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Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in New Castle and Kent Counties. Click here to Request Assistance from the Delaware Care Planning Council.
Although this area is temporarily without a member to assist you we can still help you with any concerns you may have. We can also put you in contact with various elder care services in Sussex County. Click here to Request Assistance from the Delaware Care Planning Council.
Although most home care is provided by family, friends or volunteers, there is a growing trend in Delaware to hire paid individuals or professionals to provide this care in the home. The hiring of care is prompted by a growing trend for traditional caregivers to be employed full-time and unable to offer much help or for family to live hundreds of miles away from the loved one and find it difficult to offer hands-on long-distance care.
In the year 2000, about 12,800 home health agencies served approximately 8,600,000 clients across the United States . In that year Medicare paid an estimated 85% to 90% of the total cost of home health agency services amounting to $ 8,700,000,000. Although current figures are not yet available, the number of home health agencies has been going up year after year as well as the number of clients being served.
Although home health agencies are privately owned, Medicare is the principle payer for their services. Home health services through Medicare are available under parts A and B. In order to qualify for Medicare homecare a person must have a skilled need, must be homebound and there must be a plan of care ordered by a Physician.