Skilled Home health care offers those with an illness or injury a wide range of health care services that could not be otherwise provided by friends or family. Compared to hospital or nursing facility care, it is a more cost-effective and convenient benefit that Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance companies provide. A doctor referral and care plan is required.
Trained and licensed professionals deliver supportive care and a variety of services, either short or long term, to your home under the continuing supervision of your doctor. The ultimate goal is helping you to achieve optimal health quickly and safely to live with as much freedom as you desire.
For complete information on Medicare qualifications and guidelines, please visit https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10969.pdf
Along with a necessary physician referral and care plan, those who have a home health benefit through their insurer or Medicare or Medicaid plans can obtain home health care services from a CMS approved health care agency. In addition, you must meet these criteria to qualify for skilled home health care services:
For complete information on Medicare qualifications and guidelines, please visit http://www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/10969.pdf
NPHC makes it a priority to reduce your risk of falling or injury with these suggestions:
Remove home hazards
Keep the home well lit to avoid tripping on hard-to-see objects
Install assistive devices to minimize your fall-risk