Frequently Asked Questions
It’s understandable that you might have questions regarding Home Health Care and its benefits; we’ve provided answers to some of the more frequently asked questions by families.
What exactly is home health care?These are specialized healthcare-related services that are provided by medical professionals in the comfort of your own home. Our services cover a wide range of medical, social and therapeutic treatments, as well as activities associated with daily living.
Who covers its cost?Medicare covers the entire cost of home health care for those patients over the age of 65 who meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Private insurance companies may also pay for many of the services provided by a home health care agency like ours.
Who provides home health care services?Depending on your medical condition, your care may be provided by one of our trained medical professionals or a team of specialists on a part-time, intermittent, hourly or shift basis. Our staff includes registered nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians and home health care aides.
What kind of services are provided?Licensed home health care organizations such as ours provide a wide range of services. This includes catheter and tube care, cardiac and respiratory monitoring, diabetes management, wound care, in-home therapy and rehabilitation, and pain management.
How do I know if I qualify for these services?Medicare has established guidelines to help patients determine if they qualify for home health care services. Regardless of whether you’re over 65 or not, their qualification criteria can be helpful in determining if you need home health care services. These needing home health care services should be:
- Unable to leave home without a considerable and taxing effort
- Under the care of a physician
- Receiving services under a plan of care established and periodically reviewed by a physician
- In need of skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis, physical therapy, speech language pathology, or having continuing need for occupational therapy