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January 23, 2017

What is home care?

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

In-home care from a caregiver may be the perfect choice for someone who wants to remain independent but has challenges with the everyday activities of living or for a family caregiver that needs some respite.

What is Home Care?

In-home care companies provide home care aides, companion care and homemaker services in the client’s home or place of residence.   

Home Care may be an option to help for a short time (for example after a hospital stay) or a longer amount of time (dementia, prolonged illness, etc.).

What’s the Difference Between Home Health Care and Home Care Assistance?

Home Health Care is skilled nursing care and usually covered by insurance or Medicare. Home Care and assistance helps with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, changing beds, laundry, up to assistance with bathing and transferring. Home-care services are often the gap between what Home Health and the family can provide.

Who Pays for Home Care?

“Private duty” means private pay; In other words, no government monies are used for the cost of care. The most common methods for covering the cost of private duty home care is through long term care insurance benefits, veteran’s aid and assistance programs, out of pocket, or other types of savings arrangements.  

You don’t need pre-authorization, pre-qualification, certification or even a prescription for Right at Home’s services. Give us a call and we’ll arrange a time to visit you, your family and/or any authorized representative to fully discuss your particular home care situation and how Right at Home might help. Together, we’ll go over the care your family needs and the care we provide. We’ll answer all of your questions regarding in-home care services and costs. Then, we’ll begin putting together your Custom Care Plan and matching your loved one with the right caregiver.

Right at Home Greater Galveston was opened by Kristen Carlson in 2007 after seeing a need for patient-focused care in the Galveston County area. She promised her aunt, Estelle Greenwalt that she would be able to live “right at home” as she aged. Right at Home‘s mission is to “improve the quality of life for those we serve”. Right at Home directly employs all caregivers, each of whom are thoroughly screened, trained, bonded and insured prior to entering a client’s home.  

For more information or to set up a no-obligation home visit, please call 409-740-7400 or visit www.rahgalveston.com