HealthTeam Advantage

Custodial Care

Sometimes after a hospital stay or an outpatient procedure, you might need extra help with basic everyday tasks. That help is custodial care.

Custodial care is non-medical care performed by professional caregivers. It includes help with self-care tasks like eating, dressing, and bathing; household chores like cooking, running errands, and laundry; or mobility tasks like lifting and carrying items.

Our custodial care benefit covers up to 20 hours of care after a hospital stay or outpatient procedure, for a maximum of 60 hours per year at no cost to you. Original Medicare does not cover custodial care.

What Does Custodial Care Cover?

If you require custodial care your custodial care professional can:

  • Assist in the kitchen, including preparing meals and grocery shopping
  • Help with mobility, including lifting and carrying throughout the home
  • Dress you
  • Get to and from the bathroom, including using the toilet and bathing
  • Do laundry and light housework

Additional Resources

The Summary of Benefits or Evidence of Coverage provides details regarding custodial care benefits. Both resources can be found on the 2024 Plan Documents page.

2024 Plan Documents