What is Home Care?
Home Care is a health related services that a person receives in their home. Home Care allows each patient to maintain their independence by remaining at home, in a comfortable and familiar environment, while receiving the care that they need. It might be for people who are getting older, are chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled. Home care services are performed by professional caregivers who provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as: bathing, eating, healthy meal preparation, mobility, toileting, medication reminders and getting dressed.
Why choose Home Care?
Home Care allows a client to maximize their freedom and comfort in their familiar surroundings. Families can have reassurance that their loved one is being cared for on a routine that accommodates each clients/families schedule. In most cases, home care means significant savings in the cost of care when compared to a nursing home or a rest home. Also, and most importantly, a healthy routine is began the day that home care is introduced into each client’s home, for example: each client receives a bath daily, meals are prepared, light housekeeping performed in client’s home daily, laundry is washed and put away weekly, medications are re-filled by the pharmacy and available for pickup as prescribed by the physician on a timely basis, and groceries are purchased and safely put away into the client’s home to assist in preventing over exertion and falls, daily communication between the client and aide which helps to quickly notate any medical changes that may take place with a client.
How do I arrange for services?
Simply call the United Home Care office nearest to you. Our staff will answer each question you may have and lead you through our brief admission process. Client referrals are received from many different sources, such as: the client, a family member, a neighbor, a church member, the client’s physician, a discharge planner from a facility, and the department of Social Services.
Who pays for home care services?
Payment sources include Full Medicaid, CAP, VA Benefits, Private Pay, Workman’s Comp, Grants, and Long Term Care Policies.
How do I choose the right agency?
In selecting a home care provider a client should verify that the DHSR has licensed the agency. A license ensures to the public that the agency has met specific standards of care mandated by the licensure board.
Does a client or Family member have the right to choose the home care provider they desire?
Yes, each individual has the right to choose the provider they desire according to each individuals Bill of Rights.