Senior Home Care Tampa Patient Advocate, Navigator or Health Advocate
What is Senior Home Care?
Ongoing home care services, also called elderly 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 Tampa, Florida:
- Home health aide costs in Tampa Florida range from a low of $15 per hour to a high of $25 per hour, with an average of $19 per hour.
- Homemaker costs in Tampa, Florida range from a low of $14 per hour to a high of $25 per hour, with an average of $18 per hour
Why Tampa Home Care?
At home in Tampa or surrounding Tampa Bay 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 Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa, Florida
Tampa in has a population of roughly 346,037, making it the 53rd largest city in the United States as of 2015.
Tampa is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2010, Tampa 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.
Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida MSA. The four-county area is composed of roughly 2.9 million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has just over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas. The Tampa Bay Partnership and U.S. Census data showed an average annual growth of 2.47 percent, or a gain of approximately 97,000 residents per year. Between 2000 and 2006, the Greater Tampa Bay Market experienced a combined growth rate of 14.8 percent, growing from 3.4 million to 3.9 million and hitting the 4 million people mark on April 1, 2007.
Tampa has a number of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball, and the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies in North American Soccer League (2015).