Ordinarily, you hear names like: home health, personal assistance, in-home companion, in-home care, etc. What do all of these terms mean? Let’s get into the basics and answer some fundamental issues surrounding naming conventions.
First, you want to figure out your in-home care needs. Are they medically-related or non-medical services?
Then, select a provider who provide services that you need.
Home health agencies will help with medically related tasks. Are you Medicare eligible? Therefore, you will want one that is accredited by Medicare. Below are some reasons you could use a medical home health agency:
For the non-medical aspect of home health, it can be a little more confusing. In addition, these agencies go by several different names. However, they all mean the same thing! Usually, agencies have a small pool of staff that they send out to homes to assistance with typically lighter duty tasks. Later on, we’ll talk about how to pay for senior in-home care.
Whenever you see these terms, they all mean non-medical in-home care:
Now that you know the proper terms to look for, your search will become that much easier.