How to get care at home
Were you recently discharged from a hospital and need help with basic personal and household tasks? Do you need help to care for your loved one at home? Accessing services for seniors can be very complicated. Many, but not all, of the resources available through the AAA are funded by the federal and state governments. Most of these programs require a means test, or some form of co-payment.
Our staff can help you understand the options that may be available to you. Some services the programs provide are case management, personal care to assist with bathing and dressing, respite care to provide a break to a family or friend member that provides care in the home, homemaking such as dish washing, dusting, making up the bed, emergency alert to notify of a fall, home delivered meals, assistance to help purchase consumable medical home supplies.
Private pay services are also an important part of Elder Options’ resources. For those needing assistance and who are not eligible for federal and state funded programs, private pay services are available. Below are some resources to help get you started to finding private help you may need:
National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/index.aspx
Medicare Home Health Care https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10969.pdf
To search for licensed Home Health agencies, Homemaker Companion agencies, and other types of providers www.floridahealthfinder.gov
Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association, Inc. www.fgcma.org