You’re feeling concerned that Mom may possibly need some support at home, and so obviously, you know just where to turn for the assistance needed, right? No? Take heart – you aren’t alone. Millions of people in the United States alone are faced with the same dilemma, and most people don’t know much about home care services until the need for care occurs.
If you’re in the initial stages of considering home care options, it’s beneficial to have some insight into what exactly home care is and how it works. To assist you through this journey, the highly skilled team at Effraim Home Care, providers of senior care Burks County and other nearby areas prefer, has compiled some commonly asked questions about home care, along with the appropriate answers to help you make better, more informed care decisions for your loved one.
Q: Will Medicare pay for long-term in-home care?
A: No. Even though it’s true that Medicare might pay for some home health care costs within very specific parameters, it is not currently intended to cover long-term in-home care.
Q: Is it less expensive to hire a caregiver independently than working together with a professional home care provider?
A: No. Although in the beginning it may seem that hiring a caregiver independently is more affordable than hiring a caregiver through a professional home care agency, there are numerous unexpected costs when hiring a private caregiver. For example, with a privately hired caregiver, you are the caregiver’s employer, meaning it is your duty to cover taxes, worker’s compensation, and more. When working with a home care agency, you never have to worry about or pay for any of these things.
Q: Is home care an ideal choice for a senior with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
A: Yes. Effraim Home Care provides highly skilled, compassionate Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Burks County and other surrounding areas. Our caregivers are provided with ongoing training on how to provide the highest quality support to seniors, offering families much-needed respite and peace of mind.
Q: What do ADL and IADL mean?
A: ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living, or activities that occur every day, including taking a bath, getting dressed, moving from the bed to a chair, walking, etc. IADL is the term for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, and covers such activities as managing home expenses, shopping, using the telephone, etc. ADLs and IADLs are assessed when determining which level of care is ideal for an older adult.
Effraim Home Care can help seniors with both ADLs and IADLs, resulting in safer, more comfortable, and more independent lives at home.
We know you likely have some additional questions about our Horsham home care services, and we’re always available to provide the information you need. You can reach us any time at (215) 826-7422 to learn more about our senior care in Burks County and the surrounding areas. To learn more about all of the different areas we serve in Pennsylvania, please visit our Locations Served page.