Private care is care that is paid for out of pocket, or privately, or by a long-term care policy. Private care is not limited by insurance restrictions or requirements. It may include the services a patient or family want, and may be long- or short-term. Patients may receive private care in their homes, a skilled nursing or rehab facility, a hospital, or even while they are on vacation.
Some individuals require greater assistance than Medicare or private insurance will cover for home health care or hospice care. They, or their family caregivers, may want to consider private care.
Private care allows seniors and disabled individuals to remain in their homes and communities, offering the assistance they need and giving family members peace of mind, with the knowledge that their loved one has the companionship and stimulation from a trained home care professional—who can act as “eyes and ears” to spot changes in health.
Private care can complement or extend covered services, if you would be more comfortable with care above and beyond what Medicare or insurance will cover. Private care services range from round-the-clock skilled nursing care to a one-time escort home from a medical procedure that requires assistance on discharge.
Private care services may include:
You may want to consider private care for yourself or your loved one for several reasons: