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An Introduction to Home Health Care

Getting extra support at home can be a tremendous source of relief. Often, Medicare and Medicaid will pay for some home care following a hospital stay.

One option to find that extra help is through a companion care agency, where you can hire CNAs (certified nurse’s assistants) and HHAs (home health aides). Normally, companion care providers have completed a course on home care. Another option is hiring a skilled healthcare provider such as a nurse or physical therapist. These professionals have undergone years of education and training.

Home care providers generally assist with transportation, cleaning, cooking, bathing and personal hygiene, toileting, doctor’s visits and communicating with healthcare providers, and errands. Please call the Orlando Senior Help Desk at the Jewish Pavilion for a referral or assistance with finding community resources.

While most seniors face major adjustments when transitioning to an elder-care community, Jewish seniors face additional challenges. Not only do they lose their homes, and many of their friends, but they also lose ties to their cultural heritage. This is where the Jewish Pavilion, a 501c3 non-profit, steps in. The Pavilion serves as a resource that provides room visits, festive holiday celebrations, and more to 450 Jewish residents across 50 senior facilities. The Jewish Pavilion promotes inclusion, and thousands of seniors of all faiths are welcomed into our programs.

The Orlando Senior Help Desk (407-678-9363) helps thousands of callers navigate their way through the daunting senior maze, alleviating caregiver stress while giving advice on all types of elder issues.