Home Health FAQ

How do I find home care services?

Finding the home care provider best suited for your needs requires research, but is time well spent. Important factors include the quality of care, availability of needed services, personnel training and expertise, and coverage provided by the payor. Before starting a search, it is important to determine which types of services you need. You may wish to consult with your physician, a hospital discharge planner, or a social service organization (such as an Area Agency on Aging) for assistance in evaluating your needs. Once you've completed this assessment, you will be able to identify the type of home care provider most appropriate to assist you.

Who qualifies for Home Health Services?

Anyone who has a nursing care need and is confined to their homes.

Who can refer the client for Home Health?

Your primary Physician or family doctor overseeing your health care.

How often will staff member come to my home?

Visits are scheduled according to each patient’s specific needs

Who pays for Home Health Services?

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans may pay for services that licensed home health agencies deliver. Payment from these sources depends on whether the care is medically necessary and the individual meets specific coverage criteria. Individuals may opt to pay out-of-pocket for services that are not covered by other sources. Some agencies receive special funding from state and local governments and community organizations to cover the costs of care when other options are not available. Our agency can help you determine your coverage.