They may seem like they are both the same, but they are not. Both have pros and cons that are unique. Home Care provides non- medical services, whereas Home Health Care provides medical services.
When you have a family member living with an illness or limited mobility, a time will come where additional support is needed. Take the process slow & review all aspects of it. Ask your health provider, friends and family for referrals and recommendations of the available services in your area.
A Home Health Care Agency will benefit individuals recently discharged from the hospital, rehabilitation or a skilled nursing home.
Doctor & Registered Nurse on call
Occupational, speech & physical therapy
Health status monitoring
Medication administration (injections, insulin, etc.)
Medicare coverage (must be prescribed by a physician)
Private health insurance covers for services depending health plan (must be prescribed by a physician)
Medicaid usually provides coverage (varies by location)
Depending on your situation Medicare will only provide short term care with limited hours daily.
Limited choices (companionship, meal preparation, cleaning & transportation assistance not included)
A Home Care Agency provides non – medical services and assistance with activities of daily living. This service would benefit individuals who independent or semi- independent basic assistance required.
Assistance with paying bills
Companionship (talking, playing games, etc.)
Cleaning & organization of various rooms
Activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.)
Transportation to events & appointments
Long term insurance will cover for services dependent upon the Indvidual's policy.
Medicare & Medicaid provides no coverage.
Out of pocket private pay to cover the services (Rates range from $20 – $40 hourly)
According to your loved one's situation both services can be combined to provide optimal care. This combination approach can provide emotional support and medical needs.
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