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Clear Path Home Care offers individualized assistance for clients who need a little or a lot of help



Americans are living longer.


According to AARP Public Policy Institute, one in three Americans is over the age of 50, and that number is expected to change by 2030 when one out of every five people living in the U.S. is 65 or older.

Along with an aging population, comes the need for increased health services.


It can be a frightening journey for families trying to figure out the best way to seek care for their elderly parents and grandparents, but Clear Path Home Care can help.


The North Texas-based family-owned company provides compassionate and individualized care for clients who need a little or a lot of help at home.

Michele and J.M. Simmonds opened Clear Path 10 years ago, and today, the company operates from offices in Denton, Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Granbury, Dallas and Waco, providing quality home care to clients all across North Texas.


This fall, Clear Path Home Care will expand operations to Fort Collins, Colorado.


“We are very excited to now be a multi-state home care agency,” Michele said.

Michele and J.M. sat down this week for an interview with Beneath the Surface News to discuss the company’s commitment to its clients and the value its services provide to their families.


WHAT SERVICES DOES CLEAR PATH OFFER:


Clear Path offers a wide range of services that enable clients to continue living in the comfort of their home with assistance from a quality care provider.


A dedicated care manager is assigned to each client, servicing as a personal contact for clients and their families.

Services include 24-hour home care, home maker services, companion care and personal care for elderly and wheelchair-bound patients, veterans and those suffering from disabilities.


Equally important is that Clear Path gives families peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being cared for. The company ensures families that in the event of inclement weather or if a caregiver falls ill, the client will always be taken care of.

WHAT SETS CLEAR PATH APART FROM OTHER HOME CARE COMPANIES?


“I think it’s engagement with our clients and family and friends on the client’s team,” J.M. said. “We go above and beyond when assessing the client’s needs and matching them with the proper caregiver.


“It’s important to communicate effectively with everyone throughout the entire process.”

WHAT IS THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR CAREGIVERS?


Before caregivers are hired at Clear Path, they undergo an extensive vetting process that includes an interview, professional references, criminal background check and look into their former work history.


“We also do random drug screenings,” J.M. said.


As an agency, Clear Path is insured, adding another layer of protection for clients. Caregivers working independently are not insured.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST STRUGGLES FAMILIES WITH AGING PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS FACE?


A large part of Clear Path’s clientele includes patients living with early to late stages of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.


The company is certified in caring for those patients and employs professionals who specialize in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

DOES INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF HOME CARE?


Yes. A long-term care insurance policy may cover all or a portion of the cost of home care.


Clear Path offers a free assessment of your policy to determine what is covered, how much the insurance company will pay for the care and for how long.


The company is also contracted with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to offer disabled and chronically ill veterans assistance through the Community Care program.

CLEAR PATH HELPS FAMILIES FIND THE RIGHT ANSWERS


The healthcare industry can be confusing, but Clear Path owners and staff have over 75 years of collective experience helping families navigate the unchartered territory of seeking care for a loved one.


“We are here to help,” Michele said. “Families struggling with the care of aging loved ones or find themselves in crises mode can depend on us for vetted elder care resources. Our team can help navigate the entire planning process of aging in place with dignity in the comfort of their home.”


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