Home Health Aides

Empowering you to live comfortably at home with expert care from Tahara Health's dedicated home aides

Discover the Benefits of Home Health Aides Services

Certain diseases, injuries, and medical procedures might make caring for oneself at home challenging. Home health aides from Tahara Health can help improve your quality of life and keep you safe at home by helping you with things like bathing, dressing, and other personal care needs.

 

What is a home health aide?

A home health aide (HHA) is a health care professional trained to care for people in their own homes. Seniors, people with disabilities, and people recovering from an illness, surgery, or injury are often helped.

For example, if you find it difficult to wash, shower, or dress on your own, a home health care assistant can assist you with these duties while you are getting home health care. In-home health aides work with skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other home health care services that your doctor may order for you.


SERVICES FOR HOME HEALTH AIDE

  • What exactly do home health aides perform? It is dependent on your unique requirements. Home health aide responsibilities may include:
  • Bathing/showering
  • Grooming (including shaving, hair washing and brushing, nail care, skin care, foot care, ear care, and mouth care)
  • Putting on clothes
  • Using the bathroom
  • transferring from one location to another (for example, from bed to a wheelchair to be able to use the restroom).
  • Positioning to ensure skin care
  • Monitoring and reporting changes in your symptoms to the rest of your healthcare team

Tahara Health defines home health aide responsibilities at the outset of care, so you know what to anticipate. Having this kind of help at home may alleviate a lot of stress and difficulty for you and your family. It can also assist you in remaining safe and independent at home.

What is the role of a home health aide?

What are the responsibilities of a home health aide? Home health aides can assist patients with everyday tasks following an acute illness when they are unable to do it themselves or when their caregivers are unable to assist. Our in-home aids assist with personal care and grooming. They offer a cheerful, caring attitude to every visit. Our home health aides get at least 75 hours of training (depending on state legal requirements) and finish a home health competence program at Tahara Health.

The purpose of our home health care assistants is to assist you in remaining independent at home by making some everyday routines simpler. They come to your home or, in certain situations, a senior living complex.

A typical appointment begins with a vital sign check and assistance with grooming, bathing, or other personal care requirements. The frequency of your visits will be determined by your needs, the doctor’s instructions, and the clinician’s plan of treatment.

Criteria for Eligibility

To get services from a home health aide, you must meet the requirements for home health eligibility. To get services from a home health aide, you must meet the requirements for home health eligibility. For example, you must: need skilled care like nursing, speech therapy, or physical therapy; be under the care of a doctor who has made a plan of care for your home health care; and

have trouble leaving the house without assistance (for example, from another person or a device such as a walker or wheelchair) or have a medical condition that makes leaving the house dangerous.

What is the cost of a home health aide?

For qualified patients getting home health care, Medicare, Medicaid, and major insurance plans often cover it. This covers the cost of home health aide services as long as they are given along with nursing or therapy services from a Medicare-certified provider, as suggested by your doctor. Medicare won’t pay for a home health assistant if this is the only service you need.

Home health also includes the assistance of other members of the home health team. Depending on your needs and your doctor’s instructions, this might include a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, and medical social worker. As a result, it is an economical alternative for many elderly people.

Is home health care covered by Medicare?

You may be able to get Medicare coverage for a home health aide if you are eligible for home health care and your doctor has told you to get one. Those who qualify for home health care may also be covered by Medicaid and large insurance plans. Prior to beginning service, home health organizations such as Tahara Health will clarify Medicare coverage for home health aides as well as any out-of-pocket fees. Learn more about how to pay for home health care.

When patients get nursing care or therapy as part of their home health care, Medicare normally pays home health aide services, and home health aide services are included in your plan of care. However, as a stand-alone service, Medicare does not fund home health aides.


Personal Care Aide vs. Home Health Aide

Personal care assistants and home health aides both offer care in the home. However, there are significant distinctions between home health aides and personal care aides :

  • Home health aides assist with activities such as washing, grooming, clothing, and moving about. When recommended by your doctor in conjunction with nursing or therapy, HHA services are a type of home health care that is often covered by Medicare and other insurers. There are eligibility conditions.
  • Personal care assistants help people do things like wash and groom themselves, spend time with them, do housework, and run errands. Their services are often provided as part of personal care (also called home care). Depending on their requirements and budget, many clients pay out of pocket.


Personal home care may be right for you if you need long-term care, care 24 hours a day, or services from a home health aide (but not nursing or therapy).

Working with a Home Health Aide

When determining how to hire a home health aide, you have two options:

  • Using a home health care agency If you are qualified for home health care, you may be able to get Medicare-covered home health aide services. With a doctor’s order, Tahara Health sends home health care aids to qualified patients who are getting skilled nursing or treatment.
  • Hire directly or go through a home care agency : If you are not qualified for home health care or require long-term or 24-hour care, you can hire a personal care assistant through a home health aide service or on your own. In addition to bathing and grooming, personal care assistants can be companions, do housework, run errands, and help with other personal care tasks. Personal care assistance services are usually paid for out of pocket.

Whether you’re looking to employ a home health aide for a family member or for yourself, the first step is to determine your eligibility for home health care.

 

Your Health is purely OUr FOCUS

Tahara Health offers home care and home health care services, in the comfort of your own home. Our primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality, and innovative services while encouraging independence and improvement of overall well-being.

Team-Based Approach

Our specialist works closely with you, your physician and family to improve care coordination and communication throughout the entire process.

Proactiveness

We closely monitor your care plan to ensure that we catch and care for any emerging issues before they become emergencies.

Peace of Mind

We are willing to go the extra mile for your physical and mental health, as well as for your caregiver's ease and satisfaction during their assistance.

Why Choose Us

we are here for YOU

When you choose Tahara Health, a leading Pennsylvania Home Care Agency, your everyday needs will be handled by our trustworthy, committed, honest, and competent caregivers.

Licensed Nurses

As a fully insured and licensed medical home health care agency, our services are supervised by licensed nurses on a regular basis in order to best meet changing needs.

Loyalty is the Key

Our services are founded on loyalty, and we are committed to providing outstanding care while creating lasting, positive experiences with you and your steady caregiver.

Transparency

Our caregivers will always take the time to guide you through our entire process and documentation, making sure you understand every step and ease your mind.

HOME HEALTH QUESTIONS

Most Popular Questions

You will find most answers here, but if your questions have not been answered, please call Tahara Health at any moment at 1-888-824-2725.

 

Home Health services are skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, and home health aide.

 

No. Your Medicare benefit will cover 100% of your Home Health related costs.

 

If you are not getting discharged from the hospital or nursing home, then you will need to have your doctor send an order for home care services. We can assist you with the process if need be.

 

No. The patient does not need to be bedbound to be considered homebound. The patient is considered “homebound” under Medicare if the patient cannot leave home without “considerable and taxing effort”.

 

Yes. We are here for you 24 hours and 7 days of the week to address any concerns you have. We have dedicated staff to always answer your questions.

 

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