Affordable Solutions for Home Care Needs
Senior Nannies will work with you and your parent, spouse or other loved one to create an excellent and affordable home care plan that meets his or her needs. Our Care Coordinators can also help you navigate the options for covering the costs of that in-home care.
The Senior Nannies Difference: Ongoing “Back Office” Support
The added value of working with Senior Nannies when arranging home care for a loved one includes the significant administrative support we provide. In addition to helping you to engage a prescreened, reliable caregiver personally matched for your loved one and to manage the scheduling and delivery of care (including responsibility for finding backup care), we:
- • Assist with identifying options available to your parent, spouse or other loved one to help cover the costs of in-home care
- • Aid with understanding insurance eligibility, benefits and coverage terms
- • Help eligible families apply for the Veterans Pension Aid & Attendance benefit (which many veterans and their families aren’t aware of or don’t realize they qualify for)
- • Provide detailed billing records double verified by our compliance and finance teams against work records to ensure transparent, accurate billing
“Back office” support saves our clients time and can relieve you of ongoing responsibilities and worries entailed in managing care for a loved one. The efficiencies achieved and strict oversight on billing can also reduce the overall costs of care. This level of support is an important differentiator to consider when weighing the pros and cons of working with Senior Nannies versus hiring an independent contractor.
Hourly, Daily or Overnight Billing Options
Personal home care is billed at an hourly rate for intermittent visits of a minimum of two hours. This arrangement works especially well for clients who remain independent in most of their daily activities. In live-in care situations, a daily rate applies. When around-the-clock assistance is required, a daily rate applies. We also offer overnight rates for situations in which a personal caregiver is needed to ensure the safety and security of an individual who may get up frequently during the night or wander because of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. In cases when hands-on care and oversight must be delivered or available at a moment’s notice around the clock, 2 shifts of 12 hours each can be arranged.
Rates vary depending on several factors—for example, whether the in-home services required are skilled nursing care or non-medical custodial care, the types of services required, and the frequency with which care is needed.
Financing Options for In-Home Care
There are several options for covering the costs of medical and/or non-medical care home through Senior Nannies. We summarize the main ones below and encourage you to call Senior Nannies at 1-800-748-2129 to speak with a Senior Care Specialist who can give you more guidance on the financial aspects of arranging home care and explain how we can help.
Veterans BenefitsYesPersonal Home CareSkilled Home Health CareYes
Long-Term Care InsuranceYesYes
Medicare, Private Health InsuranceNoYes
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for a wide range of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, including home health care, non-medical personal home care, and senior housing. In order to qualify, three main criteria must be met:
- • Must be a veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days of active duty with at least 1 day during a wartime and was honorably discharged
- • Must show a need for assistance in the home due to an illness or other condition that impedes your lifestyle
- • Must demonstrate a financial need (the inability to afford the care without the VA benefit)
Surviving Spouse$1,149Single Veteran$1,788Married Veteran(spouse needs care)$1,404Married Veteran(with care needs)$2,120
As a Veterans Home Care Partner, Senior Nannies can assist with the complicated VA Aid & Attendance application process, and in some instances we can provide care before the benefit is approved. Senior Nannies has helped hundreds of veterans and their families establish eligibility for home care-related VA benefits, including the Aid & Attendance benefit. We may be able to start care in as little as a week after the application has been submitted, and typically have the benefit initiated in 30 days or less. This compares very favorably with the reported 6 to 9 months it can take for the benefit to be approved.
If you believe that VA home care benefits may apply to your situation, contact us to fill out and submit a VetAssist form. We’ll take care of the rest.