What Is An In-Home Caregiver?

What is an In-Home Caregiver?

An in-home caregiver is someone who assists the elderly and those with a medical condition with their daily living activities. They assist with meal preparations, bathing, grooming, dressing, transportation to and from doctor appointments and grocery store, and light housekeeping. They can also assist with running errands like picking up their prescriptions. In-home caregivers are trained and certified. Some may be required to take special courses to become licensed.  Insurances like Medicare or Medicaid may cover receiving home health services, but may not cover non-medical services.

Why Hire An In-Home Caregiver?

Hiring an in-home caregiver provides convenience and peace of mind for many. It gives the chance for loved ones of those receiving services to get a break. Depending on the situation caring for a relative can be very demanding and require 24-hour care, with an in-home caregiver can assist the daily living activities giving the family a little break. It is also convenient for those receiving services because they do not need to find transportation to and from therapy sessions since it is right at home. In-home caregivers provide one-on-one interaction to the one receiving care, with the undivided attention the sessions are more likely to be successful. Lastly, it still gives those who are elderly or less mobile some freedom and allows them to stay in the comfort of their home instead of potentially moving into a living facility. 

In-Home Caregiver With American Advantage 

American Advantage Home Care is an accredited home health agency and has received The Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. Our certified in-home caregivers will provide personalized healthcare to all of our patients located in Detroit, Livonia, Southfield, Caton, and the surrounding Michigan areas. They are licensed and able to assist in a variety of day-to-day living activities.  If you or someone you know requires an in-home caregiver please contact us online or call us at 844-4MY-AAHC for more information.

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