Home Health Care
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YES, a big legal difference! Home health care is a Medicare service, must be provided under Medical orders, supervised by a Registered Nurse, even the nurses aides have to have a license! Home care is an unlicensed service which in many states limits what the home care workers can do (such as... more
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Think about it as medical vs. non-medical needs. Home health care (medical) is skilled medical services to help adults who are recovering from a hospital or facility stay and need additional medical support in their home. The services cover a variety of health care services that are given in the... more
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No, electric wheel chairs are called Durable Medical Equipment and are a specialty item provided by a specialized equipment company or a pharmacy. Home health care is a Medicare service, and does not transport or cook meals, only private duty home care does transport or cooking.
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You will have to contact an elderlaw attorney to consider filing a guardianship action in probate court where she lives, You, too, will need to be a resident of the same state as her if you wish to be appointed her legal guardian.
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From a legal standpoint, you would want to find out if your grandma has a Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD), which is a legal document that names an agent to make medical decisions on her behalf. Depending on how the AHCD is drafted, that agent should have authority to speak to your grandma's... more
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My first question to you is, "Do you or a loved one live nearby?" If so, there are several ways to go about this. You can take turns checking in on her. You would have to make a schedule for everyone to follow. I would have to suggest that someone layout all of her meds in a pill box for the... more
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