Home Care Providers

vs Home Medical Care Providers

February 14, 2022

Home Care Providers vs Home Medical Care Providers

Despite sounding similar, home care and at home medical care are two very different types of in-home care services. It’s very common to get home care and at home medical care mixed up however the two provide very different at home care services. This article is written to help differentiate between at home care and at home medical care and by the time you finish reading it, you will have a firm understanding about the two at home care services.

Let’s start with the obvious question. What is non-medical home care?

Non-medical home care is a service that involves caregivers providing assistance to seniors, elderly, or individuals that are usually afflicted with some form of disability. Individuals that need the assistance of a non-medical home care aide are usually incapable of living on their own without the assistance of the caregiver. Home care aides provide a number of at home care services including but not limited to the following:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Compassion, friendship and companionship
  • General housekeeping such as dishes, vacuuming, and room cleaning
  • Bathroom help including toilet help and bathing
  • Transportation to and from doctor appointments or social get togethers

It’s important to note that not all home care providers are the same so make sure you check and verify the services offered by a home care provider before hiring them. The home care experts at Compassionate Care at Home in Connecticut are always available to answer all of your home care related questions. Give us a call at 203-433-4325 and let us help you with your home care needs today.

Now that we have a basic understanding of non-medical home care, what is at home medical care?

At home medical care is a service where a trained and licensed medical professional such as a doctor, physician or physician’s assistant will come to a patient’s home and provide basic medical care. To simplify, at home medical care is a doctor’s appointment in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Home caregivers are NOT usually medically trained aside from the standard training for handling medical emergencies. It is possible that some home care aides are former physicians or physician assistants but that is not a normal occurrence. Compassionate Care at Home in North Haven Connecticut is NOT a home medical care provider. We provide home care aides and caregivers.

Now that we know the general difference between home care providers and at home medical care providers, let’s get into the details.

Does Medical Insurance or Medicaid Advantage cover home care or at home medical care?

Because home care does is not technically a form of medical care, private pay insurance, Medicaid and Medicaid advantage do NOT cover any of the cost associated with home care providers and the services provided by visiting or live-in caregivers. The opposite is true when it comes to at home medical care services. Because these services are medically related, there are a multitude of private insurance companies and even Medicare and Medicaid that will cover a portion or in some cases all of the costs associated with at home medical care. Since insurance plans can very from person to person, it’s always best to check with your insurance provider before choosing to take advantage of the services at home medical care providers offer their patients.

Which at home care service offers a live-in option?

If you are someone you love is in need of full-time assistance in order for him or her to remaining living in their home then at home care is the answer. Home care providers such as Compassionate Care at Home in North Haven Connecticut offer both visiting home care aides and live-in home care aides. At home medical care providers to not offer a live-in solution.

Not every person in need of home care requires a live-in caregiver. In situations where the senior or disabled individual is at risk or hurting themselves when they are alone for an extended period of time or incapable of handling basic homemaking chores then a live-in home care aide is the perfect solution. Compassionate Care at Home offers both visiting and live-in home care services so if you are in need or either, have questions, or require helping deciding which type of at home care is best for you then please give our home care professionals a call at 203 433-4325 and let them answer any and all of your home care related questions.

Now the most important question. How do I go about finding and hiring at home care aide that fits my individual situation?

Call Compassionate Care at Home in North Haven Connecticut for all of your home care needs. Whether you are in need of a vising caregiver or a live-in caregiver we have you covered. Compassionate Care at Home s Connecticut’s most trusted home care services provider and take a lot of pride in exceeding our client’s expectations. No other home care provider in Connecticut offers the wide variety of home care services that Compassionate Care at Home can offer. The reason we are the best is because of our caregivers. We do extensive background checks on all of our visiting and live-in home care givers to ensure your safety. In addition to background checks, we also have a screening process that allows us to find caregivers that are compatible for every situation. Need a home care aide that speaks Spanish? We have you covered. Need a home care aide that enjoys lengthy conversations? We have them. Do you prefer a home caregiver that stays to his or her self and remains invisible? Compassionate Care at Home has you covered there as well. Not every situation is the same which is why Compassionate Care at Home makes the extra effort and takes the additional steps in locating and hiring the very best home care aides in the state of Connecticut.

Give Compassionate Care at Home a call today at 203 433-4325 and let us help you with all of your home care needs.

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