If you or a loved one could use a hand at home with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene assistance, meal preparation, and transportation consider utilizing a professional caregiver.
It takes family or friends working together to choose the right in-home care for a loved one. Starting a conversation about home care can be difficult, but it’s good to begin sooner rather than later. You will have a better chance of helping them continue living at home if you address issues before there is a crisis. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about personal care assistance.
Frequently asked questions:
- Government/State programs like Medicaid/Medicare can help pay for services for individuals who meet financial and medical criteria. These programs pay for a limited range of services.
- Veteran’s services if you or your family member is a veteran, you may qualify for financial assistance paying for home care services. Contact the Veterans Administration at 1-877-421-8263.
- Private health insurance (not Medicare) and long-term care policies cover in-home services. Policies vary so contact your insurance company to see if personal care services are covered.
- Self Pay personal care services are available to be paid for by the consumer or family member. Contact Home Care for Maine for current self pay rates.