What is Non – Medical Care?
Non-medical care is best defined as care or assistance provided by individuals without licensed medical training. Providing non – medical care means assisting elderly, disabled persons, or chronically ill individuals recovering from a disability. Caregivers will assist their clients with activities of daily living, such as eating, maintaining personal hygiene (showering, dressing, toileting, hair and oral care, etc), and basic mobility. Medication reminders are also considered part of the non-medical home care service. Most non-medical home care will also include transportation, light housekeeping, cooking and companionship as part of their services.
Who Can Provide Non-Medical Care?
Non- medical care can be provided by friends, spouses, or other family members. A lot of families and/or people in need of home care, will hire private caregivers or a company with trained employees who can provide care on an hourly or daily basis. Non-medical care can be provided in the comfort of your own home, at adult day care centers, assisted living and senior living communities, and skilled nursing homes.
How Much Does Non-Medical Care Cost?
The cost for non – medical care can vary anywhere from $21.00 – $30.00 an hour depending on daytime, overnight, or overtime charges. Most non-medical care is private pay only. However, so non-medical care can be covered under long term care policies.