At-Home Senior Care: What Is It?

Posted on: 28 September 2022


Have you started to notice that you are slowing down as you age? Maybe you are not able to take care of yourself or your home as well as you once were. Your family may also be throwing around nursing home and assisted living ideas, but there is another option for you.

What Is At-Home Senior Care?

At-home senior care is an option for seniors whose health is physically declining, but not to the point that they would need to move into a nursing home or assisted living facility. At-home senior care allows caregivers, nurses, etc., to come into the home to provide necessary assistance. 

At-Home Senior Care Service Options

There are many service options available. This can vary depending on the home care agency you receive your services from. 

Some of those services options can include:

  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Physical therapy
  • Infusion therapy
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Transportation
  • Grocery shopping

Your health and safety in the home are a priority. If you cannot safely navigate your home and take care of yourself, at-home senior care is a good option. 

Benefits of At-Home Senior Care

One of the biggest benefits of at-home senior care is that you can stay in the comfort of your own home longer than originally possible. Any assistance you need can come right to you. 

Other benefits of at-home senior care include:

  • Independence
  • Peace of mind
  • Caregiver relief for family members
  • Fewer clinic trips
  • Mental and physical health can improve

At-home senior care is the best option if you are not ready to move out of your home.

At-Home Care Agencies

If you are looking to start at-home senior care, you can either contact your doctor or a home care agency in your area. The home care agency will find caregivers to assist you, so you do not have to worry about that. They will hire the caregivers to go into your home and bill you or your insurance company for their assistance. 

Does Insurance Cover At-Home Senior Care?

Most insurance plans will cover some of or all of the cost of the at-home care. Your insurance company will usually put a cap on the amount of assistance they will pay for. If you go over the maximum amount set by your insurance company, you will be responsible for the remaining costs. 

For more information, you can reach out to an at-home elderly care service provider.