and read the reviews. We live in Johns Creek and are about 9 1/2 miles from them. I like the staff because they are very welcoming. They answer my questions and make me feel at ease. They are always willing to talk with me, answer my questions, and to accommodate whatever we ask. I have peace of mind. They have been able to develop of level of trust which impacts my ability to focus and function for the rest of the day. I know that there are times when they have been understaffed. They take her to the bathroom. I know that one thing that is critical is hydrating her throughout the day. I know that has been a challenge for us getting the staff to give her enough fluids during the day. ”
Consistent and Timely
“They've been very good to me. I needed the help and support and it was a good fit for my situation. The caregiver pays a lot of attention to him. The caregiver that I have coming has been exceptional. She's consistent, timely, takes precautions. They've always followed up with me even through the pandemic, even when they were closed. They are always consistently checking in on us. I've got one regular person, and she has been great. I appreciate that she keeps my husband busy. She does physical therapy exercises with him. I know they are always available for me and keeping him safe.”
Good Communication and Trusting
“I had them before last year when my mom went to assisted living. There is good communication. I trust them. They help my mother to be distracted. They give us a break. It is important for her to interact with other people. Since they have Spanish speakers it is a plus. They try to help my mother. She has a problem with her face mask. She has a problem with cognitive skills. They are patient with her and try to find ways for her to calm down if she gets agitated or upset. They also provide activities, care, and meals. They call me or call me back if I call. We try to figure out things. They are sincere, care, have knowledge, are responsible and dependable."
The Care They Have Given Has Been Excellent
“They were recommended by a friend. I like that they are accessible, and they return phone call and they answer my questions. The care they have given has been excellent. We choose the service because he was a fall risk which stopped us from sleeping and they take care of him at nights. They are reliable, and they are comfortable asking us questions, both of my parents like them. They return phone call and answer questions, and they email and are professional. We have a weekday person and a weekend person who are both wonderful. It has been a very good experience and I can't think of any problems or issues. They take good care of my dad, and we sleep better knowing someone is taking care of him.”
Individualized Care Plans
We provide home care in many types of delicate situations, including:
Our Associates are a comforting presence for supervision, conversation, meal preparation, running errands, and meal preparation.
Personal Care Services
Our personal care services add hands-on care for your loved one. Our associates can help with personal care needs, daily activities, walking, and medication reminders.
All services are supervised by our experienced nurses. They help design a plan of care with you to meet the needs of your loved one.
We work with families to design programs for those recovering from a stroke, illness, Alzheimer’s and other Dementias, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and those with other specialized requirements.
We can help after a stay in the hospital or in rehabilitation program to ease the transition home.
Often caregivers find they need help to meet their other responsibilities, see their friends, or take a break so that they are better able to meet their caregiving responsibilities.
Memory Care: BrainBloom – Empowering Minds
For seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
How it Works
STEP by STEP Process
We’ll make joining us an easy and joyful experience. Simply follow these steps to start the process.
Give Us a Call
Or email us, try a web chat, or submit a form inquiry. Finding the right options begins and ends with a personal relationship. A Skylark professional will guide you through the process, help you find a personalized solution for your loved one, and develop a budget for care.
Let’s Get to Know Each Other.
This is a mutual process. You’ll have questions for us, and we’ll have questions for you. We’re going to want to get to know your loved one well. We want to know your care challenges and needs. It’s important that you become confident in us and our expertise.
It’s time to choose the needed services. Is the Day Center the perfect solution? Perhaps having an aide come to the house on a regular basis will be the answer. Perhaps a combination of both would be better.
We’ll meet with you and your loved one to complete assessments. We’ll develop a care plan that addresses home safety issues, health concerns, interests, and daily needs.
We want to discover your loved one’s interests and personality to ensure a smooth transition when starting Home Care or at the Day Center. The assessments help us identify great strategies for the Home and for the Center.
Once we develop a plan, our caring professionals will guide you through the enrollment process. As with all health care services, there will be some documents to sign and some information to gather. We’ll determine a start date and ongoing schedules.
The first days are exciting. We’ll confirm first day procedures for arriving at your home or attending the center. We want to make sure the first day is wonderful for you and your loved one.
Our mission is to Inspire Freedom, Hope, and Joy in our Seniors and Those Who Love Them. As care partners, we’re here to support you and your loved one. In the ups and downs of caregiving, we’ll be there to help on this journey.
See us in Action
We approach caregiving a different way.
We believe in creating programs that support the whole person.
What are you doing during COVID-19 Pandemic?
We know you’re trying to protect your home and your loved one from the pandemic. We’ve been working hard throughout the pandemic to keep our Members and Associates safe and healthy.
Here’s what we’re doing for home care:
Our Associates undergo regular COVID-19 testing. We ensure they have ample Personal Protective Equipment for use in the home and especially in the provision of personal care. All Associates participate in a coronavirus training developed by In The Know Caregiver Training.
Our associates are instructed to follow COVID-19 precautions per the CDC while in the member’s
Our associates are screened before the start of each shift. Temperature check and the typical COVID screening questions are also required before the start of each shift.
Finally, we work with families to keep our Members safe. Masking and social distancing requirements will be determined in conjunction with the member and family depending on care needs and vaccine status.
What is home care? What can caregivers do?
Private home care provides peace of mind, watchful oversight in the home, companionship, and help with daily activities and responsibilities such as:
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Light housekeeping
- Running errands and transportation to appointments
Let us know what your loved one wants or needs. We’ll figure out how to do it or, if it is beyond our scope of services, we can refer you to a reputable company.
What’s special about Skylark? “What do you do to engage my loved one? The company I have now watches my husband watch TV”
Since 2006, we’ve been a senior care leader in Georgia. We specialize in adult day centers and home care. Each service strengthens the other.
Families look for engagement, not just TV watching. Our caregivers spend time in our adult day centers. Social engagement is core to what we do.
Our members have choices. Some members receive care only in their homes. Some receive care only in the center. Many combine home care and the day center. The choice is yours. There are powerful options for social engagement not available anywhere else.
What is the difference between home health and home care?
Home health involves skilled care by a nurse, a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or a speech therapist. Home health requires a physician’s order and is typically paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and major health insurance plans. These visits are usually under an hour long and last for a limited time period. A patient might receive wound care, an infusion, physical therapy, or other very skilled service.
Home care focuses on helping individuals remain independent in their homes and communities with caregiving assistance. The care is provided during hourly shifts and paid for privately (and not paid with health insurance).
How do I know it’s time for home care?
We want to respect your loved one’s independence and personal preferences even through injury and illness.
We’ve helped many families with their caregiving journeys. Mothers may be resistant to receiving help taking care of Dad. Dad may be home from the hospital expecting help from his children, but the care needed is more than what the family can provide. There are many reasons our loved ones need care from isolation to depression to frailty to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Here are some clues that additional help is needed:
- A messy house
- Inadequate groceries
- Unintentional weight loss
- Declining personal hygiene declined
- Increased loneliness and isolation
- Memory lapses
Many realize that help is needed when visiting a loved one and notice a problem. The pressing care needs are more than the family can provide while juggling multiple responsibilities of children, family life, and work. Make sure to keep an eye on the family caregiver, especially if they experience:
- Too much stress
- Imbalance in self-care
- A neglect of other responsibilities
- A lack of sleep
- Potential burnout
Choosing to engage compassionate professionals or use an adult day center is not a compromise. It’s a choice to enhance your loved one’s quality of life and encourage the best possible outcome.
What are the qualifications of your caregivers?
We work hard to build a team of excellent caregivers and associates.
This begins with the selection process that includes a thorough interview, a negative drug screen, an FBI fingerprint` criminal background check, a negative COVID test, and reference checks.
Our associates complete regular training including a thorough orientation, certification in First Aid and CPR, training in Alzheimer’s and other dementia, and an ongoing series of in-service programming.
How much does home care cost?
We charge an hourly rate for services ranging from 4 hours to 24 hours. Some families choose to combine an experience in our Day Center with our Home Care services. We can also increase or decrease service times to fit your budget and service needs.
It’s best to give us a call to discuss what is needed. We’ll work with you to find a solution to fit your budget.
Why should I engage Skylark, when it appears less expensive to hire someone directly?
If you hire a caregiver directly, you’re taking on the responsibilities and liabilities of an employer.
You’ll be responsible for reporting and paying federal and state taxes and unemployment claims. Without Workers Compensation coverage, you will have full responsibility for injuries. If there is an unemployment claim, the state will look to you as the employer. Even if the private caregiver says they will take care of these items, if there is a problem, the government agencies will likely come after you.
Skylark does all this for you. We’ll ensure you have excellent caregivers while taking care of all employment responsibilities such as payroll, employment taxes, vacations, and illness. We’ll take care of the scheduling hassles when an absence is unavoidable and another caregiver is needed.
Does insurance pay for this? How do I pay for it?
Most Members pay privately for home care services. Some families work together to provide the needed care for their loved ones.
Medicare and other health insurances does not cover the expense of in-home care with the exception of a very limited number of Medicare Advantage plans. Medicare pays for short-term skilled care with home health.
Long-Term Care Insurance: Most long-term care insurance policies will pay for home care services.
Veterans: Many veterans will receive significant support by qualifying for the Aide and Attendance Pension benefit.
Medicaid: Medicaid covers a wide range of long-term care services for qualified elderly and disabled persons.
Skylark has been navigating these financial options for years. Call us to discuss, and we can help determine the non-private pay options.
Can my loved one have one caregiver or expect several caregivers?
Skylark strives for consistency, and our families certainly become comfortable with particular caregivers. We always begin with a professional evaluation to determine care needs and identify great caregivers. Our goal is to find a great fit for our members and their families.
We schedule caregivers based on the wants and needs of our members. Often, we find that a small, consistent team of caregivers provides the best and most reliable care.
It’s best to give us a call to discuss your specific situation. We believe in customizing our services to fit the specific needs of the family.
More questions? How do I get started?
Do you have more questions? Our New Member Services Team has worked with hundreds of families to help them find great solutions for their loved ones. Call us at (404) 410-1510 or email us at nms@SkylarkSeniorCare.com We look forward to a great conversation.