Idaho Home Care
Find caregivers and in-home aides to help your loved one in Idaho.Idaho-Home Care
Idaho recognizes the emotional and financial burden institutionalized care places on seniors and their families. For so many seniors, their declining health makes it difficult for them to live independently. Idaho has developed assistance programs enabling seniors to live comfortably at home. If the medical needs of your aging loved one extend beyond what state services can offer, consider home health care.
Home care is provided in two options: skilled medical home are and non-medical home care. With the skilled medical home care option, visiting nurses come to the individual's home to administer medication or intravenous therapy, and manage patient symptoms. They provide the same level of medical care a nursing home would provide, but not as much monitoring. Non-medical home care is for seniors who require physical assistance with tasks like dressing or bathing or with running errands and housecleaning, but who do not require medical care. Find Home Care Agencies near you.
For information about Idaho programs, read about Home Care at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Struggling to assess your loved one's ability to live independently? Be sure to check out 10 Signs Your Parents Need outside Help.
Idaho Home and Community Based Waiver
Idaho's Home and Community Based Waiver enables Idaho's elderly to maintain their independence despite their debilitating health. The waiver allows Medicaid recipients to access certain services at no cost to them. The only condition is that the combined expense of the services cannot exceed the cost of long-term care. Seniors who take advantage of the following services are able to live safely at home and delay entering institutionalized care.
? Attendant Care: Assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, grooming, walking, and toileting
? Homemaker Services: Help with necessary household tasks including cooking, cleaning, and laundry.
? Transportation: Transportation and an escort when needed
? Emergency Response Systems: Access to emergency crisis support.
? Assistive Technology: Equipment to improve independence
? Home Modifications: Housing updates to help seniors safely navigate their homes
? In-Home Respite: Caregiver relieves the primary caregiver for a period
? Nursing Services: Visits from registered nurse to respond to medical needs
? Companion Services: Provides social interaction and sense of safety for senior in need
? Adult Day Care: Day program outside of the home that provides recreation and personal care services
? Home Delivered Meals: Agencies deliver 1-2 meals per day for seniors who don't have the resources to feed themselves
? Chore Services: Help with home maintenance and grounds keeping
Senior Care Guide: Care.com's comprehensive guide to senior care that helps readers understand senior care options by describing each option in detail and answering frequently asked questions.
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