In-Home Care covers a wide range of services. Perhaps it would be beneficial to explain the services provided, and who provides them.
Most importantly, these services are for those individuals who will need them on a permanent basis and extends to those who may become bedridden and can do little or nothing for themselves. You will be able to determine when your loved one reaches a point where they are unable to safely and adequately care for themselves. This may be when they can no longer dress themselves, perform toileting for themselves, or handle their medications safely. At this point, you may wish to take on these responsibilities for your loved one in your home or theirs. Or, you may decide to have someone else provide part or all of the needed services.
In-Home Care services vary greatly and are ultimately defined by you. One of the most important things to remember is that it is custodial care, and Medicare will not pay for it. If the person needing care has Medicaid, certain types of custodial care may be covered. Therefore, if you want a loved one to receive In-Home Care, it will either be provided by you or some designated person/agency to provide the necessary care
These decisions may be very difficult for you, and assistance is available through your local Area Agency on Aging. They will be able to provide options for different services. Please find your Local office at: www.moaging.com.
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