Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head
Cheryl Etheridge and David Lewis, owners of Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head, are cousins who have both gone through the experience of arranging in-home care for loved ones. They want to help others who are facing that same challenge by providing guidance, non-medical care and resources and solutions to support families every step of the way in the senior care journey.
“Our commitment to the families we serve is two-fold,” says Cheryl. “We consider ourselves ‘aging-in-place’ specialists. Most people want to be at home, living as independently as they can and with dignity. We help them do just that.”
“First, we promise to care for your senior loved one as though he or she were a member of our own family,” says David, who is a Certified Senior Advisor. “Second, we promise to help you and your family explore and understand every senior care option available to you, and to support you throughout your senior care experience — because we care about you as a member of our family, too.”
In considering the large population of elderly individuals in the areas of Charleston and Hilton Head, Cheryl and David agree that well-vetted, compassionate and committed caregivers are a necessity. Cheryl and David are proud to own and operate Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head because they are committed to improving the quality of life for seniors residing in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, James Island, Johns Island, Daniel Island, Hanahan, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Edisto Island, Summerville, Huger, Wadmalaw Island, Ladson, Cainhoy, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, Port Royal and surrounding communities.
Amada Caregivers are Trained to Provide Assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
If you or your loved one would like assistance with these or other ADLs (activities of daily living), we invite you to contact us today for a Free Care Needs Consultation with an experienced member of the Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head team. We understand that each of our clients has unique needs, desires, and budgets, and so we want to customize a care plan that is ideal for any situation.
Please know that our personal involvement doesn’t end with caregiver placement. We frequently review our caregivers’ performance and regularly check in with our clients as well as their family members to ensure that we are doing all we can to help seniors live safer, happier and more fulfilled lives. Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head caregivers understand how vital it is establish and maintain a personally meaningful connection with senior clients. The transitional journey from total independence to in-home care often comes with emotional challenges for seniors and their families. Our unlimited reserves of patience, compassion and friendship are dedicated to make the journey easier.
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For the members of our team at Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head, this is much more than just a job; it is a fulfillment of our personal goal to enrich the lives of our clients at every level. We truly enjoy what we do — whether helping our clients adjust to their care plans, sharing a friendly word with a family member or preparing a “tastes like home” meal or any other labor we take on with patience and compassion.
“Trust Amada to be your lighthouse. We will help you find your way.”
David Lewis and Cheryl Etheridge
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There was a huge sigh of relief after placing all my concerns and questions about in-home care in the capable and compassionate hands of Cheryl and David of Amada Senior Care. Equipped with the necessary resources and solutions, they are able to take away the reins of anxiety from the client and give guidance, assurance, and support all the way. Thank you, David and Cheryl, for your continuing help and friendship.
Cheryl and David of Amada Senior Care have been a tremendous help in identifying needs and matching a great caregiver with my mom. Amada thought of things my family and I did not know to consider. They have been a valuable resource not only for care but also information and local contacts. And when it came to Long Term Care Insurance, they helped us through the maze of requirements to get the coverage started. I highly recommend Amada Senior Care in Charleston, SC.Thanks, Cheryl and David, for all your continued help!
Senior Housing Advising
When seniors or their loved ones begin to feel that they require more support than in-home care and assistance with basic ADLs, it may be time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community.
This is an emotional decision for everyone involved, and our goal at Amada Charleston and Hilton Head is to guide families through the placement process with wisdom, empathy, and competence.
For some seniors, an assisted living community, typically offering non-complex medical services, may be a good fit. Others may require a bit more support and may be better served in a nursing home or different type of care community.
The team at Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head has years of experience with senior care in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Folly Beach, James Island, Johns Island, Daniel Island, Hanahan, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Edisto Island, Summerville, Huger, Wadmalaw Island, Ladson, Cainhoy, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton, Port Royal and other nearby communities. As a result, we have deep knowledge of all local care communities and can make sure our clients find the ideal placement to suit their care needs, locations, lifestyles, and budgets.
We also rely on our extensive experience to help our clients make full use of all benefits available to them, including veterans’ benefits and long-term care insurance benefits. The costs of assisted living may intimidate many families, but we can help them make financial decisions with confidence. To further ease cost concerns, the Amada Charleston and Hilton Head team is pleased to offer our placement services free of charge.
When in-home care is no longer ideal for our clients, we are honored to guide them through this next phase. Our specialty is referring seniors to the right community or placement for them, 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
Many families who find themselves at odds with a senior loved one’s desire to remain as independent as possible don’t realize that there can be a middle ground between constant supervision and simply hoping for the best. At Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head, we have developed a system called BeClose which makes use of the latest technology to help seniors maintain independence while reassuring their loved ones of their safety. The BeClose system can be customized and allows families to keep an eye on seniors through strategically placed and non-intrusive monitors which then report to their emails or mobile devices. This way, seniors can go about their lives in peace and their families will be notified of any routine changes that may signal a need for extra support.
If you’d like to learn more about our state-of-the-art BeClose monitoring system, Click Here for a Free Consultation with a Member of the Amada Team.
Veterans Assistance Programs
Many of our veterans, their spouses and their families may not be aware of their potential eligibility for financial assistance from the government. At Amada Senior Care Charleston and Hilton Head, we are dedicated to helping individuals eligible for VA Aid and Attendance benefits and other forms of financial support take full advantage of these resources. To learn more about Aid and Attendance and other benefits for veterans, please Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.
How is Aid and Attendance Eligibility Determined?
- A minimum of 90 days of active duty, with at least one of those days during wartime.
- Must not have been dishonorable discharged.
- Applicant must currently require assistance with activities of daily living, such as walking, eating, toileting or dressing.
- Majority of applicant’s income must currently be spent on care expenses.
- The percentage of income currently spent on care will determine the benefits they receive.
- The VA will determine an acceptable threshold for applicants’ assets.
- Determination of financial assets will depend upon age and financial need.
Through the use of VA benefits, seniors gain more financial flexibility for their care plans and potential placements. This may include:
- More in-home care.
- The community of their choice.
- Benefits paid monthly with no repayment required.
- Benefits are paid directly to claimants by the United States Treasury and are tax-free.