Senior Home Care Winter Park Patient Advocate, Navigator or Health Advocate
What is Senior Home Care?
Ongoing home care services, considered to be custodial or supportive care, 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 Winter Park, Florida:
- Home health aide costs in Winter Park Florida range from a low of $15 per hour to a high of 28 per hour, with an average of $19 per hour.
- Homemaker costs in Winter Park, Florida range from a low of $15 per hour to a high of $25 per hour, with an average of $18 per hour
Why Winter Park Home Care?
At home in Winter Park or surrounding Central Florida 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park 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 Winter Park, Florida
Winter Park, a suburb of Orlando, Florida was founded as a resort destination by wealthy New England industrialists before the turn of the 20th century. It is recognized as the first centrally planned community in Florida; its main street includes not only public civic buildings and retail, but also art galleries, a private liberal arts college, museums, a park, a train station, a golf course country club, a historic cemetery, and a beach and boat launch. Winter Park is celebrated for a sense of place and history, uncommon to many parts of Central Florida. Many structures are more than 100 years old. The scenic Olde Winter Park area is punctuated by small, winding brick streets, and a canopy of old Southern Live Oak and Camphor trees, draped with Spanish Moss. The city draws thousands of visitors to annual festivals including the Bach Festival, the nationally ranked Sidewalk Art Festival, and the Winter Park Concours d'Elegance.