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 Getting Set Up with Your New Home Care Agency

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In this article, we’ll dive a little deeper and talk about what happens after you sign up for services and how to apply for financial aid.

What happens after you choose a home care agency?

After you’ve chosen a home care agency, it’s time to match with a home care aide and set your senior’s schedule.

Choosing the services.

When you sign up for home care services, you’ll talk with a home care representative about your specific concerns for your senior. The home care agent will then help you set up a schedule that allows your senior get the individual care he or she deserves.

Now, when it comes to choosing services, you’ve got to think about what your senior needs medically, emotionally, and on the day to day.

Some questions to ask yourself are:

  • What kind of medical attention does my senior need?
  • Does my senior need daily assistance? If so, what times am I available to help and what times do I need a professional to help?
  • How is my senior’s mental health? Does my senior need a companion? Could my senior benefit from a therapist?

The answers to these questions will help you begin to sort out a schedule for your senior.

Matching with an aide.

Additionally, your senior will have to be matched with a home care aide (or multiple aides depending on which services you ask for). A good home care agency will help match your senior with professional home care aides based on availability, personality, language, and services needed.

 

 

Paying for home care- how much do services cost?

Now, as you can guess, depending on how often the home care services are needed and the different types of services, homecare can rack up quite a bill.

On average, PayingforSeniorCare.com estimates that home care costs about $22.00 per hour in Pennsylvania. Which is not too bad a price hourly. However, over a long period of time, paying that much can really put a dent in your wallet.

Luckily there are quite a few home care benefits that you can apply to help ease the financial strain.

What are the different types of home care benefits you can apply for in PA?

Since home care can be quite expensive, many agencies offer financial benefits.

If you live in Pennsylvania, find out if you’re eligible for any of these home care benefits:

  • Act150 Waiver
  • OBRA Waiver
  • Community HealthChoices (in-network provider for Keystone First, PA Health & Wellness and UPMC)
  • Medicaid

Want to learn more about financial homecare services in PA?

Give us a call at 1-215-354-4444, or send us an email at info@auroraathome.com

At Aurora Home Care, we’re always happy to answer any and all questions regarding home care services and financial benefits.

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