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Choosing the Right  Home Care  Solution
Senior Boom <ul><li>1776 - Average life expectancy:  35 </li></ul><ul><li>1880 - Average life expectancy:  45 </li></ul><u...
Fastest Growing Segment – The “Old Old”
Who Provides The Care Now? <ul><li>75% are women </li></ul><ul><li>Average age 57 </li></ul><ul><li>39% have children at h...
<ul><li>Living Longer… </li></ul><ul><li>The  Home Health Care  Option </li></ul>Company, Date
Home Care & Support <ul><li>Home Health Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Insurance/L...
Medicare Covered Home Health Care <ul><li>Patient Must be:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homebound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hav...
Non-Medical Home Care <ul><li>Support for everyday living tasks  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medication reminders </li></ul></ul...
Long Term Care Insurance <ul><li>Diverse policies and re-imbursement procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Some require only Medica...
Practical Hints For Selection <ul><li>Licensing requirements  </li></ul><ul><li>What they can and cannot do </li></ul><ul>...
Practical Hints For Selection <ul><li>Handling after hours issues </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a national organization, or lo...
State Funded Home Care Programs <ul><li>Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) </li></ul><ul><li>AKA “Medicaid Waiver” P...
Introduce someone you   CARE about to someone you   TRUST. <ul><li>Right at Home  is a Trusted, Reliable and Responsive re...
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060404 Right At Home Choosing Home Care[1]

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060404 Right At Home Choosing Home Care[1]

  1. 1. Choosing the Right Home Care Solution
  2. 2. Senior Boom <ul><li>1776 - Average life expectancy: 35 </li></ul><ul><li>1880 - Average life expectancy: 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Today - 75+ (and growing!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fastest Growing Segment – The “Old Old”
  4. 4. Who Provides The Care Now? <ul><li>75% are women </li></ul><ul><li>Average age 57 </li></ul><ul><li>39% have children at home </li></ul><ul><li>63% are employed elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 have lost time from work caring for a family member! </li></ul><ul><li>The generation who has traditionally cared for seniors is now working outside the home. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Living Longer… </li></ul><ul><li>The Home Health Care Option </li></ul>Company, Date
  6. 6. Home Care & Support <ul><li>Home Health Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Insurance/Long Term Care Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-medical Home Care (homemaker/companion) </li></ul><ul><li>Support Services </li></ul>
  7. 7. Medicare Covered Home Health Care <ul><li>Patient Must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homebound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have skilled nursing need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a doctor’s order </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nurses (RN and LPN), PT’s, OT’s, HHA’s, Social Workers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Non-Medical Home Care <ul><li>Support for everyday living tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medication reminders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housework and laundry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some assistance with dressing and bathing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping and cooking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General safety supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companionship </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Long Term Care Insurance <ul><li>Diverse policies and re-imbursement procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Some require only Medicare Certified Agency but many do not </li></ul><ul><li>Consider daily re-imbursement limit </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting period </li></ul><ul><li>Might reimburse for homemaking services </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practical Hints For Selection <ul><li>Licensing requirements </li></ul><ul><li>What they can and cannot do </li></ul><ul><li>Employee vs. Non-employee agency </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring process </li></ul><ul><li>How are staff screened? </li></ul><ul><li>Background check? </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practical Hints For Selection <ul><li>Handling after hours issues </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a national organization, or local? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of care standards do they have? </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of staff? </li></ul><ul><li>What if the caregiver does not come? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be one or many aides? </li></ul>
  12. 12. State Funded Home Care Programs <ul><li>Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) </li></ul><ul><li>AKA “Medicaid Waiver” Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Medicaid dollars & state/local grant funds </li></ul><ul><li>Often administered for State by 3 rd party- Area Agency on Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Limited hours per day/week- e.g. 3 hrs/day </li></ul><ul><li>Varying Eligibility Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60 years or older & below poverty line </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Introduce someone you CARE about to someone you TRUST. <ul><li>Right at Home is a Trusted, Reliable and Responsive resource for home care. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the quality of life for those we serve. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Local Office Contact Info

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