Directory of Independence

Browse our directory of essential home care resources. Here, you can find support for financial, real estate and guardianship issues that many families encounter as a loved one ages

View Directory

Senior Care Guides

Read our senior care guides for specific advice on how to provide the best possible home care for your loved one. From exercise routines to resources on Alzheimer's care, you can find useful how-to's and research to enhance the life of your senior.

View Guides

Wellness Book Collection

Home Care Assistance publishes a wide array of wellness books to help you learn the best ways to care for an aging body and promote holistic health. Start browsing our wellness library here.

View Books

Featured Resource

Agency Comparison Checklist

At Home Care Assistance, we are committed to helping families make the best possible decision regarding care for their loved ones. Use our home care agency comparison checklist to uncover the best care provider for your senior's needs.

Download Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

In-home care provides seniors with one-to-one assistance in the comfort of their own home, which enables them to live independently. Home Care Assistance helps seniors maintain their quality of life, and the personal attention they receive vastly improves their safety, health, and happiness. Home care includes assistance with activities of daily living such as meal preparation, bathing, transportation, laundry, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and companionship.

Convincing older adults that they need help at home can be challenging. While they balk at the thought of losing independence, the opposite is actually true. By having a little help, they are much more likely to retain independence because they remain in control of decisions affecting their lifestyle. Once a crisis occurs (a fall, dehydration, a severe UTI), decisions about their care will be in the hands of others. With professional home care, families can enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in safe and caring hands.

We have a couple of ideas:

Ask your parents to try home care, at least temporarily. Once they meet their caregiver and see how nice it is to have an extra set of hands, “temporary” almost always becomes permanent. Come up with another name for “caregiver.” Some of our clients are more receptive to having a personal assistant or a housekeeper/chef. Ask your parents to do this for you …agree to a meeting with our owner. Once your parents meet our owner and understand that our company shares their goal of remaining at home, it’s a less threatening proposition.

The services offered by home care companies like ours are not covered by the government. The government typically only covers a limited number of visits by a nurse, physical therapist, or occupational therapist after a hospital stay or for homebound clients who have high medical needs. However, if you have a long-term care insurance policy, your policy benefits can help pay for your home care. We can help you better understand your policy benefits and provide assistance in submitting all ongoing claims. See the next question for more information. Q: Do you accept my Long-Term Care Insurance? A: Home Care Assistance accepts Long-Term Care Insurance and meets the qualifications that insurers have for reimbursement. We can either have the family pay us and the reimbursements be paid to the family or we can accept the Assignment of Benefits and bill directly for direct payment by the insurance company. We cater to meet your needs.
Bootstrap 101 Template
Call Now Button