What’s the Difference Between Short Term and Long Term Care?

Short Term Care is provided by Certified Home Care Agencies (CHAAs) to patients for a short period of time usually following an acute episode such as a hospital stay. These services are usually covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

Long Term Care programs such as MLTCs provide Home Care services to Medicaid patients who require long term assistance with their activities of daily living, and choose to remain living in their own home with assistance from a home health aide, in addition to other benefits.

A LHCSA provides Home Health Aide services for patients as a contracted vendor for both the CHAA and the MLTC.

New Century Home Care offers the following home care services:

Personal Care:

  • Assistance with bathing
  • Dressing and grooming
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Monitor diet and nutrition
  • Feeding
  • Accompany on walks
Household Chores:

  • Meal preparation
  • Care for house plants
  • Receive home deliveries
  • Prepare grocery lists
  • Light housekeeping
  • Change linens
  • Personal laundry
  • Light ironing
  • Light vacuuming
  • Wash dishes
Assistance with Daily Activities:

  • Reminders to take medications
  • Answer the telephone
  • Arrange appointments
  • Assistance with prescribed
    exercise program
Assistance with Traveling to:

  • Medical and dental appointments
  • Same day surgical procedures
  • Pick up at hospital discharge
  • Social gatherings
  • Shopping

Contact New Century Home Care to make home care service arrangements by calling (855) 310-2273.