What is home health care?
Provided under the direction of your physician, home health care is professional health care and rehabilitation services that are administered by a licensed professional in the comfort and convenience of your home.
Who pays for home health care?
Home health care services can be paid for directly by the patient or through Medicare and Worker Compensation. Payment options include but are not limited to:
Medicare pays 100% of the cost for home health care. Most individuals who are 65 years of age and older or permanently disabled are eligible for Medicare. If the individual has difficulty leaving the home setting and requires the skills of a licensed nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist or home care aide for acute or chronic medical conditions, he or she may be eligible for services provided by a Medicare-certified home health agency. The referring physician must direct and periodically oversee the patient's plan of care.
Workers Compensation covers 100% of the cost of home health care. Individuals may be eligible for home health care through workers compensation if he or she requires medically necessary home care services as a result of an injury on the job.
Home Health Professionals provides private pay services to individuals who are not eligible for traditional home care or are in need of assistance beyond what Medicare or Workers Compensation provides.
Who receives home health care?
Home health care is medically necessary if a person has difficulty leaving the home setting and requires the skills of a licensed nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, medical social worker or home care aide.
Home health care patients must be under the supervision of a physician.
How do I begin receiving home health care?
Ask your physician about Home Health Professionals, or call us today for more information: 713-942-0100