All At Home Health Care is a full service Home Care Agency located in Allston Massachusetts. We provide services throughout Massachusetts including Metro-Boston, North Shore, South Shore and Metro-West areas. We provide Nursing Care, Psychiatric Nursing, Home Health Aides and Homemaking services as well as Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy.
There are two types of home care services: “skilled” and “personal.”
Skilled care is care provided by a Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, or Social Worker. Doctors order skilled services when they decide it is medically necessary. If your family member needs skilled care, he or she may also qualify for some personal care.
Personal care (assistance with daily activities like bathing, grooming, etc.) is provided by a home health aide, or by workers called home attendants, personal care attendants, or aides. Companion and homemaker services, a third type, provide nonmedical care such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping and other tasks.
Medicare, Medicaid (MassHealth), or private insurance will usually pay for skilled services provided by a nurse or therapist when ordered by a doctor. Medicare and Medicaid will pay for home care services for the period that you or your family member needs skilled services as long as certain eligibility criteria are met. The staff at All At Home will work with your Physician to determine eligibility, authorize services and complete all necessary paperwork. Private Health Insurance will also pay for home care services, but each plan may vary in terms of what services are covered and for how long.
Personal care (without a skilled service)
Medicare and most supplemental plans will not pay for personal care alone.
Medicaid, or MassHealth, may pay for personal care services. In Massachusetts, MassHealth may pay for personal care services for those that meet specific eligibility criteria, but often, when approved, these services can continue for as long as there is a need and is paid for 100% by MassHealth with no out of pocket expense to the patient.
All At Home Health Care provides this type of personal care through referrals from area Elder Services Agencies, or ASAP’s (Aging Service Access Points) as well through a program called Group Adult Foster Care.