Strangely enough, it is also one of the most underutilized medicare benefit, as many are unfamiliar with how home health care works and what it can do for them.
Home health care involves sending highly trained clinical professionals to the patient’s home to administer care. These visiting professionals work collaboratively with the
patient’s physician to ensure that patients live independently and have the highest quality of life – at home.Let's Get Started
- What Is Home Healthcare?
- Who Qualifies for Home Health?
- Who Pays for Home Health?
- What can we expect when services start?
- How often will I or my loved one be visited?
The Home Health benefit is a federally funded program to provide Nursing, Rehab, Social Work and Aide services in the home setting where patients may find it difficult to leave the home. Home Health is not hospice - home health is meant to be used for a period of time until the patient recovers from their acute condition.
Typically, insurance will pay for home health coverage for individuals who find it taxing to leave home. Home Health is not a long-term solution, rather, it's meant to be used to help restore a patients prior functioning status.
Medicare, Medicaid and most Medicare Advantage plans pay 100% of the cost for services. Other insurance companies may vary - Call Us to find out what your benefits offer!
Typically, once we receive the order from the patient's Primary Care Physician, services will start with 24 hours. The first evaluation visit typically takes longer so that we can gather a complete medical history and develop a Plan of Care. Our nurse will coordinate the best time and will gather information to keep concerned family members up-to-date regarding progress.
Visit frequency will vary based on need. Initially, you may see your nurse 2-3 times a week and your therapist 2-3 times a week. As your condition improves, our nurses and therapists typically reduce their visit frequency.