BGCAP - Homecare
Homecare is a program to help people over 60 years of age who might otherwise have to live in nursing homes. In-home services are meant to help with basic needs of daily living. They do not take the place of medical care or professional nursing services. Homecare services include:
Homemaker - Helping you with housework, laundry, shopping;
Personal Care - Assist with bathing, dressing or other personal needs;
Respite - Staying with you for a short while if you cannot stay alone and your caregiver needs to be away;
Escort - Go with you to the doctor or other places if you can't go alone;
Case Management/Assessment - Determining your needs, making a care plan and schedule for your care.
Since Homecare is a social service rather than a health care service, you do not need a doctor's order for care. If you or someone you know is 60 or over and need help to stay at home, contact call BGADD 1-866-665-7921.