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American Fork UT -- Utah home health agency -- Aspiring Heights Home Health, Utah County      Click to request assistance
American Fork UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Dignity Home Health, Utah County      Click to request assistance
American Fork UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Hearts For Home Health, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Annabella UT -- Utah home health care services -- Always Homecare Inc, Sevier County      Click to request assistance
Beaver UT -- Utah personal home care -- Beaver Valley Home Health, Beaver County      Click to request assistance
Bountiful UT -- Utah home health agency -- Family First Home Health, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Bountiful UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- South Davis Community Hospital Home Health Agency, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Brigham UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Alis Angels Inc, Box Elder County      Click to request assistance
Cedar City UT -- Utah home health care services -- Gentiva Health Services, Iron County      Click to request assistance
Clearfield UT -- Utah personal home care -- Pheonix Services Corporation, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Farmington UT -- Utah home health agency -- Personal Care By Design, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Farmington UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Tender Personal Care, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Gunnison UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Gunnison Valley Hospital Home Health, Sanpete County      Click to request assistance
Holladay UT -- Utah home health care services -- Good Shepherd Home Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Holladay UT -- Utah personal home care -- Pinnacle Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Huntsville UT -- Utah home health agency -- Specialty Nursing Services, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Kaysville UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Around The Clock Home Health, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Dignity Home Health & Hospice - Kimberly Ware, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Adult Home Care By Horizon, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah home health care services -- Alta Meadows Health Care Inc, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah personal home care -- Gentiva Health Services, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah home health agency -- Legacy Healthcare, Inc, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Mountain Valley Home Assist, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Rocky Mountain Home Care, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Layton UT -- Utah home health care services -- Summit Home Health - Layton, Davis County      Click to request assistance
Lehi UT -- Utah personal home care -- All In One Senior Care, Inc, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Lehi UT -- Utah home health agency -- Freedom Home Health Care, Llc, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Logan UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Access Home Care, Cache County      Click to request assistance
Logan UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Alliance Home Health Of Northern Utah, Llc, Cache County      Click to request assistance
Logan UT -- Utah home health care services -- Ihc Home Care At Logan, Cache County      Click to request assistance
Logan UT -- Utah personal home care -- Primrose Home Care, Cache County      Click to request assistance
Logan UT -- Utah home health agency -- Sunshine Terrace Adult Day Center Home Health, Cache County      Click to request assistance
Midvale UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Community Nursing Service Hha, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Midvale UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Cozy Home Health Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Midvale UT -- Utah home health care services -- Danville Support Services, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Midvale UT -- Utah personal home care -- Summit Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Mount Pleasant UT -- Utah home health agency -- Ihc Home Care Services Sanpete, Sanpete County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Aspen Ridge Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Caregiver Support Network Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah home health care services -- Caresource Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah personal home care -- First Choice Home Health & Hospice-Salt Lake, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah home health agency -- Harmony Home Health Services, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Harmony Private Services, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Haven Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah home health care services -- Life Care At Home Of Utah, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah personal home care -- Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah home health agency -- Spectrum Home Services North Utah, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Superior Home Care Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- The Personal Care Agency, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Murray UT -- Utah home health care services -- Walden Meadows Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Nephi UT -- Utah personal home care -- Central Valley Home Health, Juab County      Click to request assistance
Ogden UT -- Utah home health agency -- Applegate Homecare & Hospice Llc, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Ogden UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Comfort Keepers Of Utah, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Ogden UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Heart And Hands Homecare Services, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Ogden UT -- Utah home health care services -- Ihc Home Care Of Ogden, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Ogden UT -- Utah personal home care -- Rest Easy Personal Care Services, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah home health agency -- A - Plus Home Care, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Alpha Home Care Agency, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Aspen Senior Care, Lc, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah home health care services -- Envision Home Health, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah personal home care -- First Choice Home Health And Hospice, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah home health agency -- Gentiva Health Services, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Health Watch Provo, Inc, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Orem UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Horizon Home Health, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Pleasant Grove UT -- Utah home health care services -- Home Helpers, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Pleasant Grove UT -- Utah personal home care -- Special Care, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Provo UT -- Utah home health agency -- Sunrise Home Health Care, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Provo UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Utah Home Health, Utah County      Click to request assistance
Roosevelt UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Uintah Basin Hha, Duchesne County      Click to request assistance
Roy UT -- Utah home health care services -- Be At Home, Inc, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Roy UT -- Utah personal home care -- Your Parents Au Pair, Weber County      Click to request assistance
Salina UT -- Utah home health agency -- At Home Health Care, Sevier County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- AT HOME PERSONAL CARE - Randy Swartwood, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Accredo Health Group Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Age Connections, Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health care services -- Americare Alliance Of Salt Lake City, Llc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Caregiver At Home, Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Cns Home Health Plus, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health care services -- Coram Healthcare Corporation Of Utah, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah personal home care -- Critical Care Systems, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health agency -- Easter Seals Utah, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Eclipse Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Flexcare Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health care services -- Gentiva Health Services, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah personal home care -- Heritage Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health agency -- Highland Cove Plus, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Home Caregivers, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Home Instead Senior Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah personal home care -- Homewatch Caregivers Of Utah, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health agency -- Ihc Home Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Independent Plus, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health care services -- Love Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah personal home care -- Millcreek Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health agency -- R And L At Home Personal Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Senior Helpers, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Willow Creek Health Care Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Salt Lake City UT -- Utah home health care services -- Home Option Personal Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Sandy UT -- Utah personal home care -- Canyon Creek Home Health, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Sandy UT -- Utah home health agency -- Healthsouth Home Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Sandy UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Rescare Home Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Sandy UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Serenity Personal Care Services, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Sandy UT -- Utah home health care services -- Visiting Angels, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
Springville UT -- Utah personal home care -- Cottage Home Care, Inc, Utah County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah home health agency -- A Gentle Touch Home Care, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Care To Stay Home, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Dixie Home Rehab, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah personal home care -- Heart To Heart Home Care, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah home health agency -- Home Instead Senior Care-St George, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Ihc Home Care At Dixie, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Senior Solutions, Llc, Washington County      Click to request assistance
St George UT -- Utah home health care services -- Southern Utah Home Care, Washington County      Click to request assistance
Vernal UT -- Utah personal home care -- Good Shepherd Home Care - Vernal, Uintah County      Click to request assistance
West Jordan UT -- Utah home health agency -- Angel Touch Home Health Care, Inc, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
West Jordan UT -- Utah Medicare home care -- Salus Homecare, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
West Jordan UT -- Utah nonmedical home care -- Select Home Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance
West Valley City UT -- Utah home health care services -- West Valley Home Health Care, Salt Lake County      Click to request assistance

 

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About Home Care Services

Although most home care is provided by family, friends or volunteers, there is a growing trend to hire paid individuals or professionals to provide this care in the home. The hiring of care is prompted by a growing trend for traditional caregivers to be employed full-time and unable to offer much help or for family to live hundreds of miles away from the loved one and find it difficult to offer hands-on long-distance care.

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Home Health Agency Care

 

In the year 2000, about 12,800 home health agencies served approximately 8,600,000 clients across the United States . In that year Medicare paid an estimated 85% to 90% of the total cost of home health agency services amounting to $ 8,700,000,000. Although current figures are not yet available, the number of home health agencies has been going up year after year as well as the number of clients being served.

Although home health agencies are privately owned, Medicare is the principle payer for their services. Home health services through Medicare are available under parts A and B. In order to qualify for Medicare homecare a person must have a skilled need, must be homebound and there must be a plan of care ordered by a Physician.

Prior to 1997 Medicare typically paid for home care for as long as it was needed. Prior to 1997 annual Medicare costs were almost double the amount cited above. In order to save money Medicare has since gone to a prospective payment system where, according to the plan of care, a certain amount of money is allocated to resolve the skilled need for the patient.

Monies are typically provided for a period of up to 60 days. If the patient recovers sooner then money may have to be reshuffled to other patients who are not responding as well. At the point where the patient does not respond or improve, no more Medicare money is forthcoming. After Medicare cuts off, a person continuing to need long-term care services must find sources other than Medicare.

Home health agencies deliver a variety of skilled services. The plan of care usually includes custodial services to help the care-recipient remain in the home. These would include an aide for an hour or two a day to help with bathing, dressing and transferring. If there is time remaining other personal services may be offered as well.

Recently Medicare has redefined what it means by "homebound" to allow recipients to leave the home on a limited basis. Beginning in 2003 and ending three years later, Medicare is testing, with a very small test group, a program where selected home health agencies can provide adult day health care instead of home health services. If successful the program will offer a new dimension in Medicare home care.

In addition, under the new definition, Medicare will also allow and pay for home visits from doctors who specialize in homebound elderly patients. Limited office visits are also allowed under the new definition. Finally, in the past few years Medicare is paying for home telehealth visits through a home telehealth, computer work station. Telehealth is being used with some success to provide home care in rural areas where it would be difficult to arrange the personal visit from a home health care agency.

Personal Care or Non-medical Home Health Care

 

Non-Medical Care Services In The Home.

These providers represent a rapidly growing trend to allow people needing help with long term care to remain in their home or in the community instead of going to a care facility. The services offered may include:

  • companionship
  • grooming and dressing
  • recreational activities
  • incontinent care
  • handyman services
  • teeth brushing
  • medication reminders
  • bathing or showering
  • light housekeeping
  • meal preparation
  • respite for family caregivers
  • errands and shopping
  • reading email or letters
  • overseeing home deliveries
  • dealing with vendors
  • transportation services
  • changing linens
  • laundry and ironing
  • organizing closets
  • care of house plants
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • family counseling
  • phone call checks
  • and much more.

A search of your local Yellow Pages under "home health agencies (or services)" will reveal that a large number of the advertised providers are personal care or non-medical home health companies. This causes some confusion since the yellow pages choose the same classification to list non-medical and traditional home health agencies together.

Personal care agencies are different from traditional home health agencies in that they do not provide medical services or skilled services and they are not paid by Medicare.

In addition, many states do not require personal care agencies to license with the state health department. In some states a person desiring to start a business like this need only advertise, get a business license and start hiring employees. On the other hand, some states require these companies to meet the same stringent rules under which traditional home health agencies operate. This might include hiring trained employees, the use of care plans, periodic inspections by the state health department and bonding.

If you live in a state which does not require regulation of these companies, it is important for you to check the background and history of these providers before using their services. Another benefit for the public is that many of these companies are part of a national franchise system. There are a number of these home care provider franchises around the country. Being a franchise, it is more likely that you can trust the services of the company and not have to worry about theft or abuse with your loved one.

Many larger traditional home health agencies are integrating non-medical services into their care delivery. This means Medicare and Medicaid are not paying the bill for this portion of a home health agency's business. Also many large integrated facilities providers (combined nursing homes, assisted living and independent retirement arrangements) are offering more non-medical or personal home healthcare.

The number of these companies is literally mushrooming all over the country. It is evident from this growth that there is a growing need for traditional family caregivers to contract help from paid care providers. This is probably due to the fact that many of the traditional caregivers are now employed fulltime or are living a long distance away from their loved ones and find it difficult if not impossible to provide long-term care.

Home Repair And Maintenance Services

As a general rule most personal care agencies provide only aides to help with personal needs in the home. Very few offer such things as deep housecleaning, home repairs, remodeling or yard maintenance. There is now a growing trend for companies to specialize in providing these additional services for the elderly. And as with personal care agencies many of these belong to national franchises.

It is evident that there is a growing national need to provide services to allow people to remain in their homes as long as possible. The growth of companies providing these services is evidence that this is a preference for the elderly needing care in the community.