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Los Angeles, California Home Care: Search Near You, How To Pay, Licensing, Local Resources, and Questions To Ask

Los Angeles is a beautiful, sunshine-filled location for those looking at home care services. With its beaches, state parks, and other attractions, Los Angeles is a hub for diversity, outdoor enthusiasts, and retirees. Agencies in this area could accept State Medicaid, private payers, and long-term care insurance.

CareAvailability.com has been used by families and care professionals in the Los Angeles area to find real-time home care availability and provide a comprehensive list of options for care. We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best home care companies in and around Los Angeles. We do extensive research on the facilities and provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Home Care In Los Angeles, CA

Home care is a service that involves providing assistance to another who may need help with physical or cognitive care needs. This type of care is often offered to seniors in their home environment and can help them stay independent while they age in place.

Home care is different than home health, which is offered to people who are recovering from an injury or hospital admittance with the goal of recovering at home.  Home care is normally classified as non-medical care in the home to help with activities of daily living (ADL). ADLs are basic daily activities that are necessary for independent living. These include bathing, dressing, personal grooming, eating, mobility, and maintaining continence.

Considerations when looking for care in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is the most populated city in the California, with the population tipping over 3,800,000 in 2020’s census. The Mediterranean climate, iconic film industry, and diverse culture have led Los Angeles to become a preferred location for senior citizens to retire, and so the need for senior care has become more of a factor.

Los Angeles is also home to many attractions and tourist destinations, including The Los Angeles State Historic Park and the iconic Hollywood sign.

Cities near Los Angeles, CA with Home Care Options

  • Glendale – 10 miles north of Los Angeles.
  • Pasadena – 10.8 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
  • Burbank – 12 miles north of Los Angeles.
  • Santa Monica – 14 miles west of Los Angeles.
  • West Covina – 18.5 miles east of Los Angeles.
  • Torrance – 20.6 miles southwest of Los Angeles.

How To Pay for Home Care

Home care costs can sometimes come as a surprise given the constantly rising costs of care. However, there are ways in which some or all the cost of care may be covered.

Health Insurance, such as Medicare, will often pay for some of the cost of care related to rehabilitation within limits, however there are often limitations to this. For home care, the cost is not normally covered by standard health insurance but can be covered by State Medicaid benefits if an individual qualifies.

Other means for paying for in-home care include:

  • Medi-Cal (by county)
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
  • Long-term care insurance plans
  • Veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits
  • Private funds
  • Whole life insurance plans
  • Reverse mortgages

How much does home care in Los Angeles, CA cost?

The average cost associate with home care in Los Angeles, CA is $5,910 / month for a full to part-time caregiver.

One benefit of home care is that you are normally able to request only the hours of care you are needing, which may lower a person’s cost of care greatly as long as minimums are met. Hours can vary from as little as 1 hour all the way up to 24-hour care, depending on the level of acuity/care needs.

Although the cost can seem overwhelming, it’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Los Angeles, CA

Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center
1401 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015

PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital
1225 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Los Angeles Downtown Medical Center
1711 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Area Agencies on Aging The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by contracted agencies. This webpage is intended for those who provide, or seek to provide a variety of aging services.

The Home Care Services Bureau is responsible for licensing Home Care Organizations including processing applications, receiving and responding to complaints and conducting unannounced visits to ensure compliance.

California Department of Aging Under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These programs are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

California Rural Indian Health Board The Pit River Tribe of California’s Rancherias in the operating area are as follows: * Montgomery Creek Rancheria * Roaring Creek Rancheria * Burney * Lookout Rancheria * XL Ranch Rancheria * Likely Rancheria * Big Bend Rancheria The main site, Burney Indian Health Clinic, in Burney, CA offers full time health care in many fields. As a service to the community the Shasta County W.I.C. Program is also located at the site in Burney. A satellite office, the XL Ranch Reservation Clinic, is located in Alturas, CA (Modoc County) providing referral and outreach services. The principal referral facility is Mercy Medical Center Hospital in Redding, CA which approximately miles from the main clinic site. This facility offers general medicine with 169 medical/surgical, 14 ICU, 14 CCU, 19 Pedriatrics, 29 Perinatal, 5 Acute/Respiratory and 6 ICCN beds

Eldercare Locator This is a great resource to search for specific care in specific counties and cities. This database is a nationwide resource that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Connect with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver education or respite from caregiving responsibilities. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Medicare provides a search feature to find & compare providers near you, most senior housing and care providers are included on CareAvailability.com. Find & compare plans in your area. Determine if you qualify for premium savings

Medicaid offers information on how to apply for Medicaid, eligibility criteria, links to local state offices, and additional resources.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone with the disease, information and resources are available.

Questions and inquiries about home care

Agency Information

  • Is the agency RN operated?
  • Is the agency a franchise or locally owned and operated?
  • Is the agency licensed by WA State Department of Health?
  • Is the agency licensed for both home care and home health?
  • Does the agency have liability insurance?
  • Can the agency respond to you 24/7?

Caregiver Information

  • Are employees licensed, bonded & insured? Or are they independent contractors?
  • Does the agency test skills, conduct behavioral interviews and verify caregiver credentials?
  • Are caregivers required to have current certifications for First Aid, CPR, and TB?
  • Are caregivers provided continuing education/training?
  • Can authorized individuals monitor care and make requests online in real time?
  • Does the agency offer caregiver replacement when the “fit” may not be right?

Documentation and Supervision

  • Does an RN/MSW/Care Manager conduct a free home care assessment?
  • Does an RN/MSW/Care Manager create a home care plan?
  • Does an RN/MSW/Care Manager supervise the caregivers?
  • Do caregivers receive client orientation before arriving at a client’s home?

Policies and Cost

  • Can services be cancelled with a 4-hour notification?
  • Does the agency offer flexible scheduling, custom care plans, and  a continuum of care?
  • Does the agency have weekly or monthly minimums?
  • What is the hourly minimum per shift?
  • Does the agency offer home care discounts?
  • What is the required deposit?
  • Will the agency accept long-term care insurance?

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Experts in the senior care & retirement living industries

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