However, the first step can sometimes be the simplest: home health care services offer a convenient way to ease into continuing care. Home care allows for all the benefits of living assistance, without a need to separate from your home. If this sounds appealing, here are a couple of things to consider before moving forward…
Your Health Insurance Plan
Whether you’re getting your annual check-up or prepping for surgery, health insurance can be a complex subject to sort through. Policies vary widely and coverage can seem like a mystery – but, it is still important to understand how your current plan will support the costs associated with hiring a home healthcare service. While it’s always possible to dig up paperwork and try to make sense of it on your own, the best course of action is to call your provider and speak with a representative. They will know your options and will be able to talk you through them.
While that phone call is an easy one to put off, keep in mind that your variety of choices shrinks the longer you wait. Senior care is something that is, ideally, planned for well before it’s needed. The earlier you start, the more plans you can leverage to ensure the financial coverage is there when you need it.
If you have a more immediate need, or if dealing with insurance directly seems daunting, you can always call an agency like Special Touch. We
provide home care services to thousands of people, work with a wide variety of insurance plans, and can help steer you in the right direction.
Considering the Specific Needs of Your Loved One
In-home health aides cover a lot of ground. All who work for a reputable agency are well-trained and capable of basic care functions, such as light
housekeeping and medicine monitoring. Other aides have gone through more intensive training, and can support additional medical tasks such as wound dressing, vitals monitoring, and care specific to conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. You’ll want to make sure you work with
an agency staffed to cover whatever you may need, and that starts with determining exactly what you need. Does your loved one simply require someone to stop by for a few hours each day to help with chores and local travel? Or would they benefit from live-in care and full-time monitoring? Are there chronic conditions that need to be managed?
At Special Touch Homecare, we are proud to offer the full range of home healthcare services. Each and every member of our care team undergoes
comprehensive training, so you can rest assured your loved one is receiving top-level service. If you’re ready to arrange care now, or even if you just have some questions, we invite you to contact us today.