A Primer on Home Care

Can’t make heads or tails of home care options? Who is covered? Who pays? Who is eligible? Can home care be covered in assisted living or a retirement community? For those who are seeking ways to age more comfortably with in-home care, look no further. Independence-4-Seniors in the Hinsdale and Chicago areas can easily assess the situation, determine which requirements need to be addressed, and assist with available options - engaging services quickly if necessary.

Call Independence-4-Seniors today for details of home care eligibility and review the below resources that make understanding home care less confusing.

We provide in-home assistance to help older adults maintain independence and comfort while recuperating or requiring a little extra care for day to day needs. We also provide consulting and expertise to help people with care needs make the best care choices for their situation.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about the basics of home care.

Compare the cost of home care with other long-term care options
Check out the cost of care in GenWorth Financial’s 2013 Cost of Care Survey. GenWorth Financial is a major seller of long-term care insurance.

When is home care appropriate?
This site provides an informational article plus links to other articles on helping one determine when home care is appropriate.

Explaining Medicare home health care
This is the official US Government booklet about Medicare home health care benefits for people with original Medicare.

What’s the difference between home care and home health care?
A simple comparison chart shows how home health care and home care differ.

Information to help determine which type of home care is most appropriate
Although this downloadable PDF is about Michigan specifically, it is a good explanation of the differences in home care and home health care and gives some good examples of how to determine which one is appropriate for care needs.

Differences between full service home care agencies, private hires and referral agencies
Within the scope of care when paying for services, this article gives a good explanation of the differences in hiring an agency and using independent contractors or referral/registries.

  


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As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
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