Glastonbury long term care attorneys can help you to make plans to get the care that you need in a way that makes sense for you and your loved ones. Many people who get older or who develop an illness or who suffer an injury will eventually require long term care. This type of care can be provided by a skilled care professional if you need assistance with care tasks that require medical expertise. If you simply need help with activities of daily living, like using the bathroom or showering, home health aides can provide you with long-term care services.
If you are in need of care, you should explore the different options for receiving the assistance and support that you require due to ill health. While many people will go into a nursing home because they can receive comprehensive round-the-clock help from aides in a nursing home, there are also a substantial number of people who do not want to move into any type of institutional environment like a nursing home or an assisted living facility.
If you or one of your loved ones is in need of care, you should work with Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates to find out what options are available to you and to make certain that you can comfortably afford to pay for the costs of care. If you are reluctant to move yourself or your family member into a nursing home because independence and remaining in a family home is important, our Glastonbury long term care attorneys can help you to explore alternatives that will allow you to remain in your own comfortable and familiar space.
Is it Possible to Get Long Term Care at Home?
It is possible to get long term care at home. There are many different kinds of healthcare services that can be provided in your own house. If you only need minor assistance, you may be able to sign up to get meals delivered or to get transportation to adult daycare programs where you can get help with activities of daily living and enjoy social activities.
If you need more intensive care to be provided to you, you could have the option of getting help from skilled medical professionals such as visiting nurses or from caregivers who don’t have specialized medical training but who can assist you with doing things like eating and showering. If you are faced with a terminal or end-stage illness, it may also be possible for you to get care from trained hospice professionals in your own home.
While there are care providers who will come to your house to provide an appropriate level of care, taking advantage of these services can be very costly. It can cost thousands of dollars every single month to get home healthcare provided to you. The more frequently you need a caregiver, the longer the duration of time that you need your caregiver to be present, and the more specialized or skilled care you need, the higher the costs will be.
If you are hoping to get long-term care at home, you should work with an attorney to find out if you are eligible for any benefits or programs that will pay for this care. Medicare covers only skilled services, only for a brief period of time, and only under very limited circumstances. Medicaid can sometimes pay for home healthcare, but as this Kaiser Family Foundation summary explains, Medicaid coverage can vary by state and there are typically specific criteria under which care is provided as well as limitations imposed on qualifying for care.
Getting Help from Glastonbury Long Term Care Attorneys
Glastonbury long term care attorneys at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates will help you to understand the different kinds of home healthcare services that you may be able to take advantage of. We can work with you to identify which care options are right for you, to research reliable caregivers in order to ensure that the care you receive will be high-quality, and to take active steps to pay for the costs of care.
To find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help you get the care you need, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online to get personalized assistance planning for your care. Call today, because making plans well in advance of the time that you need care may be necessary if you want to protect the maximum value of your assets from having to be spent on care and if you want time to research your care options to find the right one.
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