Living With Assistance: Home Care and Home Support Services

Posted on: Jun 19, 2017

When a person needs Long-Term Care there are a number of options for where that care can be delivered. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family homes are options, though most people prefer to stay in the home when possible. Many people prefer in-home care because it allows them to remain in the place they feel most comfortable and where they can maintain the most independence.
When certain activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing or bathing become difficult, or when driving or buying groceries is no longer possible for a senior, then in-home care may be a good option. In-home care provides seniors with health care, non-medical care, and in some cases even just companionship.
Non-medical home support services may include meal preparation, light housekeeping, picking up groceries, and running other errands. Services may also provide transportation and companionship.
Home care and home support services can provide personalized care for seniors as an alternative to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. When a person receives care in their own home, they typically remain more active mentally and physically. Additionally, Medicaid Long-Term Care benefits will cover the cost of home care so long as a person is eligible financially to receive benefits.
Finding home care and home support services can be difficult. It is important to find the right care  and determine how to pay for that care. We encourage you to seek the assistance of an experienced Elder Law Attorney to help you navigate the complexities of Long-Term Care, whether it is in-home or at a care facility.
At Elder Law Group PLLC we know that making arrangements for the eventuality of aging, Long-Term Care, and mental or physical incapacity can be very stressful and emotional. We strive to remove some of the burden from you and your family by helping you create an Estate Plan that addresses your needs in detail. We invite you to learn more about our team here, and read what our clients have to say about us here.
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