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Home Health Care

Getting medical care at home may be an option for some.  This option helps many to stay at home longer. Home Health Care is a benefit under Medicare (Part A hospital benefit), and may also be covered by private insurance.  Home Health service must be related to a current diagnosis that makes someone homebound.  Homebound means that leaving the home requires a “taxing effort”, and must be ordered by a physician.

 

Home health agencies may offer both medical and non-medical services.  Health services include skilled care provided by a nurse, certified nurse aid, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist and/or medical social worker.  Home health care agencies may offer other services, like sitters and housekeepers, for a fee.

  • Does the individual qualify as homebound?
  • Are skilled health care services required?
  • Does the individual have Medicare or other insurance to cover the cost?
  • Is it safe for the individual to be home?  Or, will home care improve the safety of the individual at home?

On-line Resources

Contacts

  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice: 1-202-547-7424

 

 

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