What Is Home Care And How Does It Work?

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If you or a loved one is disabled or aging to the point where it's hard to complete everyday tasks, home care is a great option to look into. Home care agencies and workers can provide almost any service needed at any time of the day. 

What Is Home Care?

Just as the name suggests, home care is simply receiving care in the home. Home care services allow for caregivers and nurses to come into your own home to provide you with services and complete the tasks you are unable to complete. 

Who Can Receive Home Care Services?

To receive home care services, there will usually need to be something that is prohibiting you from completing the tasks. Therefore, not everyone is eligible for home care. Examples of who can receive home care services include those who are elderly, disabled, or injured. 

What Services Can You Receive Through Home Care?

There are many services available through homecare. Some of those services can include:

  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Cleaning
  • Meal preparation
  • Bathing assistance
  • Independent living skills
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

There are many more services that can be provided in the home. Reach out to a caregiver or home care agency to see which services they can provide you.

How Do Home Care Services Work?

You and your loved ones can canvas the area for home care agencies. Once you find an agency that feels like a good fit for you, you should inquire about their services. Once you've reached out, you or the agency will need to be in contact with your insurance to get approval for these services before they begin, or insurance will not want to pay. 

Depending on the agency, the agency may supply its own caregivers. If you have a caregiver in mind that you are comfortable with, bring it up with the agency as some agencies are willing to hire caregivers to work through its company for you. After finding a caregiver, the agency will "admit" you into their agency and set up a schedule to provide services for you in your home.

What If Your Insurance Won't Pay?

There are times where the insurance company won't deem the services you're wanting medically necessary. Therefore, they will not pay for them. If you need or want the services and the insurance company is denying you, you are always able to receive the services under private pay. Private pay means the agency will send you a bill for the services provided to you instead of the insurance company. Reach out to a professional for more information about home care


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