Care and companionship in the comfort of home

Home care allows seniors to age at home while maintaining comfort, connection, and quality of life. Home care can be provided by a family caregiver, a paid Care Professional, or a combination of the two.

Aging man and Care Professional smile and prepare food together

Families benefit from professional home care

There are many reasons professional home care can be a great option for you and your family.

  • Customization
    A personalized care plan allows you to start with only the services you need, then add services as needs change.
  • Minimized germ exposure
    Receiving care at home can help reduce potential exposure to illnesses.
  • 1:1 care
    An in-home Care Pro provides undivided attention with a focus on comfort and safety.
  • Continuity and familiarity
    Aging at home preserves vital social connections and the comfort of familiar surroundings.
  • Companionship
    Care Pros build personal relationships with their Clients, reducing feelings of loneliness and depression.
  • Better health outcomes
    A Care Pro’s individual attention may improve medication adherence and nutrition. Both can improve health outcomes.
  • Dignity and Independence
    Unlike institutionalized care, home care allows aging adults to maintain dignity and independence.
  • Respite care
    Home care can complement the care that family members choose to provide, allowing them time to care for themselves, too.
  • Affordability
    Home care can cost much less than assisted living or nursing home fees.

Frequently asked questions

You might consider home care in a few different situations.

Short term

If you’re returning home after a hospitalization, and need help while recovering and regaining strength and abilities, home care may be able to provide the assistance you need.

Long term

If you’re unable to perform one or more activities of daily living (ADLs), home care can help you with them. ADLs include:

  • Personal hygiene (bathing and grooming)
  • Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Continence management (toileting)
  • Transferring – the ability to change position and walk Independently
  • Transportation and shopping
  • Mental support and companionship
  • Managing a household
  • Preparing meals
  • Managing medications
  • Managing finances
  • Communicating with others

If you currently live in an assisted living facility, you can layer on home care to provide focused, 1:1 care and companionship when it’s needed most.

Long-term care insurance (LTCI)

LTCI can cover a portion or all of the costs of home care. If you have an LTCI policy, check it for details.

Self Funding

Many individuals and families without LTCI fund home care using money from their savings, investments, or income. Some find it helpful to put the equity of their home to work, by taking out a home equity line of credit or doing a reverse mortgage. If you have a life insurance policy, there are companies that offer Life Insurance Settlements.This gives you the option to sell your policy in exchange for a lump sum payment that’s greater than the cash surrender value. It’s important to fully understand the details and complexities of reverse mortgages and life settlements before entering into either of them.

Non-accepted payment sources:

  • Medicare Advantage
  • Medicaid

Honor's diverse team of outstanding Care Pros reflects a wide range of cultural backgrounds, languages, ages, and life experiences.

Many of our Care Pros are licensed Certified Nursing Assistants, some are certified Home Health Aides, others are Licensed Vocational Nurses. We also select many Care Professionals who may not be accredited but have something equally valuable—experience.

Honor conducts a thorough screening and background check of our Care Pros before sending them into a Client’s home. In addition to fingerprinting and background checks, we screen for DMV driving records, drug-testing, and strict minimum-age requirements.

Honor Care Pros have a solid foundation of training, including how to use mechanical lifting equipment, basic knowledge of how to support Clients living with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, and how to assist with daily living activities such as bathing, grooming, and hygiene.

Honor has developed protocols, Care Pro training, and technology to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and support the health of our Clients and Care Pros. We’ve added the following advanced infection control steps:

  • Additional safeguards supporting Clients and Care Pros
  • Pre-visit check and safety tools for Care Pros
  • Expanded PPE requirements and training
  • Staying informed and leading our industry

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