As senior citizens age, they might find that living alone can be challenging emotionally, physically, financially, and socially. Fortunately, there are multiple senior living and housing options for elderly individuals. These can include anything from:
- Remaining at home
- Relocating to independent living communities (typically ranging from $1,000-$5,000 monthly)
- Choosing assisted living (typically ranging from $3,000-$5,000 monthly)
- Moving into a skilled nursing facility (typically ranging from $200-$400 daily) or
Alternatively, instead of having to pay costs for senior living and housing options, elderly individuals can choose to enlist in the services of a home care agency like home care provider Delaware County’s Neighborly Home Care. Home care services offer seniors many benefits, including healthcare from the comfort of their own homes, a hospice care philosophy that attends to their emotional and spiritual needs, infusion therapies, durable medical equipment, and sub-contracted services.
Neighborly Home Care is also an employee-based agency, which means we are properly insured and well-suited to work with long-term health care providers.
These programs are often varied in cost, but will cover assisted living and nursing home needs. Neighborly Home Care can collaborate with insurance providers to ensure seniors get the right care at the right price.
In addition, unlike other expensive senior living options, home care offers elderly individuals Medicaid Waiver Programs that fund services in home rather than in institutional settings. In 1981, Medicaid Waiver Programs were created to “waive” the institutional requirement for seniors. Currently, seniors have access to three Medicaid programs:
The Aging Waiver Program
The Aging Waiver Program was designed to help older individuals over the age of 65+. Under this program, everyone is eligible for an assessment and options programs are available for those who do not qualify financially.
The Physical Disability Waiver Program
The physical disability waiver program aids seniors who have a disability with OBRA, Commcare, independence, and attendant care.
Intellectual Disabilities Waiver Programs
Elderly individuals who are dealing with a mental disability can use a consolidated waiver that is designed to help those who are intellectually challenged.
Contact Neighborly Home Care for Excellent Home Care Providers
As part of our commitment to be a leading home care provider in Delaware County, our caregivers at Neighborly Home Care are certified nursing assistants or have received equivalent training and passed a nurse aid skills assessment test. At Neighborly Home Care, we want to make sure your loved ones, seniors, and those living with debilitating diseases get the best possible care at home at an affordable price.
Neighborly Home Care is a leading home care provider in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and/or Delaware County. To learn more about who we are and what we offer at Neighborly Home Care, contact us or visit our services page.
The families we serve keep saying great things.
I just wanted to tell you how grateful we are that Neighborly Home Care stepped in & took over taking care of my Dad when we really needed it, no questions asked. Our caregiver has become part of the family and we know we can depend on her being there every day & taking great care of my Dad. He misses her when she’s not there!