As people age or become chronically ill, they don’t always want to go to a facility. The idea seems cold, with so many strangers passing through the halls. Being at home is comforting, and often achieves far better results than in more formalized settings like assisted living. That’s why families start looking for home health services in Philadelphia, PA.
Home Health Care comprises care that takes place in a patient’s home. The exact services differ based on individual needs and situations. Through AmeriBest Home Care, it may include RNs and therapists, as well as trained aides. The goal is to provide a person with daily living, including social services. Other examples of in-home care include:
- Meal preparation
Note that there is a difference between home health care and home health (it gets confusing). Home health is more medical. Licensed professionals come to the home to provide coverage for all kinds of ailments, including
- Chronic health conditions
- Memory care
- Nutrition consultation
- Occupational therapy
- Post-operative care
- Psychiatric Care
Factoid: Homebound means that a person’s condition keeps them from leaving their home safely without help and/or assistive devices like a cane.
Benefits of Home Health Care
Services delivered to a person’s home are far less expensive than those incurred at a hospital. In this setting, families are encouraged to remain active participants in their loved one’s health and well-being without burning out. They can ask questions of professionals and get valuable advice for maintaining the happiness and safety of their loved ones.
When someone is recuperating from injury and illness, most times they experience a faster recovery. Over time, having home health care improves a person’s independence by maintaining their current functionality, or even improving upon it. Home Health Care, like what we offer at ArmeriBest, focuses on self-sufficiency, symptom management, and personalized care. You are never just a “number.”
Each individual has a plan, coordinated by their physicians and other health professionals. This ensures continuity of care.
The Role of Medicare
Home health care services may qualify for Medicare coverage. In order to be eligible, you must be homebound, require intermittent care to maintain the existing condition, and perhaps improve it, and have a medical doctor who prescribes the services.
Depending on the type of Medicare you have, there may be some deductible (or pay down) for home health care. This is a great relief considering Philadelphia’s home care rates can be as much as $286 a month, sometimes more. Mind you, compared to assisted living facilities charging $780 a month (estimate), home care is the way to ease your budgetary concerns.
If you are uncertain, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (215-765-9040) offers eligibility reviews, as well as other helpful services. Veterans should reach out to their regional Philadelphia office.
AmeriBest – Home Health Services Agency in Philadelphia
While no one wishes for a loved one’s restrictions, it simply happens. When it does, reach out to the experts at AmeriBest Home Care. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. You can use our online contact form or
Call: 215-925-3313 or 1800-HOMECARE