What is Home Health Care?
Home care is a service that enables someone to live at home rather than relocate to an institutionalized setting. Millions of Americans rely on home care to stay out of hospitals, nursing homes, rest homes and other institutions. Care is brought to your home to maintain, sustain, and restore health and well-being. An Aging Life Care Professional has the education, experience and compassion to assist clients who wish to remain in their own homes.
How will I or my loved one benefit from an Aging Life Care Professional?
Clients have personalized, one-on-one care.
Patients heal more quickly at home.
Home care provides individuals with maximum comfort and freedom.
Family and friends have a sense of control and enjoy peace of mind.
Family members can stay together.
Patients and family members experience significant savings when compared to a hospital setting or nursing home.
How will I know when it’s time to seek an Aging Life Care Professional for myself or my loved one?
Recovery from illness, or living with a chronic, progressive condition, varies from person to person. No two people are alike in their response to illness, as well as treatment, it is rarely simple. Often there are cycles of being and feeling better and being and feeling worse, moving between multiple care settings, and utilizing a mixture of support services. Extended Family and its Aging Life Care Managers offers a variety of services to meet any need at any stage of illness or recovery.
The path taken depends on various factors unique to each individual, including:
- An individual’s ability to care for himself or herself without assistance.
- An individual’s goals for recovery, and where and how those goals will be best achieved.
- The services and supports available in one’s area, including home health care.
- Available resources (e.g. financial, insurance, family and friends, and government assistance).
- Privacy needs.
- Spiritual and cultural preferences.
Does Extended Family accept insurance?
Some long term insurance company will cover home care expenses; however, it is up to you to check your individual policy. Medicare and Medicaid or other health insurance plans do not cover home care. Some fees may be covered by a long-term-care insurance policy it is best to read the policy directly.
Is home care just for seniors?
There’re are no age range for clients for home care services. Of course, senior citizens constitute a high percentage of our patients.
Do you provide services and facilities other than the patient’s home?
Yes, we can send to caregivers to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and Board and Care. We provide the same individualized and Professional Managed care services, just as we would in your own home.
Why should I hire an Aging Life Care Manager?
Aging Life Care Professionals reduce family burdens, facilitate communication and assist with finding cost effective services. Aging Life Care managers gives personalized, compassionate advice advocating for the individuals wants and needs, they assist with your care plan, medical oversight, family communication and education. An Aging Life Care Manager can help your loved ones navigate the Health Care System, go to physician appointments with you or your loved ones, advocating, asking the right questions, and communicating with families about the visit.
What if my family member resist care?
Some elders resist geriatric care for fear of losing control over their lives. Our services can make life easier safer and less stressful for the prospective client, rather than being viewed as a loss of their personal freedom. Most elders express a clear and resounding preference to remain in their own homes, that desire often conflicts with concerns about safety, increased isolation, and resistance to excepting services extended family we’ll guide you through the process of determining whether staying at home is feasible, and if not what steps you can take to ensure a successful transition to a safer living environment.
How do I know if I can afford services through Extended Family?
Our initial free telephone consultation with give you an idea of the possible options and associated costs. Extended Family will help you find high quality, cost-effective care options that you might otherwise not have known about.