Frequently Asked Questions

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What is home health care?

Home health care is an affordable way for people to get the care they need in the comfort of and safety of their own home.  It can be medical or non-medical care depending on the needs of the person.

Does Medicare cover home health care?

Medicaid will cover in-home health care if you meet the criteria.  Som medicare programs will cover in-home health care depending on medical necessity.

All states have at least one home and community-based service waiver program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for certain services to help you stay at home or in a community-based setting (for example, in an assisted living facility).  Such services may include personal care, homemaker services, case management, adult day care, personal care, skilled nursing care, and therapy services.  Home modifications, respite care, and help with chores may also be covered.  The amount and type of services that Medicaid will cover for you vary by state.

You may qualify for help from a Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waiver program if you:

  • meet your state’s level-of-care or functional eligibility requirements for home and community-based services; and
  • have income and assets below certain guidelines.

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What is a caregiver and what are the responsibilities of a caregiver?

A caregiver is one who provides help and support to someone who is either temporarily or permanently unable to function optimally on their own.  Such as elderly, or one with a long term or short term disabilities. Examples of support would be with daily living life skills and tasks from getting ready for the day, taking care of meals, running errands, helping with appointments, and medication reminders and sometimes but often most importantly companionship.

Is caregiver expenses tax deductible?

If you hire a company or person on a private pay base it is tax deductible. If it is given through a state or federally funded program it is not tax deductible.

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