Helping Seniors Stay At Home
By Diane DiGiorgi, GateHouse News Service
Most seniors would prefer to live at home rather than in a nursing facility. A goal of many Medicare and Medicaid programs is to help seniors remain in their own homes.
We are frequently asked about Medicare’s home health benefit. It is widely thought that Medicare’s home health benefit is short-term and limited to elders who are recuperating from illness or injury; but this is not the case. In fact, Medicare’s home health benefit is available to all seniors who meet program eligibility criteria and has no durational limit, which means the benefit does not end after a certain amount of time. Under Medicare, seniors do not have to pay an additional deductible or any other fee for the Medicare home health benefit in order to receive skilled nursing and home health aide care, in their own home, as authorized by a physician.
The caregivers at Andelcare are available to talk with you and your family about all of your in home care needs including ways to reduce caregiver stress. Andelcare is a home care agency providing quality, affordable caregivers in Seattle WA and the surrounding communities. Call us at 888-788-3051 for more information.