Are you practically pulling your hair out trying to find up-to-date and reliable information about home care services? If yes, then join the other individuals who have loved ones that would prefer to age in place. Today, over 80 percent of seniors would like to age in the comforts of their home. As a result, online search engines are booming with questions and answers about home care services. We’ll cover some of the top five frequently asked questions about home care in this article.
FAQ About Senior Care
Let’s face it, there’s just some things you ought to know before hiring home care services. However, it can be difficult for caregivers to find the time to search for reliable information on the Internet between their job, caring for their children, and taking care of their parents. It’s important to have your questions answered about senior care before hiring a caregiver. While this guide will give you a few questions/answers, you’ll be able to find a complete FAQ page on the Caring People Inc. website.
Who uses home care services?
Home care services are usually discussed as a service just for seniors, but it’s really beneficial for anyone who’d like to age in place. Individuals can receive various levels of care ranging from companionship to nursing services. These services can be provided 24/7 or just a few hours per week.
What types of services do home care agencies provide?
Home care agencies offer a plethora of services to meet the various needs of their clients. Some services include:
- Companion care: recreational activities, engaging conversations, assisting with exercises, etc.
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia care
- Hands-on care: Monitoring vital signs, nutritional support, dressing, bathing, and more.
- Skilled nursing care: physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication administration, etc.
What are the payment options for home health care services?
Home health care services are generally paid for out-of-pocket or by Medicare. To qualify for payment by Medicare, you must receive services from a Medicare approved home health agency and meet certain criteria. Medicare may pay for the services if they are considered necessary for the treatment of illness and/or injury. Here are a few examples of the types of services covered:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
How are caregivers selected?
Most home health care agencies conduct an assessment first to accurately determine the level of care your loved one may need. Based on that information, they will select a caregiver who can support those needs. Caring People Inc. goes through a 5-step screening process which includes several interviews, a background check, and verifying reliable references.
Is home care cheaper than other long term care services?
While it depends on the level of care your loved one needs, home care is generally considered one of the most affordable long term care options. The pricing does vary from state to state but most find that home care is almost half the cost of nursing home care.
We hope this list of the top five frequently asked questions and answers about home care was helpful to you. We understand how big of a decision this is. You deserve to be accurately informed about what to expect.