Medicare Certified Home Health Care
At LifeCare Home Health, we strive to help you recover safely and independently in the environment you feel most comfortable in, your home. Our caregivers work with your physician and provide care planned specifically for your needs. Our care is designed to help you take control of your treatment, prevent future declines in your health and improve your safety at home.
LifeCare clinicians visit your home to deliver customized, physician-prescribed care after a hospital stay, illness, or injury to help you rehabilitate and achieve your optimal level of independence or to proactively manage chronic conditions to help prevent avoidable hospitalizations.
Home Health FAQ's
What is Home Health?
Medicare certified home health services are short term services that are prescribed by a physician to help with rehabilitation after an illness, injury, hospital stay or surgery or to manage a chronic medical condition and achieve your optimal level of independence. This care is provided through home visits from specialized clinicians and continues until recovery goals have been met. Episodes of care typically last 30-60 days but can be renewed if medically necessary.
Will my insurance cover Home Health Services?
Home Health care is a Medicare Part A benefit which requires no co-pay or deductible for patients who meet eligibility criteria. Home health care visits are generally covered 100 percent by Medicare. Other payment sources that cover home health may include Medicaid, private insurance, worker’s compensation or private pay.
Do I qualify for Home Health Care?
There are certain eligibility requirements that Medicare defines in order to qualify for home health benefits. If leaving home is difficult and if you are dealing with health issues, we will be glad to talk with your doctor and assess your eligibility for services.
When is home health care beneficial?
Recent Hospitalization or surgery
Orthopedic Rehab after hip, knee or spine surgery
New diagnosis or exacerbation of Heart Failure, COPD, Stroke or Diabetes
Wounds- pressure injury, vascular ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, burns, and trauma wounds
Symptoms of neurological conditions
What is considered “home”?
A patient's residence is wherever he or she makes his or her home. This may be their own house, apartment, relative's home, Independent Living facility, Assisted Living favility or group home. However, an institution is not considered a patient's residence. Included in this group are hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, as well as most nursing facilities under Medicaid.