Do you have questions about home care companies? We have answers! Read on to learn more about these types of companies and what we do at Phoenix Home Care & Hospice.
What does a home care company or agency do?
This type of company allows a person who requires health care or special care to stay at home rather than transfer to a medical facility or nursing home. Home care companies also help children and adults with special needs by supplementing family caregivers.
People who typically need these kinds of services include people recovering from a hospital stay or surgery, chronically ill, or with disabilities.
How do home care companies get paid?
These companies receive payments in one of three main ways.
Government health insurance. Medicaid or Medicare may cover the costs of skilled home care services that require a medical professional to attend to their everyday needs. Medicaid may also cover some personal care services.
Private health insurance. You can also utilize your private health insurance to cover costs of in-home care.
Private pay. The client or someone in the client’s family pays the company directly without insurance.
What types of services do home care companies provide?
Non-medical services include:
- House cleaning
- Dog walking
- Meal preparation
- Running errands
- Bathing and dressing
- Companionship and socialization
Medical services include:
- Nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Medical social services
- Taking vital signs
- Medication management and administration
- Wound dressing and changing
- Pain management
- Post-acute care
- Post-operative care
- Observation and monitoring
Is a home care company cheaper than a nursing home?
In many instances, yes. According to SeniorLiving.org, the average monthly costs of nursing home care ranges from $6,844 to $7,698, while in-home care costs around $3,813 at 44 hours per week.
How many home care companies are there in the United States?
There are 11,356 home health agencies in the United States as of 2019, according to MedPac, the U.S. government’s portal for medical statistics.
How do I receive the services of a home care agency?
You can reach out to an agency like Phoenix Home Care & Hospice to see if you or your loved one qualifies for services.
What qualifies a patient for services from a home care company?
In general, health insurance must qualify someone for home health care by showing the person is homebound, and the person must require skilled qualifying services on a part-time basis. A physician might prescribe this type of care as a medical necessity.
How can I locate a home care company near me?
You can search for an agency’s services through a simple internet search or by using a voice assistant. Reach out to your home care provider to consult with a team member.
How do I contact a home care company for services?
Contact Phoenix Home Care today, or call 855-881-7442. We’ll have an honest discussion about your needs or the needs of your loved one. We provide several at-home services in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.