Q&A: Common Home Care Questions Answered

Q&A: Common Home Care Questions Answered

August 13, 2012 - 10:00 am

The ins and outs of in-home care can be a mystery for those taking the plunge for the first time, and it’s natural that many people have questions about types of available care, payment, terminology, and so on. Here are a few of the top questions regarding home care in Orlando and the answers to go with them.

Q: Will Medicare pay for long-term in-home care?

A: No. Although Medicare may pay for some home health care costs when very specific criteria are met, it was never intended to cover long-term in-home care.

Q: Is hiring an independent caregiver privately less expensive than using a home care agency?

A: No. Although at first glance hiring an independent caregiver may look less expensive than hiring a caregiver through an agency, there are many hidden costs when hiring an independent caregiver, like taxes and workers’ compensation coverage, as well as the risks of no supervision or monitoring of the caregiver.

Q: Is home care an appropriate choice for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

A: Yes. Many home care agencies, like Partners in Healthcare, can provide specialized care for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Q: What does ADL stand for?

A: ADL means Activities of Daily Living, or activities such as bathing, getting dressed, getting in or out of a chair or bed, walking, etc. ADL’s are analyzed when assessing which level of care is most appropriate for a person.

For more information, call us today at 407-788-9393. And, follow us on Facebook at HomeCareOrlando!

We’ll be happy to answer all of your in-home care questions.

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