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What is homecare?
Homecare allows you to receive skilled medical care in the comfort of your own home. A team of highly skilled nurses and therapists will evaluate your needs and will develop a plan of care in order to regain and/or improve your health and independence at home. Team members may include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Home Health Aide
  • Dietician

Who can receive homecare?
Any individual who is considered homebound and who is experiencing limitations in their ability to complete day to day activities can receive homecare services. If someone is experiencing an overall decline in health, level of independence, or safety at home they may qualify for homecare services in order to improve their function and overall quality of life.

What makes someone considered “homebound”?
An individual who is considered “homebound” means leaving your home takes considerable and taxing effort. Your current condition limits you from leaving your home without assistance (assistance from another person, or assistance from a device such as a wheelchair or walker). Your doctor may even recommend that you do not leave your home based on your condition. If you are receiving homecare services you are still able to leave your home for medical treatment or for short, occasional non-medical reasons (such as attending religious services or for a hair appointment).

Where is homecare provided?
An individual can receive skilled homecare services right in their own home. Whether a person lives in a house, apartment, senior living complex, retirement center, assisted living facility, or adult foster care home they can receive homecare services.

Will my insurance cover homecare?
Medicare insurance covers skilled care in the home such as nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language pathology services. Typically, most insurance providers cover homecare services and individuals may also pay privately for services. Contact one of our local offices for further information on payment options or for verification of your insurance.

Who selects which homecare agency to use?
Ultimately is it up to the patient to decide which homecare agency to use. Certain physicians, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or other facilities may have preferred providers for homecare services but every individual/caregiver should select the homecare agency of his or her choice.