If you have Medicare, you can use your home health benefits if you meet all the following conditions:
1. Your doctor must decide that you need medical care at home, and make a plan for this care.
2. You must need one or more of the following:
a. Intermittent skilled nursing care
b. Physical therapy
c. Speech-language pathology services
d. Continued occupational therapy
3. The home health agency caring for you must be approved by the Medicare Program (Medicare-Certified).
4. You must be homebound or normally unable to leave home unassisted.
To be homebound means that leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to attend religious services. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care.
Those needing skilled assistance often require that extra care to maintain their independence at home. Preferred Care at Home offers, for affordable prices, those quality additional services that helps keep those in need of assistance home safely.
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