Paying For Home Care or Home Health Care
Home Care is dispensed by nurse aides in the comfort of the individual who needs care home. The duties entails that of custodial care such as assistance in an individual daily living who is no longer able to care for themselves. The nurse aide assists in: Bathing, dressing, oral care, toileting, incontinence care and medication reminder. In adjunct to these duties many Home Care companies have added housekeeping, laundry, accompanying patient to the doctors, grocery shopping and more to their service.
Home Care is not covered by Medicare
Lower Income seniors and disabled person can receive assistance from Medicaid
Methods of Payment for Home Care
Long Term Care Insurance
Medicaid for Low Income Families
What is Home Health Care
Home Health Care
Home Health Care is often times prescribed by a discharged plan following a stay at the hospital and/or a physician order. The services of Home Health Care are deemed skilled and performed by Registered Nurse, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or other skilled professionals. Home Health Care is associated with clinical and rehabilitation needs, more people and seniors are choosing to rehabilitate in the comfort of their home.
Methods of Payment for Home Health Care
Medicare services that has been prescribe by physician
Medicaid for qualified individuals
Difference Between Home Care and Health Care
Home Care is Unskilled services performed by nurse aides and Home Health Care services are skilled services performed by skilled professionals.
|Services||Home Care||Home Health Care|
|Therapy to Rehabilitate||No||Yes|
|Preparing Meal/Light Housekeeping||Yes||No|