Consumer Resources for the Spectrum of Care
Midwest Care Alliance offers information and guidance to people in the community seeking services and answers to their questions. Home care, hospice and palliative care services bring great assistance and support when needed. We know that navigating the healthcare system and obtaining accurate information can be challenging, so we are here to provide you with the information you need. For further questions or concerns, please contact us.
Definitions of Care
Home Care Services
Services delivered at home to those recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill who are in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with essential activities of daily living.
Medicare Certified Home Care Agencies
A homecare provider who is Medicare certified and met federal requirements for patient care and management. These services are paid for by Medicare or Medicaid.
Personal Care Agencies
Agencies that provide non-medical services such as companions, homemakers, chore services, transportation or other in-home services.
At home or nursing home care for individuals with a life-limiting illness.
Hospice treatment in a hospital or inpatient care center.
Care provided to patients in a nursing home or hospice residential care center to allow the patient’s caregivers a rest from their care-giving responsibilities.
Round-the-clock care provided for patients in need of close medical attention due to a medical crisis.