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Could your senior loved one benefit from more stability in the shower or tub? Does he or she require a walker or rollator to move around? Then it’s very likely that you’ll soon be looking to buy in-home adaptive devices. It’s also likely that you’re wondering how to pay for these assistive products, and if any of them may be included under Medicare or insurance.
Like in-home care services, there are various different options when it comes to buying home care supplies and equipment. The following are some of the possibilities available to assist you or a loved one in purchasing home medical products:
If a person has Medicare Part A and qualifies for the Home Health Benefit, then Medicare will pay for 80 percent of the allowable cost for medically required durable medical equipment. If a person is covered by Medicare … Read More »
Many times, families make the assumption that as long as their loved one is covered by Medicare, paying for care at home isn’t something they need to consider. Unfortunately, however, this is a common misconception. As we noted in a previous blog post, most people use private funds in paying for care at home. There are a couple of alternatives to consider though for veterans and their spouses. The top home care company Santa Rosa, CA, Hired Hands Homecare, outlines the details to help those who have served in the military to access all of the resources available to them in paying for care at home.
First to consider is the Veterans’ Aid and Attendance program, which helps wartime veterans and/or their spouses with paying for … Read More »
At some point, it’s likely your aging parents will require a little extra assistance in order to remain safe and independent, and if they’re like the vast majority of older adults, they prefer to age in place at home. The first question that usually arises is how to pay for in home care services. The Napa senior living team at Hired Hands Homecare hears this question often, and we have the answers you need.
When it comes to paying for in home care assistance, typically services of a non-medical nature are paid for out of pocket. For this reason, assessing your finances and determining what assets are available to assist in paying for home care services is essential.
The Napa senior living experts at Hired Hands Homecare have compiled … Read More »
As we shared in our last blog post, there are a variety of care options available to seniors and their families who are looking to avoid a costly and life-changing transition to a nursing home or assisted living facility. If you’ve determined that senior home care may be the right option for your senior loved one, the next step is to make sure you’re fully educated on the crucial differences between hiring a caregiver privately through a registry or newspaper ad, and utilizing the services of a professional home care agency like Hired Hands Homecare.
Registry/Private Hire vs. the Home Care Agency
Although hiring a caregiver privately or through a registry may seem more affordable than a professional agency at first glance, there are hidden costs and risks associated with the private hire and registry.
Tax Issues/Worker’s Compensation: A professional home care agency … Read More »
At Hired Hands Homecare, we understand that beginning the process of seeking home care in California for your senior loved one can be a daunting process. We’ve compiled the following list of questions to ask as you talk with potential home care agency candidates, to help make the task a little easier and enable you to make a well-informed decision:
Service listing. Do they offer services specific to your loved one’s listed, required needs? Is someone available to provide information on all services, eligibility requirements and funding sources? Is that information available online or can they send it to you?
Training and supervision. What formal training programs and certifications does the agency require of its direct care providers? What level of professional supervises the care? How often and how do the supervisors oversee the caregivers on location to ensure proper care is … Read More »