Senior Home Care Miami Patient Advocate, Navigator or Health Advocate
What is Senior Home Care?
Ongoing home care services, also called elder care services are considered to be custodial or supportive care, and are usually provided by individuals such as home health aides, homemakers, and companions. Home health aides are trained to provide hands-on care and assistance to people in their homes who need help with ADLs (bathing, dressing, transferring, eating, toileting, or continence). They are also able to help with needed tasks such as cooking, shopping, and laundry.
Homemakers or companions provide services that include light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, and companionship. This type of care is often appropriate for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia who may be physically healthy but require supervision. Homemakers and companions are not trained to provide hands-on assistance with ADLs such as bathing and dressing.
About 8 in 10 (82%) of the home health care agencies surveyed provide Alzheimer’s training to their employees, and almost all (99%) agencies surveyed do not charge an additional fee for patients with Alzheimer’s. About 3 in 10 (31%) of the agencies surveyed have a 24-hour or live-in rate.
The laws governing these services and what exactly can be performed by home care agencies or home health care agencies vary from state to state. For the most part non-medical senior home care is a private pay service, meaning it is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid programs and must be paid for independently. Home healthcare services may often be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, or veteran’s benefits.
Senior Home Care Costs in Miami, Florida:
- Home health aide costs in Miami Florida range from a low of $12 per hour to a high of $18 per hour, with an average of $16 per hour.
- Homemaker costs in Miami, Florida range from a low of $12 per hour to a high of $18 per hour, with an average of $15 per hour
Why Miami Home Care?
At home in Miami or surrounding South Forida Area, and not a hospital, not an institution, but your home, those familiar surroundings filled with the people, memories, and things that are important to you, the place where you’re most comfortable. No wonder healthcare providers are discovering that patients often recover most effectively when they’re at home.
But recovering at your Miami home doesn’t mean you don’t need the professional care hospitals and other institutions can provide. We know that, and that’s where our partner Miami home health care agencies come in, offering the best of both worlds: your home and expert medical care tailored specifically to your needs.
MyDocHub provides seniors and families with one-on-one guidance and assistance during this difficult process.
Because we understand that selecting elder care for a loved one is a complex and personal choice, we have experienced Seniorcare Advisors helping seniors and their families make informed decisions about their senior home care options.
About Miami, Florida
Miami is the 44th largest city in the United States, with a population of 417,650, it is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the South Florida metropolitan area, the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. According to United Nations estimates, the Miami Urbanized Area was the fourth most populous urbanized area in the U.S. with a population of around 5.5 million.
Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities.
In 2008, Miami was ranked as "America's Cleanest City" according to Forbes Magazine for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. In 2009, UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States and the world's fifth-richest city, in terms of purchasing power.
Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and is home to many large companies both nationally and internationally.
For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" is the number one cruise passenger port in the world accommodating some of the largest cruise ships in the world, and operations and is the busiest in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.