What is Private Pay Home Care?

As a private pay home care agency, Visiting Angels helps families in Richmond, VA and throughout Henrico and Hanover Counties find options to pay for senior care services

Independent senior living at home has become a popular option for older adults in Richmond and surrounding Virginia communities. Not only does it allow seniors to stick to their own schedule and routine, but it also allows them to live out their golden years in familiar surroundings. If your loved one is experiencing age-related difficulties, hiring a professional agency might be a better option than a nursing home. But figuring out how to pay for care can be stressful.

That’s why Visiting Angels Richmond works with families to create care plans that are comprehensive and affordable. We are a private pay agency, meaning families pay for care out of pocket. However, we’re committed to helping you find options and benefits that can make in-home senior care more affordable.

Why Choose a Professional Home Care Agency Over an Independent Caregiver?

There are many independent local caregivers whom you could trust to provide the care your loved one needs. However, counting on a professional agency like Visiting Angels can make managing care for your loved one easier. We thoroughly screen all of our caregivers to make sure they have the right experience and character for the job. We’re also responsible for managing payroll, benefits and scheduling. That way, you don’t have to spend time managing your loved one’s caregiver or worry about their caregiver’s qualifications.

In addition, choosing a professional home care agency means you’re choosing caregivers who work with your loved one’s schedule, not the other way around. We create customized care plans for every client so your loved one can receive the care they need when they need it most. You’ll also have the option to choose a caregiver whom you think will be a perfect fit.

What Are My Options for Financing In-Home Senior Care?

Unfortunately, most traditional medical and health insurance plans do not cover the cost of in-home senior care. However, long-term care insurance can help cover your loved one’s future care needs.

You’ll want to figure out if your loved one has this type of policy; usually, this type of insurance is established by middle-age adults who do not yet need care at home. Talk with their Power of Attorney or insurance broker to see if they have this policy and how much it covers.

You can also pay for senior care services out of pocket. Luckily, our care coordinators will work with you during the initial consultation to create a personalized care plan and discuss costs. That way, you’ll have what you need to know upfront and not have to pay for services your loved one doesn’t need.

Learn more about private pay options by contacting our Richmond, VA home care agency today. Visiting Angels is here for you!

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