Support for your family

Through the stages of life.

Benefits Of A Path To Better Health

Helping Your Loved Ones Stay Healthy & Independent at Home

Navigating changes as your loved ones face health challenges is tough.
Having a trusted care provider to rely on for every phase of your family’s journey helps you focus on making memories with your parents. Building a relationship with A Path Of Care also helps you share the weight of being a caregiver. 

Here are some of the ways we can help on your parent’s path to better health and safety at home:

In-Home Care After Surgery

Home is the best place to heal. With skilled nursing facility, your loved one can heal from surgery or an acute illness quicker than in a nursing facility. And they learn long-term strategies to improve their health.

Improve Life Quality

After a life-limiting disease diagnosis, hospice care can improve your loved one’s quality of life. When we can manage pain and symptoms, people often live longer and better than initially expected.

A Little Extra Help At Home

As loved ones age, they may need just a little extra help with light housework, errands, personal grooming, or preparing their meals. That doesn't necessarily mean that it’s time for a nursing home.

customer Testimonials

Feel Confident In Your Loved One’s Care

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our customers have to say:

“It just felt like she had a real interest in my mother, and I really appreciated that.”


Daughter of Client

“It makes my life so much easier. I don’t need my kids here to take care of me because I have people here. It’s like family.”

Billie Jo

Preferred Pathways Member

“My mom absolutely loves her nurse. She’s so sweet, so thorough.”


Daughter of Client

“When you’re 83, you’re limited in what you can do and it is so great to have good people on the job because my kids all have jobs and kids [of their own] and can’t be with me here every minute. It’s so great to have these people here who are willing to go the extra mile.”


Preferred Pathways Member

“They were caring, compassionate, and understanding of not only where my dad is in his illness, but where we are in this process. We're grieving every day and dealing with that grief and they understand that and they're just so tender and kind to my father and our family.”

Kathie W.

Daughter of Client

Our Care Services

Types of care available as health needs change

The type of care your loved one needs may change over time, but some of the specific things we help with are:

Recover From Surgery

Skilled nursing care to change wound dressings and watch for signs of infection. Work with our therapists to recover safely after joint replacement.

Chronic Conditions

Our nurses and therapists help your loved one learn to manage their chronic and acute conditions so they can live safely and independently at home for longer.

Managing Medications

We help your loved one manage and understand ALL of the medicines they take, including vitamins, inhalers, and drops. We also help with refills.

Remote Monitoring

We can check client's weight, blood pressure, and oxygen at home. Nurses monitor data remotely to catch and solve problems before they start.

Reduce Falls

Our therapists identify and address safety hazards in your loved one's home and help strengthen their muscles to reduce the risk of falling.

In-Home Assistance

Our case managers and aides help with tasks around the home and connect clients with community resources to keep them active.

Symptom Management

Hospice Medical Directors develop and oversee care to meet client's overall goals. They maximize their comfort and control symptoms.

Respite Care

We also care for caregivers with episodic or regular respite care to give you a break and know that your loved one is in good hands.

Our Process

Creating A Path Of Care Is Easy

Speak to A Path of Care Expert

Create a Care Plan for Your Loved One

Assess & Adjust Plan as Needs Change

We’ve Helped Thousands Of Families Live Healthier.

And we can help yours, too.

Common Questions
About A Path of Care Services

Questions asked about our services:

What’s the difference between Home Health, Hospice, and Preferred Pathways?

a. Home Health agencies provide skilled nursing and therapy to meet specific medical needs. It is medical care provided in your home, under the direction of your doctor. Licensed medical professionals help you manage chronic health conditions, like heart failure or diabetes. They can help you recover after surgery or a hospital stay. Care is “intermittent” instead of 24 hours a day.

b. Hospice agencies help those with a life-limiting illness. They treat symptoms of the disease, like pain or nausea, rather than treating the disease itself. Hospice nurses and doctors are skilled in the latest techniques to help relieve pain and improve your comfort. Social workers, chaplains, and volunteers also provide tremendous help and resources for patients and family members.

c. Preferred Pathways is in-home that care allows people with specific needs to stay in their homes instead of moving to a long-term care facility. Our specially-trained employees help with daily activities so you can remain independent, such as personal hygiene, grooming, light housework, meal preparation, running errands, etc.

How long does home health last?

Every situation is different, but most people use the service for two to four months. Some stay on longer for complex medical conditions. Others just need a few visits to help safely recover from joint replacement surgery. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to live safely and independently at home.

How much does home health cost?

Home health is a covered benefit if you have original Medicare (Part A). This means you will have no out-of-pocket expense for these services with original Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) have different types of coverage. Some will cover home health, but there may be a copayment involved. We would be happy to check on coverage for you when we do our phone assessment.

It’s getting harder for my mom to keep up with the housework. Can we use home health to help?

Home health is different from a housekeeping service, but we may still be able to help. Is there a medical condition that may be causing her lack of energy? For example, if she has heart failure we can show her how to conserve energy in her daily activities. We’ll check her medications and teach her to manage symptoms. This may help her continue to live safely and independently.

If there isn’t an acute medical need for in-home care, our Preferred Pathways service may be the right choice. The program provides a little extra help where your parent needs it to help him or her live safely and independently at home.

When is the right time for hospice care?

The best time to call for hospice is when you or a loved one are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Early hospice care means that the patient can receive the best benefit possible.

What does “Preferred Pathways” mean?

These are services provided through the Medicaid ADvantage program and are different from other home health services. The program provides care to Medicaid-eligible Members who can live safely and independently at home instead of moving to a long-term care facility.

Case Managers work with you and your family to create a Member-centered plan of care. We also connect you with community resources to help meet your needs. This can include things like grab bars, eyeglasses, or wheelchair ramps to improve your safety.

Personal Care Assistants can help with housekeeping, laundry, errands, meal preparation or home-delivered meals, and more. We provide the extra help you need to stay in your own home.

How much does Preferred Pathways care cost? Is it covered by insurance?

There is no out-of-pocket cost to you if you qualify for the Medicaid ADvantage program. Medicaid pays for the services if you:

  • Need a nursing home level of care
  • Are age 65 or older, OR
  • Are age 21 or older with a physical disability, OR
  • Are age 21 to 65 with a developmental disability, and without certain medical problems that affect the brain
  • Are eligible for Medicaid

The ADvantage program is specific to Medicaid, so other insurance coverage would not apply.

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Don’t let these precious years be filled with stress & worry.

Find balance & comfort in your loved one's care.