Home Health FAQs

  • How do I know if I'm homebound?

    To qualify for home health care, you must be homebound. That means leaving home for any reason involves a considerable effort that requires the assistance of others or a supportive device.

  • Will I be able to leave home for doctor's appointments while receiving home health?

    Yes. Patients are allowed to leave home for medical reasons.

  • Can I leave my home for non-medical reasons?

    Occasional absences from the home for non-medical reasons are allowed, but they must be infrequent and still require a considerable effort on your part. Short, infrequent outings such as a trip to the hair salon, a family reunion or a funeral, will not disqualify you from receiving home health care.

  • Do I qualify for home health if I have a long-term chronic illness such as emphysema?
    Chronically ill patients may experience periods in which their condition worsens. Medication changes, treatment adjustments and symptom management could indicate a need for home health care services.
  • My spouse suffers from Alzheimer's disease, can they still receive home health even if they suffer from periods of confusion?

    Home health care is available to help support patients and improve their functional ability. In this case, we can provide education and training to caregivers and family members.

  • Do I have to be over a certain age to receive home health care?

    Our services are open to all eligible patients regardless of age. Although many people who utilize home health care are 65 years old or older, it is not uncommon for younger people who are recovering from an injury or dealing with a chronic illness to receive home health.

  • Is the quality of care inferior compared to more traditional facilities?

    Not at all. Clinicians on our medical team hold the same medical certifications as those at hospitals or outpatient clinics. Our staff also receives extensive training before they ever enter a person’s home.

  • Does my insurance cover home health?

    Most insurance providers cover home health services. Please refer to your specific policy to confirm coverage.

  • Is home health care covered by Medicare?

    Yes, Medicare pays for home health if you meet eligibility criteria and if services are considered reasonable and necessary for the treatment of your injury or illness.


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