Our Services

At Dedicated Caregivers Home Health we provide full-service home care, right in the comfort of your residence. Our team is comprised of carefully chosen professionals, who delivers a wide range of health services. We also work hand-in-hand with specialized physicians to develop specific programs for several diagnoses.

It’s not always easy to know when it’s the right time to hire a home care service, or how much care your loved one needs. The situation may be temporary or permanent, but how can you tell? Here are a few things to keep in mind that can help you make the right decision.

Home Health Services

  • Observation and Assessment of Condition.
  • Patient and Family Education of Disease Process.
  • Management and Evaluation of Patient Care Plan.
  • Medication Education and Management.
  • Dressing Changes.
  • Home Safety and Emergency Education.
  • Gastrostomy Care.
  • Wound Care.
  • Tracheostomy Care.
  • Catheter Care.
  • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition.
  • Injections
  • Venipuncture.
  • IV Therapy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Pain Management.
  • Diabetic Care.
  • Nutritional Support.
  • Anodyne® Therapy.

Medicare will pay for home care visits when the following criteria have been met:

Medicare & Homebound Criteria

Medicare defines an individual as homebound if he/she:

  • Is unable to leave the home due to an illness or injury, (not just due to weakness and feebleness or old age).
  • Experiences a considerable and taxing effort to leave and is absent from the home infrequently, for a short duration, or to receive medical care.
  • Requires the assistance of a device, other persons or special transportation.

Homebound eligibility is not affected by frequent absences from the home when the reason for leaving is to receive medical care, provided the home health services could not reasonably be provided by the other medical care providers

CMS was asked by Congress to refine the definition of Homebound status, and added the following information:

  • The new definition explicitly allows absences from home to participate in “therapeutic, psychosocial or medical treatment in an adult-day-care program that is licensed and certified by a state.” Such violations will not be considered violations of the homebound criteria.
  • Additional clarification includes that absences to attend religious services will be considered an “absence of infrequent or short duration,” and allowable under homebound definition.

An individual will NOT be considered homebound if he/she:

  • Leaves the home frequently for social activities.
  • Leaves the home against physician’s orders, if this is done frequently or for long periods of time.
  • Leaves the home for shopping or business on a regular basis.

Timeframe

Medicare services are intermittent, meaning not every day. Services are provided by healthcare professionals to help patients through short term recovery. While there are some situations where services can be continued for several 60 day periods of care, the healthcare professionals are only in the home 2-3 days per week, up to one hour per visit. Families and caregivers are still the primary source of long term care for their loved one at home. One of the most important duties of the home care professional staff is to instruct the “informal” caregivers with all the information and resources they need to successfully manage and care for their loved one at home.