When living alone requires additional support and you or your loved one prefers to remain at home, In-Home care can be the best option.
With In-Home care, seniors can receive either medical or non-medical care.
- Non Medical In-home care consists of support services provided by trained caregivers that are not medical personnel and is typically paid privately or by Medicaid.
- Medical In-home care is provided by skilled clinicians such as Nurses, Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapist and is typically paid by Medicare or private health insurance.
As for disadvantages, when in-home care patients become less active, socializing becomes more difficult and can lead to feelings of isolation and depression.
Also, certain medical conditions such as recovery from stroke or injury, uncontrolled diabetes and onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease cannot be treated within the home as effectively as in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility
In-Home care services can range from as few as 3 or 4 hours up to 24 hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week. Fees for In-Home Care can range from $18 to $25 per hour.
Non-medical care, like companion care or support to complete activities of daily living, is paid privately or by Medicaid. Medicare or private health insurance typically pays for medical care provided by skilled clinicians.
In-home Care Services include:
- assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming
- meal preparation and grocery shopping
- transportation to and from appointments
- light house-keeping
- medication reminders
- pet care
- ambulation assistance
- safety reminders
- scheduling appointments
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