Paying for In-Home Care

Does Medicare or health insurance pay for in-home care?
Does long-term care insurance pay for in-home care?
How much does home care cost?
How do people pay for in-home care services?
Does the home care agency pay the caregiver’s state and federal taxes, or am I responsible?

 

Deciding on Types of Care Services

How do I know if my aging loved one is ready for home care services?
What is the difference between home healthcare services and private duty home care services?
What should I be looking for in a home care agency?
What is the difference between in-home care and senior housing options, like assisted living?
What is the difference between in-home care and adult day care services?

 

Differences in Home Care Services

What is the difference between a home health aide and a personal companion?
What is live-in care and how do I find a caregiver who will live in the home?
If my aging loved one needs care 24 hours a day, is there a difference in cost between a live-in caregiver and paying for hourly care?
Do some home care agencies specialize in Alzheimer’s Care at home?
What is “respite” care and does every home care agency provide that type of care?

 

Safety with In-Home Care Services

Do all home care agencies do background checks on their caregivers?
Is drug screening a requirement for all home care agency caregivers?
What does “bonded and insured” mean, and is that an important requirement for home care agencies?
What about licensing? Do all home care agencies need to be licensed?
What happens if a caregiver does not show up for their shift?