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If you’re a concerned family member and you have power of attorney putting you in charge of a loved one’s health care needs, you will likely need to begin the process of selecting an appropriate health care company. In-home health care will usually be required for the following situations:
If any of these cases applies to one of your loved ones chances are you will need to start the process of selecting the right health care company.
If this is your first time moving through the process of finding and selecting an in-home health care agency, then we have a few tips to pass along to you. A smart thing to do during the screening process is to look at multiple agencies at the same time. Doing this has multiple benefits but it will save time and help you immerse yourself in the process.
In addition, screening multiple agencies at the same time will give you a good idea of what everyone has to offer. And hopefully finding out all of this information will help you take your time with the process. After all this is a decision you are going to be living with for quite some time. This is why it is important to lay a solid foundation here so that you can successfully build upon it later.
This is why it is important that you don’t settle for the first agency that you interview. Whichever agency you intend to go with you should be 100% satisfied with. You deserve an agency which fits the needs of your family and the patient in question.
Naturally, it isn’t easy finding that perfect match but you can do it with a bit of time and a sound strategy. A big part of the screening process is asking the right questions. We prepared several questions below to help you get started but the best questions will be ones that deal with the specifics of your situation. And don’t be shy about asking questions, if there’s something you need information about it is better to find out sooner rather than later.
It is important to know that medicare pays for in-home health care for a short period of time. And then, usually, private insurance will fill in any gaps that medicare doesn’t cover.
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
27 Governor Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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