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WHAT IS HOME HEALTH?

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Home Health Care offers health care services such as skilled nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, nutrition services, etc. We also offer specialized clinical programs that focus on empowering you to manage your own illness and make good decisions.


WILL MY INSURANCE COVER HOME HEALTH SERVICES?

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Home health is covered 100% by Medicare, and we accept most forms of insurance. Part of the admission process includes verification of insurance. We can help answer your financial and insurance questions.  


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WHO PAYS FOR HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES?

Provided you meet eligibility requirements, 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. Check with your state Medicaid program or insurance company to learn about their specific eligibility requirements.

Our staff is happy to help determine whether you meet coverage criteria. Please CONTACT us.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST HOME CARE VISIT?

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On the first visit, one of our registered nurses or therapists will conduct an initial assessment. Our assessment focuses on identifying areas where you could benefit from education in self-care management and partners with your doctor to promote disease prevention, in addition, to providing hands-on intervention – which includes the family or caregivers.

This team approach helps to make the transition from a hospital or nursing facility to your home much easier, and actively engages you and your caregivers in your health care.


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HOW OFTEN WILL MY HOME HEALTH VISITS BE?

The frequency and type of home health visits and the services provided are based on your personal plan of care. Your doctor may change your plan of care, increasing or decreasing the number of visits or services provided, in order to provide you with the best home health care for your needs.


MY DOCTOR IS REQUESTING HOME HEALTH CARE FOR ME; CAN I REQUEST KAMCARE BY NAME?

Absolutely, and we’d be honored to care for you or your loved one. Federal law gives patients the freedom to choose their health care provider. 

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HOME HEALTH?

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There are several requirements for receiving home health care under the Medicare Benefit:

  • You must have a doctor prescribe home health care

  • You must need either skilled nursing care or therapy on an intermittent basis (i.e., physical/occupational/speech therapy)

  • You must be considered “homebound” (see below)


WHAT DOES 'HOMEBOUND’ MEAN?

Essentially, your condition is such that you’re normally unable to safely leave your home without the assistance of others and the aid of assistive devices (such as crutches, canes, walkers or wheelchairs), and that doing so would require considerable and taxing effort.

You can generally leave home as often as you need for medical treatment that cannot be provided in the home and still be considered homebound. Further, 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, to attend church, or for unique family events (like a wedding or graduation).


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WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF ‘HOME’?

Your residence is wherever you call home. This may be your house, an apartment, a relative’s home, a senior community, or some other type of institution. However, a hospital, skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility is not considered a “home”.