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How to Choose a Home Care Agency?

Home care agency are legally licensed private companies that hire licensed caregivers and send them to your family member’s house to offer in-home support. They may offer medical assistance or non-medical assistance. Personal or independent caregivers are usually hired directly by the household. There are many different kinds of agencies. You can choose a home care agency based on their qualifications and experience, or you may choose one on the recommendations of a trusted friend or relative. Each family must make the decision as to who will provide the type of personal care that they need.

Best Home Care Agency?

Many home care agencies offer both in home and/or medical assistance. These two options should be considered carefully before making a final choice. It is important for you to be aware that some nursing services may not be covered by your insurance policy; therefore, you will have to cover the cost of your own nursing services. Some home care agencies offer both types of services, while others offer only in home care or medical assistance.

If you decide to use an in home care agency instead of a full time, licensed medical practitioner, you must make sure that they meet all the requirements set forth by Medicare. The agency you select must meet Medicare’s standards in order to be certified; they must also receive certification from Medicare. If you choose a home health care agency that does not meet these requirements, you could wind up having your services discontinued. If you decide to use an in home health care agency, you will want to verify with your local Medicare representative to determine if the service is medically necessary.