Q: What is Home Care?

Home care is non-medical, in-home care usually provided by a trained but non-licensed individual.

Q: What is Home Health Care?

  • Home Health Care is medical care in the home provided by a registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, or other skilled medical professionals, and is often prescribed as part of a care plan following hospitalization.
  • Home Health Care visits are usually 20-40 minutes duration.
  • Home Health Care must be prescribed by a physician, and is for patients who are homebound, or who cannot leave the home without great difficulty for their healthcare.

Q: What is the difference between Home Health Care and Home Care?

Home Health Care is medically supervised care. Home Care is non-medical care.

Q: What are the typical Home Care services?

  • Bathing, dressing, grooming
  • Toileting, incontinence care
  • Meal preparation, light housekeeping
  • Errands, doctor visits
  • Medication reminders
  • Mobility, transfers, and positioning
  • Range of motion, light exercise
  • Companionship, emotional support
  • Transportation, travel
  • Dementia, Alzheimer’s care
  • Advocacy while in a hospital or group setting
  • Hospice support care
  • Hourly or live-in care
  • Temporary or respite care

Q: Who pays for Home Care?

  • Private Pay
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Medicaid for qualified low-income seniors
  • Medicare, in some cases, with very limited coverage
  • Veterans benefit for qualified veterans and spouses

Q: Why is Home Care better than facility care?

One-on-one care is the best care. Having one person who is focused entirely on your loved one’s needs is the kind of care and attention rarely provided in a group setting.

Q: Can Pin Oak provide care if my loved one is in a hospital, retirement community or group setting?

Absolutely! We go wherever you call home.

Q: What are the benefits of using an agency for Home Care?

  • The agency manages everything, so you do not have to.
  • Caregivers are employees of the agency.
  • Hourly fee includes all local, state, and federal taxes and insurance.
  • Agency carries liability, fidelity bonding, and Worker’s Compensation insurances.
  • Caregivers are vetted, background checked and trained.
  • Agency provides supervision and manages HR issues.
  • Back-up caregivers are provided when necessary.
  • No long-term contract — services can be discontinued at any time.
  • Agency is licensed with State oversight.