Life isn’t always fair. But sometimes the unexpected can balance the scale.
Medicaid, a lifeline for so many, allows vulnerable communities to have access to the medical care they need. Unfortunately, these life-saving pros can come with very significant cons.
• Longer wait times for appointments
• More crowded and noisy waiting rooms
• Fewer resources and staff onsite
• Reduced levels of specialized care
More than half of the 7.4 million Medicaid-enrolled New Yorkers are individuals with low incomes who come from diverse minority groups. Figures differ, but the ballpark math easily points to millions of people that may not be receiving the healthcare that they deserve.
Luckily, there are experts in the field – that are dedicated to helping qualified beneficiaries begin to narrow healthcare disparities in a way that makes the most sense.
Home Health Care could be The Great Equalizer.
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The HCAG Proposition
Low-income households often have higher rates of long-term illness, which can begin to seem insurmountable when they live in underserved areas and are forced to deal with chronic health conditions daily. Many families need expert help finding the best way forward.
This is where Home Care Advisory Group (HCAG) becomes Your Trusted Partner in Home Care and Medicaid Services.
HCAG’s team of Certified Senior Care Advisors reviews your Home Care and Medicaid Long-Term Managed Care options to identify the best service partner for your tailored needs. One such go-to partner is Home Care For Adults, a non-medical home care services provider with a deep understanding of improving the general welfare of its in-home clientele.
Whether for personal assistance, fostering companionship, or delivering specialized expertise, Home Care For Adults is dedicated to delivering exceptional care for individuals with chronic ailments, making daily routines more secure and easier to navigate. If the choice is making that burdensome trek to the local clinic, hoping they have the specialized care and staff necessary to treat your chronic ailments, OR having top-tier healthcare services delivered right to your doorstep – Home Care For Adults will make the decision easy.
With a non-communicable disease (NCD), a longer wait time could be more than a minor inconvenience.
Home Care Advisory Group is tasked with finding the best options for New York families, and home health care adds an incredibly attractive option for those that qualify. This could be a life-changing solution for those who need consistent and dependable care but may face challenges receiving appropriate care from a facility.
No guesswork needed; Home Care Advisory Group’s pledge is to help ALL people regain the quality of life that they deserve – no matter their zip code.
Disparities in Healthcare
Several key differences become evident when comparing healthcare based on income levels:
Access to Care
The differences start early and trickle out into years of needless problems for the impoverished. Low-income individuals start their health journey with a higher likelihood of being uninsured or underinsured, which will inevitably delay non-life-threatening medical care. The fact makes preventive care almost mythical.
Quality of Care
Low-income individuals generally receive a lower quality care when they do venture in for cae compared to their higher income counterparts, based on a 2019 NIH study. With issues like less access to specialists, shorter appointment times, and higher patient-to-doctor ratios, inconsistencies become more obvious.
Outcomes of Care
Medical results for low-income individuals are considerably worse than higher income individuals. This is caused by multiple factors, including less access to medical services, substandard care, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Poverty, limited education, and subpar housing can doom the health of vulnerable communities early..
These gaps in access, quality, and outcomes highlight the imbalances that grow into bonafide disparities. By finding better options for New Yorkers on the edge, Home Care Advisory Group goes above and beyond to achieve equitable healthcare for all.
Equitable Home Care
The significant advantage of having Home Care Advisory Group working for you is the access to a network of skilled caregivers, managed by a professional team of Certified Senior Care Advisors. Service providers like Home Care For Adults realize the level of personalization is the detail that elevates home care above making periodic doctor’s visits. HCAG looks toward this caregiver because they are:
· well-informed about your diagnosis and any recent developments
· able to communicate with you effectively in your preferred language
· efficient with having all prescriptions and caregiving tools available at home
· attuned to cultural and environmental nuances that make companionship seamless
The client can now experience the feeling of being a valued member of society, receiving the care they didn’t know was possible – not only in their neighborhood – but in their very own home.
Medicaid regulations can seem impossible to decipher, making a fitting home care solution seem far out of reach. But, beneficiaries now have real help for their applications, documentation, and questions that only years in the field can answer.
A Long-Term Solution
Many low-income individuals need long-term care services due to chronic illnesses being more prevalent in these communities. Home Care Advisory Group (HCAG) is bridging the gap in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes. With Medicaid’s wide-ranging coverage – including home health care and long-term care services – underserved populations can now get the medical resources they deserve.
With HCAG, New York’s low-income and minority populations are on track for a brighter and healthier future, one where quality services are available to them like never before. Home Care Advisory Group’s experience and time-tested strategies have made them an irreplaceable resource in New York healthcare.