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Why Choose Private Pay Home Health Care? PDF Print E-mail

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 70% of individuals over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care. To many people, long-term care means a nursing home or assisted living facility. Although these are great choices in certain situations, if your parent or elder does not require constant medical attention, then in-home care might be the ticket.

 

Three reasons to consider in-home care:

 

1. Customizable Care. Available in different forms, including medical and non-medical, in-home care is flexible and customizable. Although most visits last between two and four hours, longer visits can be arranged.

 

2. Maintain Independence. Indeed, relinguishing independence is difficult. That's why in-home care services are so valuable. Your loved one or parent can retain a sense of independence by remaining in familiar surroundings--their home.

 

3. Affordable care. While Medicare does provide home health benefits, the eligibility requirements are restrictive.  However, if your loved one doesn't qualify for Medicare coverage, in-home care is still affordable when compared to other forms of long-term care. According to the MetLife Mature Market Institute, home health aides costs$21 per hour in 2011, while homemaker services cost $19 per hour.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:35