As of 2019, Medicare Advantage plan insurers have been able to include a greater scope of benefits to help seniors who need care in their homes. This important benefit can help you or a senior loved one maintain independence while living alone and enjoy a greater quality of life.
Features of Care
Medicare Advantage non-skilled homecare can include several types of basic services that don’t require advanced medical training or expertise. For example, nonskilled home care can include help with activities such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and shopping. In contrast to other types of homecare covered by insurance, this type of care does not need to be prescribed by a primary care physician or specialist, but it must be recommended by a care provider and be “medically appropriate.”
Advantages of In-Home Care
Continuity in care with basic daily activities can help seniors adhere to a routine that is manageable, affordable, and fosters both physical and mental well-being. One of the primary objectives of home care is to improve regular health in order to diminish the utilization of emergency medical treatment and offset the need for more intensive care.
Non-skilled homecare can serve as an integral part of a support network. Ultimately, establishing a relationship with an excellent home care provider could make a significant difference in someone’s life.