The personal home helper benefit covers an in‐home health aide to provide respite for caregivers and assist with home-based chores and ADL as dictated by the member’s health issues.
The help provided under the personal home helper benefit is not covered under any other Medicare benefit. The benefit covers up to 124 hours of care in a calendar year (up to four hours per day) with a maximum of 31 days in the calendar year. If less than four hours are used, it is still considered a day toward the 31-day maximum. The member has the entire calendar year to fully use the benefit.