Medical Home Health Care vs. Non-medical Home Health Care…if you are reading this, you are likely among the thousands of caregivers needing help caring for a loved one at home. What is the difference?
There is an answer to the health insurance “monster”. Consumer driven health care plans. A few companies offer value-oriented discount health plans. You can save between 50% to 80% on your home health care services. Plans cost between $20 to $30 a month.
Health care reform will change even more. If you thought this bill was it, think again. If anything more could go wrong in our political administration I would be shocked. I just don’t see this group of “changers” lasting much past one term in office. With that said, one of the first things that will be adjusted and changed will be health care. No matter who takes over, the bill we currently are so concerned with and the bill that would take until 2014 to completely make itself known will change so dramatically we really won’t know anything until it’s all said and done.
Once you have checked on the credibility of the agency, you can now inquire about their employees. Ask what kind of training they were able to attend to and look at their qualifications. Through this you will be able to learn whether they have previous experiences with home health care. You can have inquiries about whether they have liability insurance or whether a criminal background check and screening is done on each employee.
Choose a school with job placement services. You will be able to find a job faster when your school helps you find work. If you need financial assistance for tuition, speak to the financial aid office if you are considering course work at a community college. If you are thinking of attending a private school, contact their business office regarding financial assistance.
Omitting Contact Information: Believe it or not, health care providers have created brochures – beautiful brochures – for their practice and omitted contact information. Always check and double-check all of your marketing materials to ensure you have the proper contact information clearly displayed.
Another consideration for health career training is the cost. As you explore the training programs you also need to consider the cost and how you will pay for the education.
The aging population will benefit from utilizing the non Medicare home health care agency in the future. It takes planning and preparation so that you can be in control of your life as you age. Don’t allow the health care system to determine where and when you will live as you age.