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What is home care?
Care provided in the comfort and security of your home through a licensed agency gives you, your family and friends a sense of control and peace of mind. Home care provides a wide range of health and social services to patients and teaches families to help care for their family member. Home care is personalized care that reduces the anxiety and stress associated with most forms of healthcare and allows a maximum amount of freedom for the individual. In most cases, home care also means significant savings in the cost of care when compared to a hospital setting or nursing home.
Millions of Americans rely on home care to stay out of a hospital, nursing home, rest home or other institution and remain in the comfort of their own homes. There is no more important social value than keeping families together, particularly in a time of illness. There is much scientific evidence that patients heal more quickly at home and there is very high consumer satisfaction associated with care delivered in the home.
Home care not only helps add years to life but also life to years. Studies in the US and abroad show that those receiving homecare have a higher rate of life satisfaction.
Why can’t I just hire a caregiver directly? Why use Century?
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What services do home health care agencies provide?
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A Word on Patient Choice of Care Provider
According to the Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled Act (title XVIII of the Social Security Act), known as “Medicare,” a “patient is free to choose any qualified institution, agency, or person offering him/her services.” In addition, since the Massachusetts Department of Public Health does not “waive” freedom of choice, Medicaid recipients are also free to choose the service provider of their choice. What does this mean? It means you have the right to choose your healthcare options. Don’t let your care provider be chosen for you. Choose Century.