Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services Offers Bay Area Seniors an Economical Living Option

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A local home care agency offers a way for seniors to hold onto their retirement savings a bit longer.

With the uncertainty of the economy many seniors are looking at new options to save a buck. Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services Inc., offers private -duty home care services that allow seniors to hold tighter to their retirement savings and remain in their own homes with part-time care until they are ready to make the financial and emotional investment of moving into an assisted living community.

“Most of our clients hire us to assist them a few hours a day with daily activities like preparing meals, providing transportation, companionship, bathing and dressing,” said Marci Sadorf, R.N. for Bayshore Health & Homemaker Services Inc. “Most of our senior community is very independent and is not in need of full time assistance; just a few hours of help here and there can keep them safe and feeling independent in their own home.”

Private- duty home care is a growing trend within the senior population and the services offered differ from what is often thought as traditional home healthcare. Traditionally home healthcare is a service provided to homebound individuals who have a need such as skilled nursing care or physical therapy. This service is covered by Medicare and many other insurances. Private-duty home care, however, is a service that offers daily or weekly help to individuals who may need just a little bit of help with daily living needs such as assistance with hygiene, personal care or even assistance keeping up the home.

Private-duty home care is not covered by traditional insurance or Medicare. However, seniors are able to use their Long Term Care insurance or pay out-of –pocket for this service until they feel the amount of care they are requiring for them to stay in their home equals the cost of an assisted living community. Seniors throughout the Bay Area are finding this trend toward aging at home a welcome alternative.

Bayshore Health and Homemaker Services is a fully licensed, bonded and insured home health agency serving the needs of seniors thorough the Tampa Bay Area. Bayshore has been in business as a family owned company since 1986. For more information, go to http://www.bayshorehomecare.com.

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