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FAQ Videos- Home Care Houston

Video 11: What is the difference between a Home Health Aide and a Personal Companion?

Home Health Aides usually have more training (some are called CNAs or Certified Nurses Aides) and can provide some medical services as well as non-medical services (like bathing, light wound care, or blood pressure monitoring). Personal companions provide non-medical care like light housekeeping, light laundry, errand running, transportation, and light meal preparation. 832-271-1600, ,…

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Video 2: Does Long-Term Care Insurance pay for in-home care?

In some cases long-term care insurance will pay for non-medical home care. Look at the policy for the person needing care. Call the customer service telephone number or call the agent that sold the plan. There is usually (but not always) an elimination period that must be met before long-term care insurance picks up the…

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Video 7: What is the difference between home healthcare services and private duty home care services?

Home Healthcare services are typically medically necessary.  They are paid for by Medicare or other health insurance, and have been ordered by a physician. Private duty home care services are typically companion type services like errand running, light housekeeping, light meal preparation, medication reminders, light laundry, grocery shopping, transportation to MD appointments, going for walks,…

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Video 3: How much does home care cost?

According to the MetLife Cost of Care study for 2011, the national average private-pay hourly rates for home health aides and homemaker/ companion services remain unchanged from 2010 at $21 and $19 respectively. The lowest average hourly rates for home care came from the “Shreveport Area” of Louisiana at $14 for a home health aide…

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Video 16: Do all home care agencies do background checks on their caregivers?

All agencies should do a criminal background check on their employees. Some also do additional background checks for history of elder abuse or child abuse. Some agencies do background checks at various times during the caregiver’s employment. Ask your home care agency what types of background checks they do and how often. 832-271-1600, ,…

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