A Primer on Home Care

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about the basics of home care.

Compare cost of home care with other long-term care options
US News and World Report reports on the seventh annual cost of care survey by GenWorth Financial, a major seller of long-term care insurance.

Explaining Medicare home health care
This is the official US Government booklet about Medicare home health care benefits for people with original Medicare.

What’s the difference between home care and home health care?
A simple comparison chart shows how home health care and home care differ.

Differences between full service home care agencies, private hires and referral agencies
Within the scope of care when paying for services, this article gives a good explanation of the differences in hiring an agency and using independent contractors or referral/registries.