How Do I Pay for Home Care?
Paying for In-Home Care for Yourself or a Loved One
When deciding on home care for yourself or someone you love, it is important to consider and plan for the associated financial costs. Typically, the cost of using a home care company such as Homewatch CareGivers depends on how many hours of assistance are needed, if there is a need for any special services, or if a serious health condition exists.
The cost of services is different for each client based on those factors, but you can learn more about the average cost of home care in specific areas by clicking here.
If paying out of pocket is not an option or there are not enough private funds to cover the cost of in-home care, there may be other options available to consider so that you or someone you love can benefit from home care.
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Individuals injured in an auto accident may have home care services covered to assist in recovery or with limitations due to permanent injury.
If care arrangements change or fall through unexpectedly, back-up care can provide you with additional support for dependent family members. Back-up care benefits are sometimes offered through your employer and can be used for dependent family members of all ages, including children and adults.
State-funded programs to support individuals navigating challenges with self-care and safety due to behavioral health conditions
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Services that supplement the abilities of individuals with intellectual or developmental differences with self-care and safety through state-funded programs.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Most long-term care insurance policies can be used for home care services.
Medicare is the federal health insurance available to individuals age 65 or with certain conditions. Tradition, otherwise known as Original, Medicare does not cover home care services at this time. Home health aide services may be covered in conjunction with physician-ordered in-home nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy services.
As part of the supplemental benefits that can be offered to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, limited in-home support services may be covered. It is dependent on the offerings of the specific plan if this benefit is offered.
Private pay means an individual or their family will use existing savings and assets to cover the cost of care services.
The value of a home can be utilized for living expenses and support services such as home care.
VA Aid & Attendance
Provides monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors.
VA Community Care
Covers homemaker/home health aide services that helps with activities of daily living such as getting ready including bathing, using the bathrooms, preparing meals, light housekeeping, and medication reminders. As well, respite care can be covered for a short time when family caregivers need a break.
Various Life Insurance Policies
Some life insurance plans will permit converting payout dollars to cover home care services.
Benefits to cover assistance to employees injured in the course of employment with daily activities such as getting ready including bathing, using the bathrooms, preparing meals, light housekeeping, and medication reminders.
Various grants and special funding may be available via local programs and projects, such as from the Area Agency on Aging, Alzheimer Association, etc.
*It’s important to note that many of these options can vary by state, county, insurance plan, and eligibility. Not every office can process each type of payment source. Call your local Homewatch CareGivers for more information.
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