Questions About Home Care? We Have the Answers You Need!

questions about home care
Deciding to hire a home care agency is an important decision that often comes with many questions.

You’re feeling concerned that Mom might be in need of some professional help at home, and so obviously, you know just where to turn for that help, right? No? Take heart – you’re not alone. Millions of people in the U.S. are confronted by the same challenge, and most people don’t know very much about the services available and have questions about home care.

If you’re in the initial stages of exploring home care options, it’s helpful to have some insight into what exactly home care is and how it works. To assist you through this journey, the highly skilled team at Heaven at Home Senior Care, providers of Denton home care, has gathered together some frequently asked questions about home care, along with the corresponding answers to help you make better, more informed care decisions for your loved one.

Q: Will Medicare pay for long-term in-home care?

A: No. While it’s true that Medicare may pay for some home health care costs within very particular parameters, it is not currently meant to cover long-term in-home care.

Q: Is it less expensive to hire a caregiver independently than working with a professional home care provider?

A: No. Although initially it may seem that hiring an independent caregiver is more cost-effective than hiring a caregiver through a professional home care agency, there are numerous unexpected expenses when hiring a private caregiver. For example, with a privately hired caregiver, you are the employer, meaning it’s your responsibility to cover taxes, worker’s compensation, and more. When working with a home care agency, you never have to worry about or cover the cost for any of these things.

Q: Is home care an ideal choice for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease?

A: Yes. Heaven at Home Senior Care provides highly trained, experienced Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Denton. Our caregivers are provided with ongoing training on how to provide the highest quality support to seniors with dementia, giving families much-needed respite and a sense of relief.

Q: What do ADL and IADL mean?

A: ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living, or activities that occur every day, like showering, dressing, moving from the bed to a chair, walking, etc. IADL stands for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, and covers such activities as managing home expenses, shopping, using the phone, etc. ADLs and IADLs are evaluated when identifying which level of care is ideal for an older adult.

Heaven at Home Senior Care can help older individuals with both ADLs and IADLs, which results in safer, more comfortable, and more independent lives at home.

We know you likely have some further questions about home health agencies in Denton, TX, and we’re always available to provide the information you need. Call us any time at 940-380-0500 to learn more about our home care services in Denton and the encompassing areas.