Whether you’re a caregiver or a patient, it may be hard to know when home health services can be beneficial. Home health services can address an individual’s needs after a hospitalization or throughout a chronic illness.
Who qualifies for home health? Individuals needing nursing or therapy services on a part-time basis to improve, maintain, prevent or slow a health condition may qualify for home health services in the comfort of their own home. Specific conditions that may include a recent surgery, medication changes, a new medical problem, unplanned ER visits or hospital stays and falls.
Patients must have a family doctor and be homebound. Situations which may qualify a person as homebound include driving restrictions following a surgery, use of a walker, extreme pain, and shortness of breath.
Contact Masonic Village Home Health staff to learn if your insurance covers home health. We’ll walk you through the initial assessment and insurance process, set up a schedule convenient for you and provide educational resources for caregivers. On-call nursing support is available 24 hours a day.