Halloween is in the air, and the time pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating will soon be upon us! This time of year is filled with candy, haunted houses, costumes, parties and thrills. It's an exciting time of the year for kids and adults and has inspired today's blog post on the "fear" of Home Care.
When discussing the prospect of home care with an individual who needs assistance in their daily living, many times “fears” begin to arise. In today’s blog we take a look at the top 3 “fears” we see in clients and how Beyond Home Care not only addresses these fears but eliminates them.
I don’t send anyone out to a home, that I would not send to my own Gammy, pure and simple.
When you hire an agency instead of an individual, we eliminate the “fear” of liability and extra incurred costs associated with employing someone in your home. Our Caregivers are W2 employees meaning we pay employment and social security taxes that our clients would otherwise be responsible. We also carry insurance including liability, non-owned auto and workman’s compensation, which protects our clients in the event of an accident in their home. Many people are unaware that an accident in your home can result in a claim against your homeowner’s insurance if you do not go through an agency that carries workman’s compensation insurance. Hiring an “private” caregiver, instead of employing an agency like Beyond Home Care, exposes a client to many scary situations that are completely avoidable when dealing with a reliable agency.
Veterans and survivors who are eligible for VA pension and require assistance from another person for activities of daily living, may be eligible for additional monetary payment through the Veterans Aide and Attendance Benefit. More information on eligibility and application can be found here at https://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp or those local to Tallapoosa County can contact our Veteran’s Affairs officer Nicole Goodman located at the CJ Coley Courthouse Annex.
Long Term Care Insurance policies long-term care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. This would include services performed by a home aide or Caregiver. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover caregiving services performed in the home which comes to as a surprise to most.
Using a respected agency is the first step to eliminating many of the ‘fears” to home care. The unknown can be stressful, but we are here to help make the transition into home care smooth and painless for our clients and their families! The initial consultation at Beyond Home Care is always free and holds no obligation, and bottom line, we are here to help! Don’t let the “fear” of home care hold you back from living independently in your home.