Home health is designed to help you recover in the comfort of your home through rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Home health must be ordered by your physician when he or she determines your condition requires you to remain in the home for rehab and recovery.
What is the difference between home health and personal home care assistance?
The difference between home health and personal home care assistance is the necessity for skilled services. Home health care requires skilled services that would come from a physician’s order. This includes things like registered nurses, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Personal care assistance involves unskilled services that are typically paid for through private pay (not paid by insurance). These services include help around the house, transportation, bathing and some light meal preparation.
will my insurance cover home health costs?
Home health is covered 100% by Medicare, and we accept most forms of insurance. Part of the admission process includes verification of insurance. We can help answer your financial and insurance questions.
WILL Agatha HOME HEALTH SEND PEOPLE TO HELP WITH COOKING, CLEANING, AND ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING?
Yes, Agatha Home Health provides the following services:
Light meal preparation
Assistance with select daily living activities
How do I know if someone needs or can benefit from personal home care assistance?
There are several factors that can contribute to a person benefitting from Personal Home Care Assistance:
Are there adequate healthy groceries (not just frozen dinners)?
Is the house tidy?
Have you noticed any weight loss?
Has personal hygiene declined?
Does the person seem lonely or withdrawn?
Are there any concerns with memory?
Are there transportation services available for doctors appointments and errands?
Transportation, especially to medical appointments and procedures, is a popular home care service. It can often be arranged in a few hours, but the more notice given is always better. A regular planned schedule can be set up, or the caregiver can be used on an "as needed" basis.
Do you provide caregivers for people in assisted living?
Yes, we do. We first arrange a meeting with the family to conduct a thorough assessment and develop a plan of care. This is not only to fully understand what activities or senior care services are needed, but also to get a sense of what kind of personality might best suit him or her. After this is completed, we will match the person with a caregiver.
Do you provide assistance for veterans
Contact us to give you information about the "Aid and Attendance" program that covers in-home senior care services. VA benefits are not automatically given; they must be applied for, and recipients must meet certain requirements. Veterans with spouses could receive over $23,000 annually toward personal home care assistance, assisted living or nursing home care. Spouses of deceased veterans may be eligible for over $12,000 annually.