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Getting Started with Client Directed Home Care (CDHC): TheKey Calgary Shows You How to Access Free Home Care for Seniors

Find out how TheKey can help you access free or low-cost private home care services in Calgary through the Client Directed Home Care invoicing program (CDHC).

Care expert helping older woman access free home care through client directed home care program.

Are you seeking private home care for seniors, but are unable to pay out of pocket? Do you qualify for Self-Managed Care (SMC) in Alberta, but don’t want the hassle of employer responsibilities, like scheduling and payroll? You may be eligible for Client Directed Home Care! If you are unsure what Client Directed Home Care (CDHC) is and what that means for you, TheKey is here to help.

Simply put, AHS (Alberta Health Services) is providing support to meet the personal and home care needs of seniors who qualify for publicly-funded services. Now you get to choose from private agencies, like TheKey, to access free or low-cost home care for seniors. Through private home care assistance, you have greater control over the type and level of care you or your loved one can receive.

What is the Client Directed Home Care Invoicing Program (CDHC or CDHCI)?

The Client Directed Home Care Invoicing Program was launched by Alberta Health Services in 2023. CDHC allows you, the client, to receive publicly funded home care services through approved private home care agencies in Alberta. Furthermore, instead of going through the stress of paying privately and then filing for reimbursement, home care agencies can now directly bill Alberta Blue Cross. This means you can get the care you want without the headache that comes with all that paperwork!

Private home care can offer a wider range of services than the limited options available through public care. Private agencies also manage payroll, benefits, and scheduling for caregivers on your behalf, unlike Alberta’s existing Self-Managed Care program, where you are responsible for all of these things as an employer. As an approved provider of CDHC in Calgary, TheKey can offer qualifying clients basic home care services at no cost, or premium services at a greatly reduced rate.

Which Home Care Services are Covered Under CDHC?

Qualifying clients can receive the following services from TheKey Calgary at no-out-of pocket cost:

  1. Personal Care. This includes help with personal hygiene, dressing, mobilization and transferring, dental hygiene, feeding, and medication management.
  2. Homemaking Services. This includes laundry, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and companionship.
  3. Respite Care. This can give family caregivers a break by scheduling caregiving services during the days, evenings, overnight, and on weekends to accommodate their needs.

As a professional homecare agency, TheKey can also handle the logistics of coordinating care and expenses. We oversee:
● Billing through Alberta Blue Cross

● Caregiver benefits

● Caregiver payroll

● Hours worked

● Vetting new caregivers

● Covering caregiver vacation time

We also work closely with you and your family to find a caregiver who is the perfect match for your needs long-term. We want to keep families with the caregivers they know and trust. This means finding a caregiver who can speak a client’s preferred language, is a great personality fit, and can work with a client’s schedule and level of need. TheKey also provides real-time updates through our Family App, which offers full transparency on the client’s care with live care notes that their family can read. Now, families can rest assured that their loved one is receiving quality care from someone they trust.

What Makes TheKey Calgary the Right Choice

TheKey Calgary provides you with concierge customer service and a real relationship with a local, experienced provider. We make the process easy for you because we know how overwhelming this stage of life can be.

You are our priority and your needs determine your individual care plan. Our Care Team can help set you up with the exact services you need, from low-intensity care like light housekeeping, all the way to 24/7 dementia care.

Your experienced and compassionate caregivers will work to help you feel well and comfortable by taking care of the things that make up your daily life. TheKey uses the Balanced Care Method to focus on all components of a healthy life. You receive assistance with:

● Activity and exercise

● Cognitive stimulation

● Social engagement

● Nutrition

● Sufficient sleep

● Finding a sense of calm

With over 20 years of experience, you know that TheKey is dedicated to meeting your needs.

How to Navigate the Client Directed Home Care Invoicing Program with TheKey

Are you or your loved one ready to benefit from a personalized home care plan? Still wondering if you qualify for no-cost private home care?

TheKey can help you:

● Find out if you qualify for subsidized home care.

● Walk you through the evaluation and approval process with Alberta Health Services.

● Set up direct billing to Alberta Blue Cross so you don’t have to deal with invoices.

● Evaluate if basic private home care at no charge or premium services at a greatly reduced rate is right for you and build a personalized care plan tailored to your needs.

Contact TheKey Calgary today to get started with your assessment.