Supportive care at home may be provided by licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical treatment or by professional caregivers who provide assistance with activities of daily living. Independent, private-duty contractors provided non-medical assistance and services. Browse the tabs below to learn more about your care at home options.
Companionship agencies help with non-personal care tasks such as transportation, errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping, and friendly supervision.
Home health agencies provide a variety of skilled services such as nursing; physical, speech and occupational therapies; social work; and nurse-supervised personal care aides. These services require a physician’s order. Some short-term services may be covered by Medicare.
Hospice and Palliative care agencies provide comfort care for terminally ill people by an interdisciplinary care team. These services are covered by health insurance, including Medicare. Bereavement counseling (both individual and group) is available, whether hospice services were or were not used prior to a patient’s death.