Seniors often prefer in-home care, because they want to age at their own place, instead of being dependent on their family or friends. Deep within, they desire to keep their self-reliant attitude alive, and at the same time, are worried about the unforeseen emergencies that may crop up due to age. They are often hesitant to ask for help from friends and family.
Thankfully, today there exist multiple in-home providers that help with even the smallest tasks at home, including preparing meals, getting dressed or even being reminded to take medication.
Generally, these in-home providers are licensed by the state and assist senior citizens with homeownership, personal care and other services that are found in nursing homes, or assisted care facilities. Keeping a house clean and congenial to live in is important, but sometimes gets difficult to handle for senior citizens. These in-home providers can assist with everything from laundry to cleaning, to paying bills.
In-home patients receive help during the day, but do not need 24-hour intervention. Some other services performed by these providers include transportation within the town, assistance with exercise, laundry services as well as social activities.
What’s more, these services are also used by senior citizens whose children have their own commitments during the day. In this way, they do not have to worry about caregiving during the day.
It’s natural to want to stay at home, as you age. Especially as one grows older, rigidity becomes an issue, and you find the most comfort in your own surroundings. You also have fond memories of the place and do not want to leave everything to move to senior housing. In this case, in-home services work really well.
The cost of in-home care is completely dependent on the tasks performed, as well as the location of the patient. Paying for home health care is done with personal or family assets, but can also be billed to long care insurance, VA or other forms of insurance. Medicare does not cover all aspects of in-home care, although Medicare Part A and/or Part B might cover some nursing care services, only if it is included in the treatment plan suggested by the doctor.
In a nutshell, it is best to assess your needs and take the right steps for your well-being!