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How Does an Older Person Get the Proper Care and Support?

How Does an Older Person Get the Proper Care and Support

Your aging parent may decide to age in place and receive home care instead of relocating to a facility. In addition, people who are considered homebound (they have illness or injury that causes them trouble leaving home without help) qualify for home health services, so make sure to get informed about your parents’ care possibilities.

Home health care involves the following services:

  • Physical therapy
  • Intermittent skilled nursing care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language pathology services

The leading financier of home health services in the United States is Medicare. However, other insurance companies such as Medicaid, Long-term care insurance, Veterans benefits, Older Americans Act, and various private health insurance also may cover home health care expenses.

So, investigate the older person’s insurance options and make use of available care resources.

If you are a caregiver to an aging adult, make sure to attend an online caregiving course to acquire caregiving skills and learn helpful stress coping strategies.

Caring for an aging adult often requires patience, compassion, and empathy. Caregiver stress can take a toll on your health and well-being, so knowing how to provide the best care and support to an older person can help you become a great caregiver and minimize stress.


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