Naturally, making the right decision for the care of a loved one is an important decision. In home care is often a viable solution, but this process begins with a careful evaluation of the patient's unique and specific needs.
Home care generally falls into two categories: Skilled care and custodial care. Skilled care is medical care provided by nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, and/or speech), and/or social services ordered by a physician. Skilled care is typically paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or private pay. Custodial care, on the other hand, is care provided by home health aides to assist with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and light cleaning. Custodial care is typically paid for through private pay or community waiver programs. FirstChoice can help you verify your benefits and coordinate coverage and billing options.
Home care might be an appropriate solution if your loved one is experiencing:
- a new or chronic illness
- hospitalization or surgery and requiring recovery and healing
- anxiety, fear or other feelings that come with illness
- a new health care diagnosis requiring a change in daily lifestyle
FirstChoice can help you decide if home care is right for you and your loved one. FirstChoice always makes family involvement and input a top priority. We want you to feel comfortable with the recommended services and feel confident that all of your loved one's needs are being met. Contact a local FirstChoice office in your area to see if FirstChoice is the right choice.