Did you know that of Americans with chronic illnesses, 12 percent are responsible for 75 percent of U.S. health care costs? The benefits of home health care go far beyond keeping someone in their comfort zone. A home-care visit costs Medicare a tenth of the cost of a one-day hospital stay. Preventive home health care saves Medicare and Medicaid millions of dollars a year.
Long-term care (LTC) has a proven track record in managing chronic conditions and reducing costly emergency room visits and hospital readmissions. Not only that, but scientific evidence proves patients heal more quickly at home. Nine out of ten seniors prefer home care to institutional care. Home health care keeps families together while encouraging a patient’s independence.
Nine out of ten seniors prefer home care to institutional care. Home health care keeps families together while encouraging a patient’s independence.
The Benefits of at Home Long-Term Care
“Arise treats me respectfully, like a friend, and they are always there to take care of my needs.”
Along with nursing care, other senior care concerns include transportation, nutrition, and socialization. The Arise Cares staff will be escorts for appointments, provide homemaker services for nutritious meals and be comforting companions for visits and overnight stays for security. Our registered nurse creates care plans and supervises all Arise caregiving staff. Our nurse has a background in public health and gerontology and intrinsically understands the needs of seniors and the concerns of their adult children.
Private Senior Care Planning, Management, and Coordination
Long-term senior care from Arise involves advising and assisting families in determining needs of the aging adult. Caregivers navigate most of the various long-term care resources available in the community. The idea is to educate, inform and present options to the family and then assist them in implementing and monitoring those options.
Depending on the needs of the client and family, an RN specially trained and certified in Geriatrics will provide some or all of the following:
- Individualized care planning
- Screen, arrange and monitor in-home help or other services as well as residential/institutional care options
- Assistance with some forms and paperwork related to Medicare, medical assistance, insurance, etc.
- Client education and advocacy
- Family liaison when family members live at a distance from the person needing care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed the following website to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.
Visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website for information about the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care.
Contact Arise Cares to learn more about our long-term care options.