What is Home Care?
Home Care assists a person in their recovery from an illness, accident, surgery, or change in their medical condition. Professional health care services are delivered in a person’s home environment under the direction of their personal physician.
Why You May Need Home Care?
Who Provides Home Care?
When family or friends can’t meet all of a person’s care needs, there are people who provide home care. This include CNAs who are there to help with daily activities so you can stay in your home, independently for as long as possible.
How Can I Get Home Care Services?
There are two types of home care services that you can find in most areas of the country.The first type of home care provides medical care at home and your doctor gives the home care company a plan and instructions for your care. Your treatment is provided by health care professionals such as nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and social workers, as well as by home health aides who can help with bathing or dressing or using the bathroom while you are receiving home nursing or therapy services. This type of care is often paid for by Medicare, Medicaid or many commercial insurance companies.
The second type of home care helps you with everyday activities that may be harder to do by yourself when you have an illness that may be getting worse such as heart disease or diabetes, and you do not always feel safe to do things like bathing or dressing or shopping by yourself and you want to stay at home as long as possible. These services are often called private duty or personal care and support services. These may be paid for by a long term insurance policy, Medicaid, or be paid for directly by you or your family.