What to Expect for Home Care in 2019?
Home care is a growing senior care option in the healthcare industry due to the trust of recipients who have experienced better results in having a safe and quality life at home. As the years pass, more and more seniors who need individualized care are choosing in-home care as an alternative to expensive institutionalized settings.
We at Compassionate Home Care Services LLC want to discuss some possible changes of home care in Ohio this year and in the coming years to help clients and care providers in the decision-making process.
Expanded Medicare Advantage
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now allowing non-medical home care to be enrolled with Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans. Included in the support services that might be covered by MA plans are personal care, light housekeeping, and respite care.
Challenge in Caregiver Staffing
As of 2018, there are about 110,000 caregiving vacancies which need to be filled. Recruiting and retaining home care staff will continue to be a challenge for agencies this year. Hence, providers of healthcare in Ohio should take some measures to prevent high turnover rate.
Home Care Becoming More Specialized
A lot of home care agencies are now offering skilled care services to address the needs of individuals dealing with dementia, heart failure, and other complex health conditions. Adding specialized care is an opportunity both for care providers and clients since they would not already require looking for different companies with different care offerings—medical and non-medical services.
Sooner or later, you can already expect many providers of non-medical home care in Independence, Ohio to accept Medicare Advantage insurance plans and skilled care services.
To learn more about home care and other healthcare services, you can talk to one of our representatives today at 440-210-1461. We are looking forward to serving you soon!