Allison’s mom needed help, everyone could see that. When the family talked to her about getting one of the professional home care agencies to come in she refused. She insisted on hiring a young man whom she had befriended at her church. At first it seemed to be an ideal match. But the lack of a proper background checks soon came back to haunt them. Late one night the police knocked on the door to inform the family that the young caregiver had been in a serious accident with multiple injuries and arrested for felony drunk driving.
Recently while I was working with one of our new clients, I noticed that the family was getting quite confused. Max was just coming home from a major surgery and had Home Health ordered by his
surgeon. It was explained that they would handle all the wound care, medication management, and also check his vitals a few times a week. The case manager also mentioned that Physical Therapy would be coming by twice a week as well.
HOME CARE SERVICES REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS
When it Comes to Readmission Reduction – Are You Working with the Right Home Care Provider?
Section 3025 of the Affordable Care Act added section 1886(q) to the Social Security Act created the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program This law requires CMS to reduce payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions.
In Home Care Sacramento-Will my insurance pay for Home Care?
Senior caregiver services are not covered by standard healthcare and Medicare. In some cases, long term care insurance and Veterans benefits will cover services. In those case we will be glad to help you bill the appropriate agencies. Some people find that a reverse mortgage is a reasonable way to pay for extended long term care. However, most of our clients rely on family members to privately fund the cost of a professional caregiver.
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