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Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered, What's Not?

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Man receiving care at home.
BrightStar Care

Sharon Roth Maguire, M.S., R.N., gerontological nurse practitioner-BC, and the chief clinical quality officer at BrightStar Care®.
Sharon Roth Maguire, M.S., R.N., gerontological nurse practitioner-BC, and the chief clinical quality officer at BrightStar Care®.BrightStar

Meet our home care and in-home care expert


Health insurance and medical forms.
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Terminology matters when it comes to insurance coverage


Woman asking in home care questions.
BrightStar Care

Ask questions so you know what’s offered and what to expect


Caregiver pushing a woman in wheelchair.
BrightStar Care

Non-medical, custodial care is likely private pay


In-home caregiver cooking with woman in kitchen.
BrightStar Care

These services fall into the custodial category


Custodial care for senior couple at home.
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No medical order is needed for non-covered, custodial care


Medical order form.
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A medical order is needed to have skilled services paid for


Woman providing skilled care services for young girl at home.
BrightStar Care

Skilled services must be provided by a licensed professional


Home nursing care.
BrightStar Care

All home care companies aren’t alike


Woman having tea at home with caregiver.
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Is the company licensed?


Home caregiver with senior man.
BrightStar Care

How are care providers trained?


Interview home health care, in-home care.
BrightStar Care

Takeaway


The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver

The Candid Caregiver (TCC) is a safe place for all caregivers, of any condition area or caregiving level, to go for candid yet professional guidance. Questions will be answered, tough topics will be discussed, and the caregivers will ultimately have a place where they, themselves, feel cared for. No topics are off the table. Ask your questions and share your stories on social media using the hashtag #TheCandidCaregiver.

TCC's lead caregiver and author is Carol Bradley Bursack, a veteran family caregiver with more than two decades of experience.