Exploring Home Health Care Benefits

What You Should Know About Personal Home Care Services

Many people want to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Sadly, disabilities, illness, or age can all prevent a person from safely living alone at home. Thankfully, in-home personal home care services can help. Those who provide this care can help with daily living needs each day while the client remains in their own home. The following are some things you need to know if you are considering a personal home care service:

What Is Involved with a Personal Home Care Service?

Personal care services provide companion non-medical care at home. There are many benefits of personal care for clients remaining at home while receiving supportive care. The care is individualized and tailored to each individual person. The client also can be more relaxed and comfortable since they are in their personal space. Those who provide the care include certified nursing assistants, therapists, or specialized aides trained in providing personal home care.

Who Is Personal Home Care For?

Many types of people can benefit from personal home care. Senior citizens who need help with various tasks in their daily lives can greatly benefit from this service. Those who need assistance with transportation or are disabled also benefit from personal home care. For those who have recently had major surgery and need help at home or those who deal with chronic illness, personal home care can be very helpful.

What Services Are Provided?

A variety of services are provided with personal home care. Assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, using the restroom, and getting dressed are common. Personal care services can also help with delivering food or preparing meals. The service can provide basic home keeping tasks, running errands, and some forms of therapy or rehabilitation.

Do You Need a Doctor's Prescription?

You do not need a doctor's prescription to obtain personal home care in the same way you would for services like physical therapy or cardiac rehabilitation. You can schedule your own personal home care service yourself through an agency or a referral from those you know.

Is Personal Home Care Covered by Insurance?

In general, personal home care services are not covered by insurance. You may qualify for some government programs or veteran's benefits for payment assistance. Otherwise, you will have to pay for your personal home care out-of-pocket.

Personal home care services can be such a great benefit for those who need a little extra help. If you are thinking that personal home care service may be right for you or a loved one, ask for referrals when choosing a service and speak with professionals in the field for more information.

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Exploring Home Health Care Benefits

Hey there, I'm Jesse Sutherland. When I learned that my child would be born with severe disabilities, I worried about how I would perform all of the healthcare procedures on my own. My child needed mucus sucked out of both lungs around the clock at first. Furthermore, bathing and feeding often required two people to complete without messing up all of the tubes and monitors. Luckily, I was able to receive help from a home healthcare professional, which took a lot of pressure off my shoulders. I want to share all of the assistance I received from these professionals. I will also discuss the benefits of having help with difficult procedures. Thank you for visiting.