The best way to answer this question would be to first specify the kind of home care needed by you or your loved one.
We have 2 main types of home care in Atlanta – non-medical home care and home health care/ home-based nursing care.
Non-medical care only delivers services that don’t require the expertise of a licensed healthcare professional, e.g., bathing, dressing, toileting, meal preparation, companionship, transportation, medication reminders, and others.
Home Health Care/Home Based Nursing Care:
Medical home care, also known as home health care or home-based nursing care, only delivers services that need the prescription and expertise of a licensed health care provider or medical expert, such as a licensed nurse or therapist of any kind.
These services include, medication set-up and administration, wound care, catheter care, insulin injections, ostomy, and colostomy care, among others.
In some cases, a skilled nursing care/medical home care provider may be in a position to offer both non-medical and medical care, but a non-medical home care agency or provider cannot offer both.
Back to today’s question – does Medicare pay for home care services for Alzheimer’s dementia in Atlanta?
The answer is yes and no!
Yes – Medicare can pay for home care for Alzheimer’s dementia patients in Atlanta when the patient requires medical /home health care/home-based nursing care.
No – Medicare will not pay for non-medical home care in Atlanta. *(Medicare Advantage has limited benefits)
Points to Note:
- Medicare will pay for the nursing or medical home care needs of Alzheimer’s patients (and other types of dementia) under the following circumstances:
- That the patient is homebound or unable to leave their home.
- That the patient’s needs have been certified by a licensed physician or Medicare doctor.
- That the care provider participates in Medicare.
- Medicare will not pay for the non-medical needs of an Alzheimer’s dementia patient, unless :
- The services go hand in hand with a medical service ordered by a licensed physical or Medicare doctor.
- The services are being delivered by a licensed provider.
- The services needed are short-term(less than 100 days).
- Medicare will not pay for 24-hour home care or long-term care for Alzheimer’s dementia patients, even when the services have been ordered or certified by a Medicare doctor – the program generally pays for short-term, intermittent care.
What of Medicaid? Does It Pay for Home Care Services for Alzheimer’s Dementia Patients?
Unlike Medicare, Medicaid pays for non-medical home care for Alzheimer’s dementia patients.
The federal and state-administered program may also pay for the medical/nursing needs of the patients if they qualify.
Astin Home Care Agency accepts Medicare and Medicaid for Alzheimer’s Dementia Patients
Astin Home Care Agency provides both non-medical and skilled nursing services for different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
We accept both Medicare and Medicaid payments.
To find out if you or your loved one qualify for Medicare or Medicaid coverage, and to which extent, feel free to call us via the details provided below. Our friendly support team is waiting to assists you with all the information you need.
Telephone- (770) 790-0012
Email – [email protected].
Website – https://www.astinhomecare.com/