Paying for Senior Care in Your Home in Fort Washington, Trappe and Surrounding area
In this article, we review some of the more common funding options for senior care and assisted living at home care in Abington, Plymouth Meeting, Malvern and surrounding areas.. Senior care can range from a few hours a week of personal care or companionship from an in-home care provider, to 24/7 in-home Live In or Hourly care, to skilled nursing care in a nursing home.
Many who have not done their research mistakenly believe that Medicare is the answer for long-term care. In reality, it covers only a very narrow range of costs. It is important that you understand ahead of time the benefits and limits of Medicare, so you adequately prepare for senior care needs.
Although rates vary, LongTermCare.gov estimates nursing home care costs at over $6,000 per month.
In-home care is generally far less expensive, but costs vary greatly, depending on where you live, the level of care and hours of service required each week.
How will you pay for long-term care? Options include Medicare, Medicaid (if you qualify - usually through Area Agency on Aging), long-term care insurance, Veterans Administration benefits and private pay home care/ out of pocket (from your savings and assets). Below is the contact information for your local agencies.Comfort Keepers offers private pay home care King of Prussia and Springfield PA and the surrounding areas. If you need further assistance, please call our office at (610) 783-7878.
Area Offices Agency Services for Aging:
Delaware County: COSA or County Office Services for the Aging: 610-490-1300, www.delcosa.org
Mongtomery County: MCAAS or Montgomery County Adult and Aging Services: 610-278-3601, http://mcaas.montcopa.org/mcaas/site/default.asp
Chester County: Chesco 610-344-6000, http://www.chesco.org/aging/site/default.asp
Philadelphia County: PCA or Philadelphia Corporation of Aging, 215-765-9040, http://www.pcacares.org/
Veterans Administration: Medical Centers, Hospital, Outpatient Clinics, Local County Offices
VA Medical Centers: Veterans who reside in Montgomery and Delaware County, report using the following VA Medical Centers depending on needs.
Coatesville Medical Center: 610-292-6172, http://www.coatesville.va.gov/
Philadelphia Medical Center: 1-215-823-5800, http://www.philadelphia.va.gov/
Wilmington DE Medical Center: 1-302-994-2511. http://www.wilmington.va.gov/
Veterans Outpatient Medical, Social Service and General Information Centers:
Springfield Outpatient VA Services: http://www.coatesville.va.gov/services/Springfield_Outpatient_Clinic_Mainpage.asp
Delaware County Veterans Affairs Office in Media, PA for information on Veterans Benefits and Free Transportation from Springfield location to Coatesville Medical Center and return for Veterans. http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/vet_affairs/news.html
Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office in Norristown, PA - http://mcva.montcopa.org/mcva/Resources/serviceinfo.aspωOrganization=117&ServiceID=287&url
Chester County Veterans Affairs Office in West Chester, PA- http://www.chesco.org/chesco/cwp/view.aspωa=1413&Q=573555
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Office - http://www.vba.va.gov/ro/philly/index.htm
Non-Profit Organizations that provide support to those who qualify:
ALS Chapter Philadelphia - http://www.alsphiladelphia.org/patient-services
MS Society of Delaware Valley - http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAE/Find-Resources-and-Support?orderby=3&order=asc&categoryid=184&allcatids=184
Comfort Keepers National and Local Discounts - Is your Company part of our discount program?
Is your company included in the national discount programs Comfort Keepers offers to large and small businesses? To find out, ask your Human Resources or Benefits Department. If your company is interested in learning more about the discount program offered please give us a call or click HERE.
For employees of Sodexho, Lowes and existing discount program members, please contact our office for information on in-home senior care services for your loved one and to find out the discounted rate offered from our published personal care and home support rates. To received the discounted rate, you must be a current employee of an existing discount program member. For more information please call our office at (610) 783-7878 or our Springfield Office at (610) 543-6300. We are here to help you keep your loved one home instead of assisted living or nursing home. Comfort Keepers services are offered hourly and Live-In. If you are in need of senior transportation in combination with a home care service in Abington, Villanova or surrounding areas please call today and find out how Comfort Keepers can help.