What is Home Care?
Home Care refers to a variety of services that allow people to remain safely and comfortably in their homes.
Some Twin Cities home care services are health-related (e.g., medication management), while others are considered supportive (e.g., help with laundry, meals and bathing.) Home Care services in Minneapolis / St. Paul and surrounding counties may be performed by nurses, therapists, home health aides, homemakers or companions.
Why Choose Us?
When you choose Legacy Home Care, you'll enjoy the flexibility of selecting a la carte services or obtaining one of our cost-effective service packages.
We can tailor a Minneapolis / St. Paul home care plan to your specific needs. We're part of Home Health Care, Inc., a local, family-owned business, rated a "Top 10" agency by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. Serving the Twin Cities 11-County Metro area, with clients in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota and surrounding counties, in cities such as Bloomington, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Edina, Highland Park, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Orono, Richfield, Roseville, Wayzata and others, our Legacy Home Care team includes professionals who are licensed, bonded and insured. We understand the importance of your being comfortable inviting us into your home.
Private Pay Home Care
Paying privately for home care services, like those offered by Legacy Home Care, is often a necessity for seniors and others who want to remain living independently in their homes. Home care is the fastest growing segment of the health care industry, with more people in need of extensive in-home care. Legacy live-in services allow older adults and others to remain at home and can be a viable alternative to assisted living or a nursing home. We also offer Medicare and Medicaid-Certified home care services through Home Health Care, Inc. You'll enjoy the same staff and more seamless care should you be homebound and your doctor determines you need skilled care. Medicare typically covers these services in 60-day increments called episodes. Since Medicare typically doesn't pay for long term care, the burden of payment is on the individual or their family. However, there are many possible ways to afford Legacy Twin Cities private pay home care services. Many organizations associated with major diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Cancer, offer programs to assist individuals who need help paying for home care services. Check with the local Twin Cities agency supporting your illness. Additionally, many religious organizations have funds available for their members. Some community organizations, along with state and local governments, provide funds for home health and supportive services. Depending on your eligibility and financial circumstances, these organizations may pay for all or a portion of your Minneapolis / St. Paul home care services. Hospital discharge planners, social workers, local offices on aging, and the United Way are excellent sources for information about community resources.
Statistics show that the majority of people are going to need some type of long term care in their lifetime. For those who don't have the savings available to pay for St. Paul / Minneapolis private pay home care, Long Term Care (LTC) insurance may be an option. LTC insurance was originally offered to protect individuals from the catastrophic expense of a lengthy stay in a nursing home. However, as the public need and preference for home care has grown, private long-term care insurance policies have expanded their coverage of personal care, companionship, and other in-home services. Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), formerly known as reverse mortgages, are loans you take on the equity you have accrued in your house. This option may offer you the funds needed for home care in order to remain in the comfort of your own home. The Veterans Administration (VA) also has programs which may pay for some private pay home care services. The surviving spouse of a veteran may also qualify. Check with the VA for program information and eligibility requirements.