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Andalusia AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Mid-South Home Health, Covington County      Click to request assistance
Andalusia AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Mid-South Home Health, Covington County      Click to request assistance
Anniston AL- Alabama home health care services -- Ne Al Reg Med Cntr Home, Calhoun County      Click to request assistance
Anniston AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Anniston, Calhoun County      Click to request assistance
Anniston AL- Alabama home health agency -- Mid-South Home Health, Calhoun County      Click to request assistance
Athens AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Athens-Limestone Homecare, Limestone County      Click to request assistance
Athens AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Limestone County Home Care, Limestone County      Click to request assistance
Atmore AL- Alabama home health care services -- Atmore Community Home Care, Llc, Escambia County      Click to request assistance
Attalla AL- Alabama personal home care -- Gadsden Regional Med Ctr Hh, Etowah County      Click to request assistance
Auburn AL- Alabama home health agency -- East Alabama Med Ctr Home Care, Lee County      Click to request assistance
Bessemer AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Mid-South Home Health, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Horizons Private Duty Care, Inc, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama home health care services -- Intrepid Usa Healthcare Services, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama personal home care -- Alacare Home Health & Hospice, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama home health agency -- Baptist Home Care Services, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Able Homecare Of Birmingham, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Jefferson County Home Care, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama home health care services -- Home Care Plus, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama personal home care -- Mid-South Home Health Agency,, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Birmingham AL- Alabama home health agency -- Comfort Care Home Health, Shelby County      Click to request assistance
Blountsville AL- Alabama home health agency -- Amedisys Home Health Of Blountsville, Blount County      Click to request assistance
Brewton AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Brewton, Escambia County      Click to request assistance
Brewton AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- D W Mcmillan Home Health, Escambia County      Click to request assistance
Camden AL- Alabama home health care services -- J Paul Jones Hospital Home Health, Wilcox County      Click to request assistance
Carrollton AL- Alabama personal home care -- Medical Center Home Health, Pickens County      Click to request assistance
Centre AL- Alabama home health agency -- Cherokee Community Home Health, Cherokee County      Click to request assistance
Centreville AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Bibb Medical Ctr Home Health, Bibb County      Click to request assistance
Chatom AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Washington County Home Care, Washington County      Click to request assistance
Clanton AL- Alabama home health care services -- Chilton Medical Center Home Health, Chilton County      Click to request assistance
Collinsville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Dekalb Regional Home Health, Dekalb County      Click to request assistance
Cullman AL- Alabama home health agency -- Cullman County Home Care, Cullman County      Click to request assistance
Cullman AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Wmc Home Health Services, Cullman County      Click to request assistance
Cullman AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Cullman Regional Medical Center Home Care Services, Cullman County      Click to request assistance
Dadeville AL- Alabama home health care services -- Lake Martin Home Health, Tallapoosa County      Click to request assistance
Dadeville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Lake Martin Home Health, Tallapoosa County      Click to request assistance
Daphne AL- Alabama home health agency -- Mid South Home Health Agency, Baldwin County      Click to request assistance
Daphne AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Thomas Home Health, Baldwin County      Click to request assistance
Daphne AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Mercy Medical Home Health, Baldwin County      Click to request assistance
Decatur AL- Alabama home health care services -- Alacare Home Health & Hospice, Morgan County      Click to request assistance
Decatur AL- Alabama personal home care -- Hga Homecare Of Decatur, Morgan County      Click to request assistance
Decatur AL- Alabama home health agency -- Morgan County Home Care, Morgan County      Click to request assistance
Decatur AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Alacare Home Health & Hospice, Morgan County      Click to request assistance
Demopolis AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Bryan W Whitfield Mem Hosp, Marengo County      Click to request assistance
Dothan AL- Alabama home health care services -- Mid-South Home Health Agency, Llc, Houston County      Click to request assistance
Dothan AL- Alabama personal home care -- Medical Center Home Health Services , Houston County      Click to request assistance
Dothan AL- Alabama home health agency -- Houston County Home Care, Houston County      Click to request assistance
Dothan AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Caresouth Homecare Professionals, Houston County      Click to request assistance
Dothan AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Mid-South Home Health, Houston County      Click to request assistance
Enterprise AL- Alabama home health care services -- Coffee County Home Care, Coffee County      Click to request assistance
Eutaw AL- Alabama personal home care -- Greene County Home Health, Greene County      Click to request assistance
Evergreen AL- Alabama home health agency -- Evergreen Home Care, Conecuh County      Click to request assistance
Evergreen AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Conecuh County Home Care, Conecuh County      Click to request assistance
Fayette AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Fayette Medical Ctr Home Care, Fayette County      Click to request assistance
Florence AL- Alabama home health care services -- Amedisys Home Health Of Florence, Lauderdale County      Click to request assistance
Foley AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Fairhope, Baldwin County      Click to request assistance
Foley AL- Alabama home health agency -- Mid-South Home Health, Baldwin County      Click to request assistance
Foley AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- South Baldwin Regional Medical Ctr Home Health, Baldwin County      Click to request assistance
Fort Payne AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Fort Payne, Dekalb County      Click to request assistance
Fort Payne AL- Alabama home health care services -- Dekalb County Home Care, Dekalb County      Click to request assistance
Gadsden AL- Alabama personal home care -- Etowah County Home Care, Etowah County      Click to request assistance
Gadsden AL- Alabama home health agency -- Mid South Home Health Of Gadsden, Etowah County      Click to request assistance
Geneva AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Geneva County Home Care, Geneva County      Click to request assistance
Georgiana AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Reliable Home Health, Butler County      Click to request assistance
Gilbertown AL- Alabama home health care services -- Magna Home Health Of Alabama, Choctaw County      Click to request assistance
Greensboro AL- Alabama personal home care -- Hale County Hospital Home Health, Hale County      Click to request assistance
Greenville AL- Alabama home health agency -- L V Stabler Home Health Agency, Butler County      Click to request assistance
Grove Hill AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Infirmary Homecare Of Grove Hill, Clarke County      Click to request assistance
Guntersville AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Marshall County Home Care, Marshall County      Click to request assistance
Haleyville AL- Alabama home health care services -- Winston County Home Care, Winston County      Click to request assistance
Haleyville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Northwest Home Health Haleyville, Winston County      Click to request assistance
Hamilton AL- Alabama home health agency -- Marion County Home Care, Marion County      Click to request assistance
Hamilton AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Marion Regional Home Health Se, Marion County      Click to request assistance
Homewood AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Affinity Home Hospice Services, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Huntsville AL- Alabama home health care services -- Mid-South Home Health Agency, Madison County      Click to request assistance
Huntsville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Huntsville, Madison County      Click to request assistance
Huntsville AL- Alabama home health agency -- Hga Homecare Of Huntsville, Madison County      Click to request assistance
Huntsville AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Spectrum Home Health Agency, Madison County      Click to request assistance
Irondale AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Tender Loving Care, Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Jackson AL- Alabama home health care services -- Jackson Medical Center Home Health, Clarke County      Click to request assistance
Jasper AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Walker, Walker County      Click to request assistance
Linden AL- Alabama home health agency -- Marengo County Home Health, Marengo County      Click to request assistance
Lineville AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Clay County Home Care, Clay County      Click to request assistance
Luverne AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Hospital Home Health, The, Crenshaw County      Click to request assistance
Mobile AL- Alabama home health care services -- Springhill Home Health And Hospice, Mobile County      Click to request assistance
Mobile AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Mobile, Mobile County      Click to request assistance
Mobile AL- Alabama home health agency -- Infirmary Homecare Of Mobile, Mobile County      Click to request assistance
Mobile AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Saads Healthcare Services, Mobile County      Click to request assistance
Mobile AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Tender Loving Care, Mobile County      Click to request assistance
Monroeville AL- Alabama home health care services -- Amedisys Home Health Of Monroeville, Monroe County      Click to request assistance
Monroeville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Monroe County Home Care, Monroe County      Click to request assistance
Monroeville AL- Alabama home health agency -- Monroe Co Hosp Progressive Hom, Monroe County      Click to request assistance
Montgomery AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Montgomery County Home Care, Montgomery County      Click to request assistance
Montgomery AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Montgomery, Montgomery County      Click to request assistance
Montgomery AL- Alabama home health care services -- Baptist Home Health, Montgomery County      Click to request assistance
Montgomery AL- Alabama personal home care -- Mid South Home Health Agency Inc, Montgomery County      Click to request assistance
Montgomery AL- Alabama home health agency -- Intrepid Usa Healthcare Services, Montgomery County      Click to request assistance
Moulton AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Lawrence County Home Care, Lawrence County      Click to request assistance
Moulton AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Lawrence Home Health Agency, Lawrence County      Click to request assistance
Moulton AL- Alabama home health care services -- Mid South Home Health Agency, Lawrence County      Click to request assistance
Oneonta AL- Alabama personal home care -- Care First Home Health Of Blount County, Blount County      Click to request assistance
Opelika AL- Alabama home health agency -- Amedisys Home Health Of Opelika, Lee County      Click to request assistance
Opelika AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Southern Home Health Services, Lee County      Click to request assistance
Opp AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Lhc Homecare Of South Alabama, Covington County      Click to request assistance
Opp AL- Alabama home health care services -- Mid-South Home Health Agency, Llc, Covington County      Click to request assistance
Ozark AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Ozark, Dale County      Click to request assistance
Ozark AL- Alabama home health agency -- Dale Medical Ctr Home Health, Dale County      Click to request assistance
Pell City AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Care First Home Health Of St Clair County, St. Clair County      Click to request assistance
Phenix City AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Gentiva Health Services, Lee County      Click to request assistance
Phenix City AL- Alabama home health care services -- Russell County Home Care, Lee County      Click to request assistance
Prattville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Mid-South Home Health, Autauga County      Click to request assistance
Prattville AL- Alabama home health agency -- Autauga County Home Care, Autauga County      Click to request assistance
Red Bay AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Community Home Care, Franklin County      Click to request assistance
Reform AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Reform, Pickens County      Click to request assistance
Russellville AL- Alabama home health care services -- Northwest Home Health, Franklin County      Click to request assistance
Russellville AL- Alabama personal home care -- Southern Rural Health Care, Franklin County      Click to request assistance
Scottsboro AL- Alabama home health agency -- Jackson County Home Care, Jackson County      Click to request assistance
Selma AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Selma, Dallas County      Click to request assistance
Selma AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Dallas County Home Care, Dallas County      Click to request assistance
Selma AL- Alabama home health care services -- Mid-South Home Health Agency - Selma, Dallas County      Click to request assistance
Sheffield AL- Alabama personal home care -- Northwest Alabama Regional Home Care, Colbert County      Click to request assistance
Sylacauga AL- Alabama home health agency -- Coosa Valley Home Care Services, Talladega County      Click to request assistance
Sylacauga AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Mid-South Home Health, Talladega County      Click to request assistance
Sylacauga AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Talladega County Home Care, Talladega County      Click to request assistance
Talladega AL- Alabama home health care services -- Baptist Citizens Home Health Care, Talladega County      Click to request assistance
Tallassee AL- Alabama personal home care -- Community Home Care, Elmore County      Click to request assistance
Troy AL- Alabama home health agency -- Pike County Home Care, Pike County      Click to request assistance
Troy AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Troy Regional Medical Center Home Health Agency, Pike County      Click to request assistance
Tuscaloosa AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Dch Home Health Care Agency, Tuscaloosa County      Click to request assistance
Tuscaloosa AL- Alabama home health care services -- Tuscaloosa County Home Care, Tuscaloosa County      Click to request assistance
Tuscaloosa AL- Alabama personal home care -- Amedisys Home Health Of Tuscal, Tuscaloosa County      Click to request assistance
Union Springs AL- Alabama home health agency -- Associates Home Health, Bullock County      Click to request assistance
Valley AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Caresouth Homecare Professionals, Chambers County      Click to request assistance
Valley AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Lanier Home Health Services, Chambers County      Click to request assistance
Vernon AL- Alabama home health care services -- Lamar County Home Care, Lamar County      Click to request assistance
Vernon AL- Alabama personal home care -- Lamar Home Care Inc, Lamar County      Click to request assistance
Wedowee AL- Alabama home health agency -- Wedowee Hospital Home Health, Randolph County      Click to request assistance
Wetumpka AL- Alabama Medicare home care -- Ivy Creek Home Health, Elmore County      Click to request assistance
Winfield AL- Alabama nonmedical home care -- Northwest Home Health Winfield, Marion County      Click to request assistance
York AL- Alabama home health care services -- Hill Hospital Home Health, Sumter 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.