The Veterans Administration offers programs that can reimburse veterans for home care based on certain qualification criteria. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Veterans Administration website. Your Angels Homecare representative can discuss the VA benefit with you in more detail during the initial in-home interview.
Illinois Department of Aging – Community Care Program
This program offers services and supports to qualifying older Illinoisans to help work with them to remain in their homes, if that is their choice, and avoid unnecessary institutionalization.
Established in 1979 by Public Act 81-202, the Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program helps senior citizens, who might otherwise need nursing home care, to remain in their own homes by providing in-home and community-based services.
This care program aims to assist seniors in maintaining their independence and providing cost-effective alternatives to nursing home placement.
Viatical Life Settlements
If your loved one has a life insurance policy, there are companies that offer insurance owners the option to sell their policies in exchange for a lump sum payment that is greater than the cash surrender value.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-term care insurance helps cover the cost of senior care at home or in a nursing facility. It helps protect your loved one’s assets and can cover much of the cost of home care, depending on the policy terms. Senior Helpers works with most long-term care insurance companies, so be sure to find out if your loved one has a policy.
If your loved one has equity in their home, they can probably qualify for a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage is a loan against your home that you do not have to pay back for as long as you live there. With a reverse mortgage, you can turn the value of your home into cash without having to move or to repay the loan each month. These funds can then be used to pay for home care.
In many states, there are local and state funded programs that offer limited care for seniors who meet certain criteria. Please contact an Angels Homecare funding specialist for information about where to locate local and state programs in your area.
Angels Homecare offers a choice of payment options for your convenience. We generate invoices for our services on a bi-weekly basis for the prior two weeks and can send the invoice directly to the client, their family, a trusted advisor or long-term care insurance company. Our invoices are detailed with the dates and times of service along with the caregiver who provided care on each day.
Most of our clients are “private pay,” which means they submit payment directly to us each billing cycle. For your convenience, we accept payments by paypal, checks and credit cards.