What is Home Health Care?
Home health care is generally defined as skilled nursing or non-medical support services delivered at the home of the senior. The aim of home health care is to allow seniors to remain at home longer rather than enter an assisted living community, nursing home or other type of senior care. Home health care may be appropriate if a senior prefers to stay at home but needs assistance with activities of daily living.
Activities of daily living may also extend to assistance with meal preparation, transportation, paying bills, making appointments, and simply being there to provide companionship and emotional support. Home health care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be paid for directly by the client or through a variety of other sources such as Long Term Care Insurance, Workers Compensation, Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits.
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