Home Health is 100% covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
Private insurance is also accepted, although there may be small co-pay.
Home Nursing services are privately paid.
Home Services are typically privately paid but may be covered if the individual has long term care insurance or has veteran’s benefits.
There are many benefits of home care, such as:
Home health services are medical based services delivered on an intermittent basis to homebound patients.
Homebound does not mean bedbound. Homebound patients must require assistance to leave home and find it a taxing effort to do so.
Care is provided under the direction of the patient’s physician.
Home nursing services enable us to provide private nursing for patients with complex care needs. Often home nursing services are used when a patient cannot qualify for home health and their family needs assistance with their care.
Our nurse works with the patient, their family, and their physician to develop a plan of care. Care is provided on an intermittent or continuous basis; the schedule is dictated by the patient and their family. Home nursing services are privately paid.
Home services are non medical based services focused on assisting clients with activities of daily living and maintaining their independence. We partner with clients and their families to develop a service plan, which dictates what kind of assistance the client will need.
Home services are provided on a continuous basis; services are available from 4 to 24 hours a day. The client and family create the schedule, changeable at any time.
Home services are typically privately paid, but may be covered by long term care insurance. Veteran’s benefits also cover home services.
All care is provided under the direction of the patient’s primary care physician.
A patient may receive Skilled Nursing, Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy, and/or care from a Home Health Aide simply depending on the patient’s individual health care goals.
What does the registered nurse do?
The Registered Nurse provides a wide variety of skilled services. This includes:
- Medication Administration, Use, and Safety Instructions
- Self-Testing Procedure Instructions
- Psychiatric Nursing
- Physical Assessment
- Wound Care
- Diet Management
- Catheter Care
- Teachings on Disease Processes, Monitoring, Prevention, Signs & Symptoms, and When to contact a doctor
- Laboratory Services
Physical therapists assess the patient and develop a therapy treatment program to help the patient restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury, surgery, or loss of a limb.
The physical therapist will administer, instruct, and motivate the patient through exercises to improve or maintain muscle function.
An occupational therapist will also assess the patient and develop a treatment program. The occupation therapist will provide instruction and exercises in self-care, such as dressing and bathing, homemaking, or in learning to live more independently with a disability. The occupation therapist also assesses the home environment with regards to patient safety.
The speech therapist will assess, diagnose, test, and treat communication disorders. A speech therapist also helps prevent communication disorders. Speech therapists also provide bedside swallow evaluations.
A home health aide will provide a variety of care under the direction of a registered nurse or therapist.
Care provided includes:
- Personal hygiene assistance
- Reinforce wound dressing
- Reinforce exercises
- Medication reminders
- Check vital signs
- And more
No. Many patients have nursing, therapy, and a home health aide while receiving home health care. The type of care depends on the individual patient’s needs and health care goals.
No. The types of care provided to the patient depend on their individual health care goals.
If a patient needs an additional type of care, it will be coordinated by Advent Home Health Services, Inc.