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The Cost of In-Home Senior Care Services

The Cost of In-Home Senior Care Services

October 25, 2018

How your In-Home Care Services Are Paid For?

In general, in-home care can be paid for in a variety of ways. At HomeCare Powered by AUAF, our home care aides are provided to you at no cost. This is because the senior services received are covered by Medicaid or your insurance provider. Please ask your insurance provider more about details regarding home care services.

How Will the Homecare Aide be Compensated for the In-Home Care Services Provided?

The in-home care services are compensated by Homecare Powered AUAF after case management has assessed the need for long-term care.

Is There Financial Help for Caring for My Elderly Parents?

If you are currently caring for your parent and want to find out more about the steps and official training to become a homecare aide for your parent, call us at 773.274.9262. Financial aid/compensation for caregivers and government assistance for caring for your elderly parent comes from the points stated above. Hence, if senior services are approved, the home care aide cost is covered. Consequently, this is after the necessary training, protocol, and hiring are in place to become the homecare aide for your parent.

How am I Assessed for Long Term In-Home Care?

Initially case management from organizations outside of Homecare Powered by AUAF will be sent to your home. They evaluate the need/assessment for home care services. This is referred to as the determination of need or the DON score. Hence, the score will identify the amount of hours required to provide home care services for your loved one. Thus, case management from these outside organizations will also verify the insurance qualifications of the client. So, once home care services are approved, you will then have a Plan of Care created to meet your needs.

What is the DON Score?

The Determination of Need (DON) assesses an individual’s functional ability to perform basic and instrumental activities of daily living and identifies unmet needs. It also serves as the mechanism to develop a plan of care.

The Documentation for DON summarizes an individual’s impairments, formal supports, service arrangements, and provides instructions to the provider.

How You Stay Eligible for Senior Services?

There are visitations conducted by case management that reevaluate a client’s need for elder home care. Consequently, this is done by the organizations that initially deemed your loved one in need of elder care assistance.

Give us a call at 773.274.9262 and we would be happy to answer any questions you have.

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