Home health care is care provided to individuals and families in their place of residence for promoting, maintaining, or restoring health; or for minimizing the effects of disability and illness, including terminal illness. Home visits are made by professionals including nurses, social workers, therapists, home health aides, and personal assistants. Home health care is also a cost effective alternative to extended hospital stays or institutional care. Being at home helps clients feel better about themselves and gives them a sense of security and well-being, without imposing a burden on family and friends. In addition, home care can cost a fraction as much as hospitalization or a long term care facility.
Services provided by individual agencies will vary depending on local needs. All About Home Care Inc. services range from highly skilled nursing, physical therapy and social work just to name a few. We also provide patient care with a variety of professional services including: wound care, catheterization, gastrostomy feeding, gait training exercise, body mechanics and positions, infra red light energy, fine motor skills exercise, speech retraining.
If the care is medically necessary and the patient meets certain coverage requirements, Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans will usually pay for home health care services. Medicaid coverage varies depending on the state in which you reside and of course, different private insurance carriers have different policies.
For services that are not covered, patients may choose to pay out of their own pocket. For more details on private insurance please contact us at (713) 802-1211 for more information.
If you were recently hospitalized for surgery or illness.
If you are unable to meet your own needs due to health, age or social problems.
If you are stressed with taking care of a family member who can no longer care for themselves.
If you are homebound and need assistance with ADL’s.
There are nearly 10,000 home health care agencies in the United States. Home health care providers include registered, licensed, practical and vocational nurses; agencies contracting with physicians; home care aides; medical social workers; pharmacists; physical, respiratory and occupational therapists; laboratory technologists; speech pathologists; dental hygienists and dentists.
There are many important factors to consider in choosing the best agency to meet your needs. First you must assess what types of services you will need and find an agency that offers those services. Ask the agencies you are considering about their accreditations, licenses and certifications. You’ll also want to evaluate the quality of care, and the skills and training of personnel at the agencies under consideration.
If you’ve selected your home health agency carefully, you’ll probably avoid most problems. If a problem should come up, report it directly to the administrator of the agency. You may also make a complaint to your state’s department of health, State Medicare hot line or your local Better Business Bureau.
Under federal law you have certain rights as a patient. Federal law dictates that all home health care patients be informed of their rights and responsibilities. We at All About Home Care Inc. can provide you with a detail summary of patient’s rights and responsibilities.
Home health care costs differ greatly depending on each individual case, but are usually much lower than the long-term care facility alternative. Quite often the costs are buffered or completely covered by a third party such as insurance or special government programs designed to assist handicapped, disabled or injured people and their families. What’s more is that home health care is billed based on usage. What this mean is that if you only use one hour of service, you’re only billed for one hour unlike a long term facility which bills around the clock whether care is being given or not.
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