What is home health?
“Home health” refers to medical services provided at the patient’s home or place of residence. This can be a private home, apartment or an assisted living facility. Home health services usually can include skilled nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and at home medical aid.
How do I get started with Home Health care?
The first step to beginning a Home Health care program is to be referred for Home Health care by your doctor. Your doctor will review your specific care needs and regimen and can refer you for Home Health services.
Who chooses which home health agency to use?
The choice of which Home Health Care agency to choose is yours. Often your physician will provide options for you of agencies that he or she knows are reputable and trusted. Medicare states that, “a patient is free to choose any qualified agency offering him/her services.” At Charter Home Health, we are honored to be a top recommended and trusted Home Health Care provider for over 20 years.
Who pays for home health?
Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans have a home health benefit. The majority of patients with Charter Home Health Care do not incur any out of pocket expenses for Home Health Care. Our friendly and knowledgeable billing staff work directly with your benefit provider to arrange billing and payment for your care.
Who is eligible to receive home health care?
Home health care is for anyone who requires assistance from a health care professional at home. Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies require medical orders from a physician before to begin a home health care plan.
If you feel that you or a loved one need home health care, please call us for assistance. We are happy to answer questions or to work with your physician to see if home health is right for you.
What is the screening process for Home Health care providers?
All of the care provider staff at Charter Home Health has extensive training and experience in their field of specialty. In additional, we use rigorous standards to ensure that all our staff are professional and can be trusted with the in home care of you or a loved one. All Charter Home Health providers go through the following:
– A thorough and selective interview process
– Comprehensive personal and professional reference checks
– State and federal background checks
– Complete health assessment
– Drug testing
– Submission of current license
– Ongoing evaluations