How do I obtain private home health care services?

Whether you are recovering from surgery or require assistance with a chronic condition, securing private home health care services can be a great step to improving your health and well-being.

“Home health care” means exactly what it sounds like – medical care provided in a patient’s home. Home health care can include broad care given by skilled medical professionals, including skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Home health care can also include skilled, non-medical care, such as medical social services or assistance with daily living from a highly qualified home health aide. As the Medicare program describes, home health care is unique as a care setting not only because the care is provided in the home, but the care itself is “usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective” as care given in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

The following steps must be completed prior to securing home health care:

  • A Face-to-Face Consultation with Your Doctor

The Affordable Care Act mandates that as a condition to qualify for insurance payment you must have your physician attest that a face-to-face encounter has occurred.

  • A Physician’s Order.

Your physician must prescribe the requirement of home health services and send orders to us before service can begin.

  • A Comprehensive Assessment.

A comprehensive assessment by a registered nurse or therapist at your residence will determine your unique plan of care in coordination with your doctor.