As people get older or suffer with one or more chronic illnesses, there comes a time they’ll need help at home. Whether the extra care attends to personal assistance or their medical care, it’s available.
For example, if a person needs care after a surgery, home health care is accessible. Medically trained and licensed professionals will administer health-related tasks ordered by a physician.
In addition to recovery after a hospital visit, a person may need extra help around the house. In-home care is an option that offers custodial care, homemaker services, and companionship services. They’re delivered by professional caregivers employed by agencies, family members, or privately hired caregivers.
The Differences of Care
Home Health Care: Administers medical services delivered by a nurse, home health aide, certified nurse assistant, licensed vocational nurse, or a doctor. A physician prescribes these services.
Non-medical home care: The non-medical care tasks are performed by professional caregivers and address the following needs:
Paying for Care at Home
Paying for either type of care at home takes budgeting skills and a thoughtful strategy. The options are:
Get the scoop on all pay for home care options.
People Who Use Home Health Care
People Who Use Home Care
Carol Marak is a contributor for the senior living and health care market. She advocates older adults and family caregivers by writing on tough topics like chronic issues, senior care and housing.
Find her work at AssistedLivingFacilities.org and HomeHealthcareAgencies.com and contact Carol on LinkedIn and Carol@SeniorCareQuest.com.
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