Home Health Care Agencies
Home health agencies provide in-home supportive services that range from skilled nursing care and therapy (occupational, physical, respiratory and speech) to assistance with activities of daily living and housekeeping. This support allows many older people to remain in their own homes instead of moving into a nursing home.
Important: When Medicare patients are discharged from a hospital and need home health care to recover, Medicare will not pay for it unless it is provided by a Medicare-certified agency. However, only about half of the agencies are certified. If you use an agency that is not certified, you will have to pay for your care out of your own pocket.
Many excellent home health care agencies are not certified by Medicare. It isn't because they aren't good enough. Instead, the homemaker and companion services they provide - services their clients need to remain in their own homes - are not covered by Medicare.
To help you find the right local eldercare services for your loved one, you could use the ElderCarelink service which has established a nationwide network of carefully screened eldercare providers and facilities. ElderCarelink provides this referral service free of charge.
Within minutes of completing their brief Needs Survey, you will receive a detailed email report listing care providers in your area who match your specific requirements. Last year, over 100,000 families utilized this service in their search for high-quality senior care. Click here to use the ElderCarelink service.
For your convenience, we have also included links to the websites of many home health agencies. Click on the link for the agency about which you want more information.
Active Alliance Home Care (Columbus, OH) – With more than 16 years of experience, our caregivers are able to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate services with personalized attention.
Free Comprehensive ElderCare Referral Service - ElderCarelink — This free online referral service helps you find everything from Adult Day Care, Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses.
Comfort Keepers – Provides non-medical in-home care to thousands of people, one person at a time.
Home Care (Australia) – Kinder Caring specialises in personalised, flexible home care so that families can keep their loved ones at home. Kinder Caring offers a range of services to help you with your in-home care needs.
Home Companion Services (Fort Jefferson Station, NY and Boynton Beach, FL) – Provides a wide variety of non-medical and daily living services that enable the elderly and physically challenged to remain active and live in the comfort of their own homes.
Home Health Care (Fort Lauderdale) – Visiting Angels provides the following services: Hourly up to 24 hour care per day, Personal Care, Light Housekeeping, Joyful Companionship, Day/Night Live-In/Live-Out Care and Respite for Family Caregivers.
Home Health Works (Florida) – Excellent home health care services for Florida's Tampa Bay area (Pasco and Pinellas counties).
Home Helpers – With offices located nationwide, their experienced caregivers help aging seniors safely manage and enjoy an active lifestyle while maintaining their independence; help clients recovering from illness or injury to resume their normal activities as quickly as possible; and give those facing lifelong challenges help with everyday tasks, making life easier and more enjoyable.
Home Instead Senior Care – World's largest and most trusted provider of comprehensive, non-medical companionship and home care services for the elderly. Their services are designed for practically any living arrangement where an elderly person can manage their personal care, but needs companionship, human interaction and help with other day-to-day activities.
Interim HealthCare – With over 40 years of elder care experience, Interim understands how important it is for seniors to stay independent and safe in their homes. Our services include skilled home nursing care, companions, homemakers and therapy services.
Liberty Home Healthcare Services (Connecticut & New York) – At Liberty Home Healthcare it is our mission is to protect the well-being of our community residents by delivering quality home care support and compassionate healthcare at all times.
Pampering Plus (Philadelphia, PA) – Specializing in providing care with compassion in the privacy of your own home.
Senior Approved Certification – Health care providers and other businesses that serve seniors — prove to potential clients and referral sources that you are a safe, reliable service focused on quality care. Apply for the Senior Approved Certification. Mention "Aging Parents and Elder Care" in your application for an immediate discount.
Senior Concierge Service (Denver, CO) – Providing the non-medical care and support you would provide for your loved one if your schedule or location permitted.
Senior Corps' Senior Companions Program – Helps adults who need assistance to live independently in their own homes. Senior Companions assist their clients by providing companionship and friendship to isolated frail seniors, assisting with simple chores, providing transportation, and adding richness to their lives.
Smile & Love, Inc (Cook County, IL) – A non-medical, in-home care company for seniors. To ensure the safety of our clients and integrity of our company all of our caregivers are trained and thoroughly screened. All of our caregivers are covered under Liability Insurance and Workers' Compensation. Payment: Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI), Private Payments.
Visiting Nurse Associations of America – Visiting Nurse agencies provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation therapy services that are covered by Medicare. They usually don't provide personal care and homemaker services.
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