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