Healthcare has a universal goal to proved high-quality, personal care to those who need it most. Home healthcare is designed to benefit the ill, the elderly, and the disabled by offering compassionate care in the convenience of a patient’s home. Home care services are also more affordable than in-patient care services.

Patients enjoy many benefits from home healthcare services. They are more independent, which contributes to a sense of security and dignity. These patients are also able to avoid additional hospitalization, which studies have shown can sometimes hamper the recovery process. There is also a lower chance of infection when patients are at home.

While the patient enjoys many important benefits, caregivers and families also benefit from home care solutions. Home care service allows family caregivers the help and support they need to provide adequate care for their loved ones, while at the same time giving them more opportunity to spend quality time with their homebound loved ones. In cases where in-home care is required, families benefit from the peace of mind that their family members are receiving personalized care in the comfort of their own home.

Many patients are unsure as to whether they are eligible for home healthcare. There are certain requirements for the home healthcare agency to be covered by insurance. Here are some general guidelines.

If you have Medicare, you must meet all of these conditions to be covered for home healthcare:

  • You must be under the care of a doctor
  • You must be getting services under a plan of care established and reviewed regularly by a doctor
  • You must be certified by a doctor that you need home healthcare

Physical therapy, speech-language pathology, or continued occupational therapy services are covered in the event that:

  • Your condition must be expected to improve in a reasonable and predictable period of time.
  • You need a skilled therapist to safely and effectively make a maintenance program for your condition.
  • The home health agency caring for you is Medicare-certified.
  • You are unable to come and go freely from your home as a result of your condition. However, you may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, like attending religious services. Also, you can still get home healthcare if you attend adult daycare.

Please contact us with any questions about your specific case so that we can determine your eligibility for home healthcare.