What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care refers to medical or non-medical assistance that is provided to ensure safe, independent living at home. Certified Home Health Agencies provide part-time, intermittent health care and support services to individuals who need intermediate and skilled health care.
How do I know which level of care I need?
One of our Case Managers will meet with you personally to assess your condition and develop a plan of care to address your health care needs. This plan will only be implemented with the approval of your physician, who is kept informed of your progress throughout the time you are in our care. Your physician must approve any alteration of the plan of care if changes in your condition require it.
Am I eligible?
In order to be covered by Medicare, a person must be homebound or frail. A "homebound" person is someone unable to leave his or her home except for doctor appointments or to go to church. A "frail" person has many illnesses and goes to the hospital or emergency room for his or her care.
How can I receive services?
Your doctor or health care provider may refer you to a home care agency when you become ill and need more care and services at home. This may happen while you are in the hospital but you do not have to be in the hospital to get home care services. You should talk to your doctor if you are having problems at home and think you could benefit from help. You and your physician may call us at (315)714-3135 with any questions or concerns.
Who pays for home care?
Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurers may pay for your home care services. Paying privately is also an option.