Long Term Care Options

The Benefits of In-Home Care

In-home care is an option that a lot of seniors take advantage of. While there are some drawbacks, there are some definite advantages as well. The best thing about in-home care is obvious. Patients are happy to remain in the home and get the care that they need. Caregiving agencies send out an certified caregiver, with the same license that employees at an assisted living community or residential care home would have. Also, a family member or a friend can be compensate through Medicaid or through VA Aid and Attednance benefits.  They can look after the patient’s health and hygiene, as well as provide transportation to seniors who don’t have the ability to drive. For those patients that require medication management, in-home care agencies can have a nurse supervise the administering of prescriptions.

The Drawbacks of In-Home Care

In-home care is not without it’s drawbacks, but for the right situation, can help a senior or disabled person live happily and independently. In-home care agencies can provide 24 hour care. There are benefits such as Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance that can help offset the cost of in home care.

What A Caregiver Can Do For Me

Caregivers can provide a variety of services. It’s important to understand the difference between medical and non-medical caregivers.   If you don’t need medication management or help with medical equipment, a non-medical caregiver may be an option since it could potentially be much less costly. If you need help around the house, cleaning, transportation to and from appointments, and help running errands, getting groceries, and other tasks, non-medical caregiving might be a good option. If you need help finding a caregiver in your area, we would be happy to arrange for one for you. For seniors who wish to receive medical care in their home, there are agencies that provide that services. For the most part, medical care is provided by agencies rather than individuals because of the need for licensed medical professionals to supervise the care. We can also contact an agency that works in your area that can work with your needs and schedule.