You’re beginning to become concerned that Dad might need some assistance at home, and so naturally, you know just where to go for assistance, right? No? Take heart – you aren’t alone. Millions of people in the United States alone are faced with the same predicament, and most don’t know much about home care services until the need for care arises.
If you’re in the preliminary stages of looking for the ideal living arrangement for older adults, it’s helpful to have some insight into what home care is and how it works. To assist you through this journey, the professional team at Home Care Solutions, a leader among providers of senior home care in Pasco and the surrounding area, has provided answers to commonly-asked questions about home care to help you make better, more informed care decisions for your loved one.
Q: Will Medicare cover the cost for long-term in-home care?
A: No. Although it’s true that Medicare may pay for some home health care costs within specific parameters, it is not currently designed to cover long-term in-home care.
Q: Is it more cost-effective to hire a caregiver independently than partnering with a professional home care company?
A: No. Although initially it may seem that hiring a caregiver independently is more affordable than hiring a caregiver through a professional home care agency, there are many hidden expenses when hiring a private caregiver. For example, with a privately hired caregiver, you are the employer, meaning it’s your obligation to cover the cost for taxes, worker’s compensation, and more. When working through a home care agency, you do not have to worry about or pay for these responsibilities.
Q: Is home care the right choice for a senior with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
A: Yes. Home Care Solutions provides highly skilled, experienced Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Pasco and surrounding areas. Our caregivers receive ongoing training on providing the highest quality support to seniors with specialized memory care needs, providing families much-needed breaks from care.
Q: What do ADL and IADL stand for?
A: ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living, or activities that occur every day, such as bathing, getting dressed, moving from the bed to a chair, walking, etc. IADL stands for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, and includes activities such as managing home expenses, shopping, using the telephone, etc. ADLs and IADLs are assessed when determining which level of care is best suited for an individual.
Home Care Solutions can help older individuals with both ADLs and IADLs, enabling a safer, more comfortable, and more independent lifestyle in the comfort of home.
We understand that families would like to learn more about the benefits of home care to make an informed decision, and we’re always here to provide the information you need. Call us any time at (509) 627-8575 to learn more about options for senior home care in Pasco and the surrounding areas or to schedule a free consultation.