1.Define Home Care
Home care includes any professional support services that allow a person to live safely in their home. In-home care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has special needs or a disability. Professional caregivers such as nurses, aides, and therapists provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person’s needs.
Not all home care providers offer all the different types of home care services.
Deborah’s Heart & Care Agency is a Non-Medical In-home Service provider. Serving non- medical needs such as cooking, cleaning, housekeeping, and hygiene care.
2.Why choose home care
Even the most well-meaning of institutions can’t provide 100% personalized care approaches for each of their patients. It’s impossible in a community setting where multiple adults require care from a single, individual caregiver.
Home health care is 100% personalized to meet our clients’ needs at any given time. We tailor meals, activities, schedules, and services to meet each individual’s preferences and interests.
As a result of this one-on-one attention, our caregivers have the time to notice all the little things that may warrant a shift in care. This can be as simple as a food type left behind on a plate indicating a needed menu change, to a behavioral or mental lapse that might signal an adverse reaction to medication or the beginning signs of dementia.
3.What type of service is provided
Personal Care and Companionship services may include:
- Assistance with self-care, such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and using the toilet
- Enabling safety at home by assisting with ambulation, transfer (eg, from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to toilet), and fall prevention
- Assistance with meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, medication reminders, and escorting to appointments
- Companionship and engaging in hobbies and activities
- Supervision for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
Depending on the hours needed, home care can be much more affordable than nursing homes or other institutions. Personal care and companionship services are usually paid directly by the person receiving care (private pay), or through long-term care insurance or Medicaid. Other funding sources may be:
- Private pay
- Long-term care insurance
- Health insurance
- Veterans benefits
- Workers’ compensation
5.Is this only for seniors, elders, disabled
Home Care is for a person of any age who requires assistance with activities of daily living due to a physical or cognitive disability.
6.How is care provided
Personal care and companionship do not need to be prescribed by a doctor. Care provided on an ongoing basis on a schedule that meets a client’s needs, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including possible live-in care.