Home Care

Home Care

Remaining in one’s own home can be an option to consider. Services available to make this option manageable can including home care, day programs, transportation services, Personal Emergency Response Systems, Meals-On-Wheels, etc.

DIFFERENT LEVELS OF HOME CARE – Arranging for services at home over the long-term can be a confusing process.

Companion / Housekeeper  type of service

  • for those needing supervision, help around the home, transportation
  • companionship or a friendly visitor at home or in a facility

Personal Care Aide / PCA services

  • provided by a licensed home heath care agency
  • for those needing “hands on care” with dressing, bathing, etc.
  • also can includes type of services provided by companions/housekeepers

Home Health Care Aide / HHA services

  • provided by a licensed home heath care agency
  • used when there are Medicare covered services
  • for those needing “hands on care” with dressing, bathing, etc.
  • also can include type of services provided by companions/housekeepers

Nursing / LPN or RN services

  • provided by a licensed home heath care agency
  • includes services like checking vital signs, medication set-up/prepour

Below are 2 types of Medicaid programs commonly used by elderly clients who meet the eligibility criteria.  Eligibility is financially and functionally based.

CASA Medicaid / Long-Term Home Care Program / Nursing Home Without Walls Program provides coverage for …

  • medical expenses (doctor, hospital, prescriptions, etc.)
  • must use one of the waivered services (LifeLine, Adult Day Care, Meals-On-Wheels)
  • some aide services

General/Community Medicaid provides coverage for …

  • medical expenses (doctor, hospital, prescriptions, etc.)
  • some aide services

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