Some health care services can be provided in your own home; skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, and medical social services as advised and ordered by your physician.
If you are leaving a hospital or skilled nursing facility, the discharge planner can help you to set up in-home care.
In order to be eligible for Medicare coverage, the health services used must be both reasonable and necessary in the treatment of an illness or injury. A certified Home Health Care Agency may provide the following services:
- Some skilled nursing care
- Personal and occupational therapy
- Speech-language pathology services
- Certain medical supplies
- Durable medical equipment
As part of Senior Life Care Planning’s advocacy we recommended reliable and good agencies.
Although most home heath care agencies are honest and use proper billing information, fraud is not uncommon. Fraud may include home health visits ordered by your doctor but which were never actually carried out or bills for equipment or services that you never received.
Therefore, please review Senior Life Care Planning’s website for information, which can save you thousands of dollars and give you peace of mind.Tags: Discharge Planner, Health Care Services, home care, hospital, senior life care planning