Home care is defined as care that allows a person with special needs to receive treatment at home. It could be for people reaching the age of 50s (aging in place). It might also be for chronically ill people undergoing surgery or are disabled.
Home care services include the following:
- Personal care, such as assistance with bathing, washing your hair, or dressing
- Household chores such as yard work, laundry, and cleaning
- Money management, such as assistance with filling out forms and ensuring that your bills are paid on time
- Cooking at your house or delivering meals to you
- Health care, such as getting a home health aide by a specialist or receiving care from your provider through telehealth
You can get any type of assistance you want from the comfort of your home. You are required to pay for many of these services. However, some types of care and community services are donated and are free of cost. Sometimes government insurance programs or your health plan will help cover the costs of these home care services. Visit Insurance Shopping to get more information about home care services.