COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HOME CARE:
Because of the personalized nature of home care, there is not always a single answer for every question. Below are some general responses to some of the most commonly asked questions about home care, but to get an answers that apply to your specific situation, please give us a call at (248) 289-1865.
Home care allows people living with a variety of diagnoses and situations to continue to stay safe and independent at home as they manage their condition. Whether care is needed for just a little while or for the long term, it is often the right choice for people who are:
A – Caring for aging family members
As a parent or loved one ages, family members will often step in to help at first. As their loved one’s needs become more significant, it can become very challenging for the family caregiver(s) to meet those needs while keeping up with the rest of life’s responsibilities. Professional home care services can supplement the care being provided by family. Learn more about Universal In Home Care services.
B – Recovering after an injury, illness, or hospital stay:
Transitioning home after being in a hospital or rehabilitation facility can be tough. In-home nursing care and therapy (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech language pathology) can give patients and their families peace of mind by helping to make the transition home smoother, safer—and possibly sooner. Learn more about Universal home health care services.
C – Managing a setback of a chronic medical condition
Nursing and therapy care for recovery at home from a flare-up of a chronic condition addresses the cause of exacerbation and promotes prevention by teaching self-management strategies. The goal of this proactive approach is to reduce the risk of an unnecessary hospitalization. Learn more about Universal home health care services.
To ensure you are receiving the right service, at the right time, under the right benefit, it’s important to be aware of all of the various sources available to help pay for your home care services (such as Medicare, your health insurance plan, long-term care insurance, or others.) our home care company have specialists who can help you understand if the services you need are to be covered by your insurance, and then contact those sources to determine your eligibility.
There is no set length of time for home care—it can vary greatly based on a person’s unique needs. Some home care services may last for a few weeks, while others may be lifelong. If a physician is prescribing your home care, he or she will oversee services until your recovery goals are met. However, if you are making the decision to start home care on your own, you can contact your physician to determine the kind of care you need, and how often.
No. Home care services can be provided wherever home is—a private residence, a senior living community, or while staying with a friend or family caregiver.
This varies from situation to situation. There are many different ways people pay for their home care costs. Home care services in most cases would be covered by a type of insurance you have, or by Medicare or private insurance insurances we accept. Some may be covered by workers’ compensation, auto insurance or by Veterans benefits.
Many people researching home care may have been prescribed home health services by their physician, and are trying to find a provider whose services are covered by their Medicare home health benefit. The Medicare benefit covers 100% of home care services when certain qualifying conditions are met. we are medicare certified and chap credentialed.
If you have Medicare coverage, you must choose a home health care provider that Medicare has approved. Universal home health care services are Medicare-certified.
More specific information about the Medicare home health benefit can be found on the medicare.gov website.