Caring for seniors and our elders requires long-term care planning. But many family members become caregivers overnight without being ready for it. A loved one falls down or an illness triggers a change in responsibility. After a certain period of time, family caregivers may realize they need help and begin searching for other solutions for senior care, which may include home care. Senior care options like adult day centers, retirement facilities, and nursing homes may not always be right and can be expensive. Home health care usually means a combination of non-medical and skilled medical or in-home nursing care services that enable seniors and others to live independently in their homes as long as possible. American Health Care Services can provide this valuable ongoing home care support.
You want to provide the best possible care for your loved one, but you also need to consider your financial position. In-home personal care, like assisted living, is not always covered by Medicare. For instance, your personal care may not be covered by Medicare if it’s 24-hours a day or not part of a doctor-prescribed plan of care, among other reasons.
American Health Care Services can help you assess your needs, both in terms of level of care and finances. There’s no required minimum of hours to enjoy our high-caliber services; we work with you to create a plan that fits your needs. As you make your decision, remember that in-home personal care can improve quality of life and reduce your healthcare costs in the long run, as it can help prevent the worsening of medical conditions and delay the need for assisted living.