What are the types of Home Care Available?

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What are the types of Home Care Available?

The majority of citizens prefer to be cared for at home rather than going to an assisted living center. It is cheaper, and you get to be in a familiar place, probably cared for by your family. For these reasons, All US states now allow some aspects of home care to be covered by Medicaid so that participants do not have to go to a nursing home before getting the benefits.

Personal Care

Personal care is when the caregiver helps the individuals handle various types of daily personal tasks due to one illness or the other. For example, the charges could include getting dressed, washing, visiting the toilet, shaving, etc.

Care workers use hoists and sliders to transport people with mobility issues. It is up to each person to decide what they want to include in their personal care, such as the support and product they prefer. All personal care is offered respectfully and discreetly, upholding personal dignity.

Companionship Care

Companionship care is perfect for older people who are isolated or at risk of becoming lonely. These individuals are still healthy enough to cater to themselves and don’t want to relocate to a care home or retirement facility. Instead, they want some company to remain happy and mentally fit.

Dementia Care

There are many individuals in the U.S living with dementia. This prevalent illness comes in diverse forms, such as Alzheimer’s, Pick’s, and frontotemporal dementia. Well-trained care workers help individuals with dementia maintain a routine and social life, assist with any personal or household duties, and support them in living independently.

Dementia care is a beneficial service for alcohol-induced dementia and early-stage dementia, as individuals suffering from these conditions may not feel that a care home is ideal for them.

Live-in care

Live-in care is a type of home care that involves a worker coming to live in an individual’s home. This home care option is ideal for people who need constant daily care and companionship and have enough space in their home to accommodate the care worker.

You can retain your lifestyle, social life, and pets, including your standard of living, with some extra help as your needs change. The disadvantage of live-in care is that you may have less privacy than before. However, provided your care worker is respectful, you shouldn’t have a problem with that.

Nursing care

Care workers are taught to perform several medical duties, like administering most medications and treating minor injuries.  Some medical tasks, however, need nursing care.

This is usually done by a registered nurse, who will show up at your home to carry out the tasks that require nursing training and experience. For example, the charges could be dressing wounds, treating and managing skin issues like pressure sores or tears, and administering injections and medications. Nurses can also provide care for surgical procedures, like tracheostomies, and stomas, including catheters, that require specialist training.

Types of Medicaid home care programs in Queens

  • Managed Long-Term Care (MTLC) plans

The MTLC is a Medicaid program established for eligible individuals having chronic diseases and disabilities who prefer to get their care at home. New York requires Medicaid-eligible individuals above 21 who need community-based long-term care to apply for Managed Long Term Care plans.

It also provides the external professionals necessary for professional care, such as skilled nurses, personal care assistants, etc.

  • Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP)

In some cases, the MLTC agency may provide a third-party financial body that will offer the services typically provided by a personal care assistant. The Medicaid participant will be the one to hire the personal care assistant. They are thus in the driver’s seat, having the authority to hire who will care for them.

  • Medicaid Personal Care Services

Here, the participant receives nutritional, environmental support, and personal health care functions. The services rendered must be essential to the person’s well-being at home based on their needs and cost-effectiveness. It includes things like housekeeping, bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.

Talk to an elder law attorney near you Queens.

Planning for long-term care can be daunting, but things become apparent when you have a legal expert guiding you.

If you have questions or need help with your home care in Queens, put a call through to our law firm today.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. The content of this blog may not reflect the most current legal developments. No attorney-client relationship is formed by reading this blog or contacting Morgan Legal Group PLLP.

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