What you should know about in-home care

What you should know about in-home care

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Sometimes care becomes too much for one caregiver on their own.

Before you start looking for in home care it’s important to know a few things before you find an agency to help.

You should be aware that Medicare and Medicaid and other insurers cover some in home care.

“We work with the clients to help them determine if they qualify for medicaid,” said Yesenia da le Cruz, from Champion Care, Inc. “After that we put them in contact with a case worker so they can apply for services.”

Clients may need skilled personal care which is provided by home health aides, also called personal care workers. Those services might include help with bathing and dressing, moving or exercising, grooming, hair, skin, nails, shaving or brushing teeth, cooking and eating meals, house cleaning, laundry, going shopping or just walking or transferring from place to place in the home. It can also include respite and supervision care.