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17 02, 2021

What Is Continuous Home Care and Is It Covered by Medicare?

2021-03-05T22:22:24+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|Tags: , , , |

As of January 2021, there were 62 million recorded Medicare beneficiaries across the country. With the rise of healthcare crises in 2020, this number had increased significantly from previous years. Medicare is a federal program that aids people who are 65 and older by covering medical treatment that they couldn't otherwise afford. In a time of healthcare crises, Medicare is even more pertinent. While Medicare does provide long-term coverage, it also offers immediate aid for individuals with terminally ill conditions and severe medical crises. This is a specific type of Medicare benefit called Continuous Home Care. What is Continuous Home Care? Continuous Home Care (CHC) is a care service for individuals in a medical crisis and terminally ill conditions. The patient's doctor or hospice physician must verify this condition for patients to qualify for Continuous Home Care. This type of care is one of the four benefits included in the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The other three levels include Routine Home Care (RHC), General Inpatient Care (GIC), and Inpatient Respite Care (IRC). Continuous Home Care can be provided to patients in their residence. Or it can be provided in an Assisted Living Facility like a nursing home, where patients receive inpatient services. Hospice providers evaluate your condition and determine whether inpatient services or in-home care are necessary. [...]

16 12, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Respite Care

2020-12-04T18:13:10+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|Tags: , |

What if you could better take care of yourself while still taking care of a loved one? Many who provide long-term care for a loved one have trouble practicing self-care. After all, it's difficult to take time for yourself without worrying about what will happen to the other person. Respite care may be the solution to your problem. It lets you reclaim your life while still providing expert care to those you care about the most. What does respite care mean and how can it change your life? Keep reading to discover the answer! What Does Respite Care Mean? We've prepared a comprehensive guide to everything you should know about respite care. First, though, it's important to define what this kind of care is. This is a temporary care service that you can provide for a loved one. It is designed to help primary caregivers take time off for things ranging from vacations to simple self-care. Respite care offers many different advantages to both the caregiver and their loved one. And on top of that, it has many versatile uses. Care At the Speed of Life One of the best things about respite care is flexibility. You never know when you will need to take some time for yourself, and this care can accommodate your schedule. You [...]

4 07, 2019

What Is Respite Care (And How It Can Change Your Life)

2020-12-04T18:13:11+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|Tags: , |

Did you know that one in every four American adults has a disability that affects their quality of life? This translates to more than 61 million individuals. To make matters worse, there’s a massive shortage of caregivers in the country. Looking after a person with special needs is an all-day job. This makes it difficult for the already overworked caregivers to cater to their personal needs. And that’s where respite care comes in. So, what is respite care? And, how can it help you and your loved ones? Read on to find out. What is Respite Care? Also known as short-term care, respite care gives caregivers and family members a break from their caregiving role while ensuring your patient is on track with the daily care routine. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or a few weeks. Depending on your loved one’s needs, respite services can be offered in a healthcare facility, at home, or even at an adult daycare center. Types of Respite Care Some of the common types of respite care include: Respite Home Care This respite care provides caregiving to your loved one at the comfort of your home. This relieves you the heavy responsibility of moving your loved one from one place to another, especially if they’re having mobility problems. Adult Daycare Centers These centers [...]

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