Home health is a wide range of medical services provided in the comfort of your own home. It’s less expensive, and if you’re coming home from a hospital stay or a skilled nursing facility, it can help keep you out of emergency room and improve your recovery time. Being at home, you can focus on your road to recovery and get safety suggestions in your home environment. Home health care is provided by specialists under the direction of your physician. Our home health professionals include:
- Skilled nurses, high-tech nurses and wound care nurses
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Medical social workers
- Home health aides
How to Get Started
Once we receive a home health order from your physician, social worker or discharge planner, our team will schedule a home visit appointment within 24 to 48 hours.
We accept most major insurance carriers, Medicare, Medicaid, MMAI and private pay. If your insurance requires authorization, we’ll work to get that done.
Care is personalized to your medical condition and your home. Medicare and all other insurance companies require that we coordinate with a primary care physician from start to finish. You must see your physician within 30 days to ensure they have your most recent health information. If you do not have a primary care physician or prefer to have a physician see you at home, we can arrange for a visiting physician to see you.
Home Health Care Services
- Comprehensive home therapy program
- Wound care/wound VAC
- Pain management, epidural, back surgery
- Post-surgical care nursing and therapy (including orthopedic and cardiothoracic)
- Lymphedema therapy
- IV infusion and injection/TPN
- PleurX™ catheter care
- Oxygen, BiPAP, CPAP care and education
- G-tube, tracheostomy and ostomy care
- PT/INR monitoring
- Cardiac care
- Oxygen care
- Medication management
- Diabetic care and management
- Nutritional assessment and education
- Home exercise program
- Fall prevention education
- DME supplies ordering
- Patient and family education
- Referrals for medical supplies coordination, home visiting physicians, lab services and Meals on Wheels
Palliative medicine focuses on the patient’s and family members’ physical, spiritual and emotional needs, with the goal of reducing re-hospitalization. It is not hospice care. We encourage palliative care for complex care because these providers specialize in symptom management and relief through education and treatment.