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Private Duty / In-Home Care

WHAT IS IN-HOME CARE?

Home care includes any non-medical support services that allow a person to live safely in their home. In-home care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has special needs or a disability.

 

Medical research shows that a familiar environment can speed recovery, reduce stress, and ensure comfort. Our in-home private duty services can be availed without a physician’s order and offer greater convenience, privacy, and a more economical alternative to the rising costs of institutions.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IN-HOME CARE

The biggest advantage of in-home care is for seniors; it allows older adults to age in place and avoid making the move to an institution.

At home, a senior feels most comfortable with the environment. Home care is also the most cost-effective health care delivery offered as there are no room and board costs compared to nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other institutional care settings. Home care offers individualized services that are tailored to the client’s health care needs and finances.

Adult children of seniors serve as primary caregivers to the ill or elderly loved ones. In-home care assistance allows family caregivers to carry own with their life priorities like work, childcare, spousal relationship, and more time for self.

In general, receiving non-medical home care reduces unavoidable hospital readmission, and research show that individuals are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery heal more quickly when recovering at home instead of a medical facility.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOME HEALTH & IN-HOME CARE

These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but home care and home health care are two different types of in-home care:

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Home care is non-medical care, such as companionship and help with daily activities like bathing, moving around and household chores. It is often paid for out-of-pocket or through long-term care insurance.

Home health care is skilled care, such as nursing and physical therapy, which requires an order from a doctor. It is often paid for through Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Some people receive both home health care and personal home care at the same time. A home health aide through skilled home health services can assist with bathing and grooming. A caregiver through home care can provide additional support that isn’t covered by Medicare, such as companionship, light housekeeping and help with errands.

Some people receive both home health care and personal home care at the same time. A home health aide through skilled home health services can assist with bathing and grooming. A caregiver through home care can provide additional support that isn’t covered by Medicare, such as companionship, light housekeeping and help with errands.

WHAT WE OFFER

Personal Services

Assistance with self-care, such as meal planning & preparation, medication reminders, grooming, bathing, dressing, and using the toilet

Supervision for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or any cognitive impairment

Home Services 

Helping with light housekeeping, laundry, changing of bed linens, removal of garbage, and other errands

Supporting safety at home by assisting with ambulation, mobility, and fall prevention

Support with activities that maximize independence

Companionship Services 

Friendly conversation and social interaction

Engaging in hobbies and activities (e.g., playing cards, checkers, etc.) and aiding with reading

Monitoring activities of daily living

Escorting to appointments, errands, and activities

PAYING FOR IN-HOME CARE

Personal care and companionship services are usually paid directly by the person receiving care (private pay), or through long-term care insurance or Medicaid. Our Agency will bill you, your insurance, or another person or organization authorized to pay for services.

 

Private Duty services are not always covered by insurance. Our team will help you to determine whether or not your care is a covered benefit. If you do have insurance coverage, Anova will bill your insurance company directly.

Anova is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and a registered provider for the following programs:

OBRA Waiver

Options Waiver

Independence Waiver

Community Health Choices (CHC)

Veterans Affairs (VA)

WHY ANOVA? 

Anova Health Care System is a family-owned and operated business specializing in comprehensive home care and support services. On a mission to bringing high-quality, compassionate health care to patients in their own homes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and surrounding counties, we provide meaningful individualized treatment for each individual.

Our team ensures top-quality caregivers through a meticulous screening and selection process. We train our employees in the skills they require, and we regularly monitor their performance. 

Our screening process includes a review of professional and character references, proper licensure or certification, criminal history record, child abuse record, satisfactory work record, and drug testing. Employees must also comply with Anova policies and our Agreement to Standards. 

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Staff competence is monitored and evaluated on a regular basis. We provide specific training to caregivers if additional skills are needed to meet the needs of our patients.

INITIATING IN-HOME CARE

To get started, call the Anova home care office near you or call 1-888-266-8211. We’ll learn about your family’s needs and answer your questions about in-home care. After a complimentary home care consultation, we’ll match you with a professional caregiver.

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