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Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Home health care

Getting extra support at home can be a terrific source of relief. Agencies offer companion care such as CNA’s (certified nurse’s assistants or HHA’s Home health aides.) Normally, these individuals take a brief course on how to care for someone. Another option is skilled health care providers who have had years of schooling such as nurses and physical therapists. Normally, Medicare and Medicaid pay for some home care after a hospital visit.

Most home care providers will assist with transportation, cleaning, cooking, bathing, toiletry, personal hygiene, errands, doctor’s visits, communication wi...


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