In-Home Care Providers
If the person you care for would like to stay at home, you can turn to in-home care providers for assistance. These agencies typically have both skilled (registered nurses) and unskilled staff available for hire, depending on the needs of the patient.
Medicare will generally pay for a short-term set of visits by a registered nurse if your doctor has prescribed it. Unless you have long-term care insurance, services such as help with cooking, laundry, and housekeeping must be paid for privately; they are not covered by Medicare.
National Private Duty Association
This is the website of the national association of in-home care providers. Here you can find consumer tips for choosing a private duty care provider.
941 East 86th Street, Suite 270
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Please Note: Hospice Alliance does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.