To book a consultation with one of our dedicated staff and to see how we can provide help to you or your loved ones, please book a consultation meeting with us at no charge no matter the outcome.
What can I expect on the consultation visit?
On the first visit, a nurse will conduct an initial evaluation. This thorough interview and evaluation is part of our approach to managing your overall health status. Our evaluation focuses on educating you in self-care management and partners with your doctor or Therapist to promote disease prevention and proactive care. After your doctor refers you to Home Health Care our nurse staff will assess your needs. We will speak with your doctor to develop your personal care plan. We will help you along the road to recovery or to help maintain your independence.
How many Home Health Care visits will there be?
The amount of services provided are based on your personalized care plan and your doctor. This may change through out your service time with us based on your doctors orders and your individual needs.
What makes me eligible for Home Health Care?
There are several requirements for receiving home health care:
- You must have a doctor prescribe home health care.
- You must need either skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis or therapy services (i.e., physical/occupational/speech therapy)
- You must be restricted in your ability to leave home, your homebound status must be certified by a physician.This means that you require the help or supervision of another person, or you use a supportive device such as a cane or walker. You can leave the home as often as you need for medical treatment. You are allowed brief and infrequent absences from the home for some non-medical reasons, such as an occasional trip to the barber/beauty shop or a walk around the block.
- Generally speaking, you would be considered homebound if you have a condition due to an illness or injury that restricts your ability to leave home without the aid of an assistive device (such as crutches, canes, walkers or wheelchairs), without the assistance of another person, or if leaving the home is medically inadvisable.
Who covers the cost of Home Health Care Services ?
Medicare may pay for your covered home health care for as long as you’re eligible and your doctor certifies that you need it.
Additionally, your state’s Medicaid program or your private insurance also may cover home health care, or some services that Medicare doesn’t cover. Such as BlueCross of Idaho, Molina Health Care Ect..
What are the differences in services ?
Home-care agencies perform household and personal care services, like preparing meals, cleaning, and helping with bathing or dressing and Companion ship services.
Home health care provides medical treatment for an illness or injury, with the goal of helping you recover, regain your independence and become as self-sufficient as possible. Home health care can also help you live with a chronic condition, like heart disease, COPD, or diabetes. Additionally, home health care can include some personal care services, like help bathing and dressing, as part of the plan of care ordered by your doctor.
Hospice care is designed to provide non-curative treatment and comfort for those who are facing a life-limiting illness. It offers a support system of medical, social, psychological, and spiritual services that support a patient, their family, and other loved ones.