In the UK, there is the NHS, also known as the National Health Service which provides health care service to a large number of UK residents. Services provided by the NHS is absolutely free of cost, but delays in service and other continuing issues is a major problem for those who need immediate health care, privacy, a high level of comfort and convenience. For this reason, thousands of people take out private medical care insurance policies every year.
Part of that might require some sort of elderly home care plan. This does not have to be intrusive to your day to day life or your general sense of space. I might simply mean having a health care service agency come and look over your home to see if they can make it safer. They can make helpful suggestions about things like stocking shelves for easier access, setting up guard rails in your shower and on your stairs. There may also be weekly activities such as shopping that a home health aide can assist you with. In each case the decision process will include you, as long as you are of sound enough mind to make these kinds of decisions.
To fine an individual for lack of health insurance proves that the human body in health could be of trade value in commerce. The Constitution does not give the United States the power under mandate since a human body is not considered “commerce” by any means.
You should also look at the specific services being offered by the home health care agency. Make sure that they have what your folks need and what the doctor would have to prescribe to them. It is important that the care provided in the agency also coordinates well with your folks’ medical condition.
In the US, the ratio between registered nurses and doctors is 4:1. Aside from providing the usual health care services to patients, they also teach patients about prevention and work in other fields such as cardiac, family health, gynecology, neonatal, neurology, oncology, pediatrics and other advance clinical specialties.
What is going to be more important than the room layout and the view and the transportation and all the other B.S., is how much care is going to cost. How do they charge for extra care? By levels of care? or by minutes? And when you find out – figure out what your maximum budget is, and what the most she will have to pay if she gets ALL their services.
If you know anyone who is guilty of health care fraud then there are places you can report it to. You never even have to give your name. Help stop fraud and you can help make help insure health care is available for all who need it most.