Home CareConnections to the Help You Need
What is Home Care?
Live-in Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, and In-Home Care are terms used for services brought into the home to provide assistance with a person’s daily needs. It provides the help needed to continue living at home. Home care agencies or independent care workers can be hired to provide many services. Tasks range from simple household chores, cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing to skilled nursing procedures.
Who benefits from Home Care?
Persons recovering from an illness or accident, facing a terminal illness, who have a disability, or are experiencing challenges due to aging? Caregivers benefit from home care services for respite and assurance that their loved one is getting what they need when they cannot be there.
Are there Different Types of Home Care?
You will see terms such as homemaker, companion, personal care worker (PCW), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and nurse’s aides frequently used to describe a home care worker. There are both licensed and non-licensed Home Health care agencies. Palliative and Hospice are types of care provided in the home for persons with a serious illness and facing life-limiting illness or injury. Live-in caregivers stay in your home with you.
Where do I start?
Make a list of all the ways you could use help yourself and around your home. Caregivers should do the same.
Think about the things that would relieve stress or allow you to spend more quality time with your loved one, such as:
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
- Paying bills
- Medication management
ADRC staff can help you with a plan and connecting with services. Call 920-448-4300, we want to help.
Is there financial help?
There are programs to help pay for the cost of home care. ADRC Information & Assistance Specialist can explain the programs and eligibility.
ADRC has put together a Home Care Options booklet that you can download and read to get started. Needing care can be stressful.
We encourage you to contact ADRC. We are available by phone, in the office, and for home visits.
We want to learn about your needs and preferences to gather information on your options and help you connect to services.
Home Care Options
Description of and guide to choosing different types of home care.
Home Care Agency Listing
List of home care agencies both medical and non-medical service providers, contact and service information.
Hospice Agency Listing
List of agencies that provide hospice and palliative care. Includes contact and service information.
Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Personal Care Agencies
A list of home care agencies that provide Medical Assistance (MA) Personal Care.
Personal Emergency Response Systems
Listing of Personal Emergency Response system providers, aka Lifeline