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Paying For The Costs Of Senior Care | Eldercare

Home Care Companion Helper

A Home Health Agency (HHA) is usually the provider of in-home non-medical companion helper care at the place of residence. These homecare workers are trained caregivers who provide companionship, custodial care, and are also for keeping a safe physical environment for the person receiving care in their own home. (click here for payment details)

 

Home Care Nursing or Medical Health Care

A state-registered, federally regulated Home Health Agency (HHA) is usually the provider of this in-home medical and/or nursing health care. Care is provided by a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and/or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); sometimes complementing the work with other health professionals.(click here for payment details)

 

Adult Day Care | Adult Day Health Care

Adult Day Care provides day care services out of the home, focused mostly on social & custodial care. Adult Day Health Care provides a more skilled level of care like physical rehabilitation therapy, some nursing & nutrition. Both have programs individually designed for the needs of the adult, as some may be physically, mentally or functionally impaired. Many also offer specialized programs for Alzheimer's care.(click here for payment details)

 

Retirement Homes | Independent Living or Senior Community

Sometimes referred to as a Retirement Home or Congregate Living, these facilities provide independent living apartments for seniors in good health who want independence and companionship. (click here for payment details)

 

Assisted Living Facility (ALF) | Residential Board And Care

Also known as a Congregate Living Health Facility (CLHF), each provides a combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care. These residential facilities provide care for individuals who cannot live independently, but who do not yet require 24 hour Skilled Nursing care. NOTE: Residential Board & Care / Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) provide Assisted Living care in a residential setting, usually in a home with a capacity of no more than 6 beds.(click here for payment details)

 

Nursing Homes | Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

Skilled Nursing Facilities are also known as Nursing Homes and also Convalescent Homes. These live-in facilities provide physician prescribed medical treatment to those who are unable to care for themselves. These nursing care homes focus on patients who have health problems requiring convalescent and/or restorative services. Some patients require short-term physical rehabilitation while recovering from surgery; others in the skilled nursing facility may require long-term nursing and medical supervision. (click here for payment details)

 

Alzheimer's | Dementia Care

Some Alzheimer's or Dementia care can be provided by Homecare - Medical Nursing Agencies. Often, care for the senior with Alzheimer's or Dementia is available in a dedicated Alzheimer's/Dementia facility, or within a separate area of Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Facilities. (click here for payment details)

 

Hospice | Palliative Care

Hospice is a type of palliative care given during the final stages of a terminal illness. Known more commonly as just Hospice, care provides comfort and promote a patient's comfort by focusing on both the physical and emotional causes of any pain and suffering. Also known as end-of-life care, Hospice is designed to keep pain and suffering to a minimum, not to cure the illness, as the patient's doctor has determined the patient is terminal and can no longer benefit from regular medical treatment. Hospice care can be provided in the patient's residence, in a singular Hospice Facility, or, within either an Assisted Living or a Skilled Nursing Facility. All Hospice Agencies are Medicare certified (click here for payment details)

GeriCareFinder Quick-Overview Pay Chart
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Home Care Helper

Home Care Nursing

Adult Day Care Center

Retire- ment Homes

CCRC - Cont. Care

Assisted Living

Skilled Nursing Home

Hospice & Palliative Care

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Private Pay

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Long-term Care Insurance

May

May

May

May

May

May

Yes

May

Veteran's Benefits

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Managed Care (HMO)

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Medicare

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Medigap

No

No

No

No

No

No

May

No

Medicaid

No

No

No

No

No

Rehab only

Yes-Long term

Yes