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Non Medical Home Care

The main goal of Non Medical Home Care is to keep you or your loved one in your home. “There’s no place like home” is the driving force behind non-medical care, which provides custodial services that enable your loved one to safely stay in the comfort of their own home.

Non Medical Home Care is generally provided on a 2 to 24hr basis to provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Services include: Respite care (family relief), homemaker services, companionship, fall prevention, medication reminders, incontinence care, and bathing & grooming.

Non Medical Home Care is generally covered under medicaid & long-term care insurance plans, but not under medicare and is often used in conjunction with skilled nursing care (Home Health Care).

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Non-Medical Senior Care Glossary:

Activities of Daily Living

A person’s daily activities, which include bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, walking, socialization, taking medications, getting in and out of a bed, movement, and any other personal care activities.
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Companionship

Accompanying or visiting with a person, this can include conversation, reading, or watching television.
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Custodial Care

Providing assistance with activities of daily living.
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Fall Prevention

Care for a person who is a fall risk. The caregiver is at the person’s side at all times.
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Home Maker Services

A trained caregiver provides services that include; personal care, household cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, laundry, or transportation.
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Incontinence

A loss of voluntary control of one’s bladder and bowel functions.
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Long-term Care Insurance

An insurance policy that covers long-term care expenses at home or in a facility (other than an acute care unit of a hospital). Neither Medicare nor Medicare supplemental insurance cover these expenses.
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Medicaid

A federally and state funded health insurance program for eligible low income people; pays for all or part of the cost of certain medical services & long-term care.
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Medicare

A federally funded health insurance program for eligible people 65 and older and some disabled individuals. Part A covers hospital costs. Part B covers doctor bills and other medical costs.
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Medication Reminders

A non medical home care service were a caregiver reminds the person receiving care to take medication. The caregiver DOES NOT administer medication.
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Respite Care (family relief)

Care provided on a short or temporary basis to provide the family or primary caregiver a break.
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