Medical In-Home Health Care

When choosing to remain in your home in your later years, you need to be aware of medical assistance that is available to you. Because medical practitioners understand that some seniors choose to remain in their homes, there are options that are available to these individuals. Among these medical options available is medical in-home health care.

When finding the right fit for your senior when looking for home health care, it is important to remember the distinction between home care and home health care. Home care is care that is provided to a senior in the setting of their home that is not medically focused. These daily duties can include, among other activities, basic grooming, grocery shopping, house maintenance, and transportation assistance. Home health care is care that is provided to a senior in their home, but it is medically focused, meaning the caretaker has the duty and ability to provide the senior with assistance with more personal issues such as bandage changes, medication, and prescriptions.

Some more in-depth medical assistance that can be and is provided to these seniors  is assistance with IV’s, including insertion and changing of, prescription distribution, including the supervision of intake of medication, and daily mobility exercise, which keeps intact the seniors ease and comfort of mobility. It is through these medically focused activities that each senior is provided with the independent living which comes with them remaining in their home, and the medical assistance that they may require in order to maintain that independence.

The Home Healthcare Nurse Association (HHNA) was established with the objective of providing at-home care for elderly individuals who choose not to be admitted to a nursing home. HHNA is comprised of members ranging from hospice nurses to volunteers. Because HHNA employs licensed professionals, they are able to provide elderly individuals with more of a variety of at-home care that they may not be able to find elsewhere.

Because in home health care patients are attended to by medical staff, they can expect to pay a larger amount than an individual receiving in home care. And because the assistance provided spans from non-medical to medical, and because it’s provided on an individual basis, the person handling the costs of living can expect to pay about $15-$25/hour, $110-$190/day, or $3,360-$5,760/month.

There are privately funded organizations that contribute to the assistance of the senior, along with government organizations that help in funding. Medicare and Medicaid both assist the finances as much as possible. While they are not able to cover all, and even at some points any, of the financial costs, it is important to look at multiple financial assistance options.

This attention on medical home health care allows seniors who require more medical attention than others to remain in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by familiarity and family, while still receiving the medical assistance they need. Because medical home health care is only provided by licensed individuals, seniors are assured they are receiving the same important and delicate care that they would in a setting such as a nursing home or a hospital. And through medical home health care, they can receive this in their own home.

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