By Nancy Ludin
CEO Jewish Pavilion 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Home health care


April 28, 2023

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 are skilled health care providers who have had years of schooling such as nurses, physical therapists etc. Normally, Medicare and Medicaid pays for some home care after a hospital visit.

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

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