How do I know if I qualify for Home Health Care?

Patients must be considered homebound. This means getting out of the house exerts a considerable taxing effort and may require the assistance of another person or a medical device such as a walker, cane, or oxygen. (An individual receiving home health care may leave the home for short infrequent trips such as church services, doctor visits, trips to the grocery store, hair appointments, or special family events, but generally the individual is confined to the home by their medical condition.)

Skilled nursing care or rehabilitation therapy is medically necessary, reasonable, and ordered by a physician who has current knowledge of your medical condition.

Skilled home care services are meant to be provided on an intermittent basis rather than on a daily basis.

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