Friendship Village now offers Medicare certified home health service for seniors

Friendship Village at Home Clinical Liaison Paul Bucherich assists a program member with meal preparation in her home.

Friendship Village announced the acquisition and launch of its Friendship Village at Home service, which brings “much-needed” Medicare-certified home care, in addition to personal and private duty home care, to seniors in St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. Now more seniors can stay in their homes longer and receive Medicare-covered services with the help of St. Louis-owned and -managed Friendship Village at Home. Friendship Village said it has been serving seniors “with excellence” for over 40 years.

Alongside Friendship Village’s existing private duty and supportive services, the addition of Medicare-certified home care means more seniors than ever can benefit from Friendship Village’s trusted services in their home. If a senior meets all Medicare requirements, covered home-care benefits may include intermittent skilled nursing care, therapy and care provided by a home-health aide.

For adult children and relatives of seniors needing care, this acquisition brings peace of mind knowing that their loved ones will receive quality in-home care and assistance following an illness or injury even if a family member can’t be present to help.

“Whether a senior is coming out of the hospital, or just needs a little more help to remain independent in their home, Friendship Village is available to bring 40 years of trusted service in senior care directly to them,” said Terry Walsh, president and CEO, Friendship Village of St. Louis. “We’re excited to connect more area seniors to Friendship Village’s full continuum of care and be there for them however they need us.”