FAQ: Myths vs Reality

Common Questions and Answers:
Paying for San Diego Home Care

California Home Health Care

FREE IN-HOME "NEEDS EVALUATION"! Сall us today at (760) 965-7223

California Home Health Care

Myths Vs. Reality: Paying for Long Term or San Diego In-Home Care

MYTH: Medicare or Medicaid will pay for it

REALITY: Medicare only pays for limited care after a hospitalization and only after certain requirements are met. For example, a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency may send a nurse for 3 visits, or a Home Health Aide for 2 visits over a 3-week period. Medicaid only pays for people who are very impoverished, typically with less than $2,000 of assets.

MYTH: I have health insurance that will pay for what I need.

REALITY: Health Insurance that most workers or families have for medical coverage typically covers only very limited long term care services related to acute health care treatments.

MYTH: I probably won’t need it, at least until I’m much older.

REALITY: C.N.A Long Term Care insurance reports that 40% of claims are made by people between the age of 18 and 65. The number of people using nursing facilities, alternative residential care places, orHome Care is projected to increase from 15 million in 2000 to 27 million in 2050 (HHS, 2003).

MYTH: It won’t cost that much.

REALITY: Unfortunately, due to wage pressures, including increases in minimum wage and increasing regulation, the cost of quality home care continues to rise. We work with families to create a plan that fits their budget and allows for the most efficient care possible. We also recommend that young people save now for anticipated long term care costs.

Los Angeles Home Care

Frequently Asked Questions for At Home Nursing Care

How do I know if it's time for care for myself or a loved one?

Our FREE Home Care “Needs Evaluation” is a comprehensive process to determine what areas of life might require additional support and care to make sure needs are being met.  We’ll make recommendations based on this meeting. 
Once hired, our nursing assessment will confirm care requirements, discuss daily routines, compile a list of prescriptions and medications, and perform a house safety inspection. Gathering information on these topics will help us to create a custom care plan for you or your loved one. This care plan will be carried out by our trusted caregivers.

How do I get started with San Diego or Los Angeles Home Care?

You can submit the contact form at the bottom of the page or call our office to schedule a no-obligation, half-hour (30min), home care “Needs Evaluation” where we will discuss in detail the services needed, the cost of care, any long term care insurance policies, and ask questions to help us get to know you or your loved one who is in need of care.

What if I need immediate care?

Our team of caregivers is available 24/7, day or night! If you or your loved one needs San Diego Home Care or Los Angeles Home Care right away, we can be the one to provide you with care options! Please give us a call as soon as possible, and we can help get you started with the care you need. Call our office to start home care TODAY!

How much will home care cost?

Our team works with each of our clients to keep San Diego Home Care and Los Angeles Home Care costs as low as possible. Home care can be invaluable for you or your loved one to make sure they are safe and healthy at home so that family members can have the freedom to manage their own responsibilities and enjoy precious family time with their elders. Let us do the hard work for their care.  We will meet with you to create a plan that fits your budget. 

What payment methods do you accept?

You can cover the cost of California Home Health Care with Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Checks, or ACH payments.  We are also expert at helping you file a long term care claim and will accept an assignment of benefits for care. 

How do you select your caregivers?

Our new caregivers undergo a very thorough interview process: verifying references, conducting background checks, and performing drug tests. We intentionally look for caregivers whose passion is caring for others and who possess the values that are critical to elder care: compassion, experience, reliability, trustworthiness, and professionalism.

Free In-Home

"Needs Evaluation"

 No-Cost, No Obligation "Needs Evaluation"

We are happy to send a specially trained team member to visit you at your home, hospital room or rehabilitation center for a no-cost "Needs Evaluation" to see what kind of care would be best for you or someone you love. This is a no-obligation meeting.

If you decide to hire us for quality home care, the next step is that our Nursing Supervisor performs a thorough evaluation, creates a detailed "person centered" care plan and works with you to make sure all of your care needs are met.

At Home Nursing Care

San Diego Home Care


(760) 965-7223



San Diego Home Care

531 Encinitas Blvd, Suite 120
Encinitas, CA 92024

Los Angeles Home Care

4260 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

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Service Areas

San Diego

Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Oceanside

Los Angeles

West Side & South Bay
Los Angeles County

including Culver City, Torrance, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Venice, Beverly Hills California

Founder Lauren Reynolds is a Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association

California Home Care

Skilled Nursing Services, Medicare Certified Services, & Non-Medical In-Home Care may be provided by At Home Nursing Care, Inc.
CDPH Home Health Agency License #550002240

Registered Home Care Aide services or staffing may be provided by a separate business line, At Home Care Solution, Inc.
CDSS Home Care Organization License #374700137