Home Health Services

There are different types of Home Health Care services and programs, here you will find details about each service and who it's for. If you want to dive deeper into a service, you will find in each service section, a button that will lead you to the service page for more details.

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Home Health vs Home Care

Home health care and home care are two types of in-home assistance for those who require help with everyday duties, medical treatment, or rehabilitation. Home health care is given by licensed medical professionals, like nurses or therapists, and focuses on medical treatment and management of chronic diseases or post-acute recovery. 

On the other hand, home care is non-medical help with daily tasks like bathing and cooking that is given by a trained caregiver. The goal of home care is to improve the individual’s quality of life and assist them in remaining in their own home.

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Types of Home Care Services

Home care services include personal care, housekeeping, respite care, 24 hour live-in care, Alzheimer’s care, and dementia home care, all aimed at assisting individuals with their daily activities and ensuring their well-being within the comfort of their own homes.

 

1. Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing services involve the provision of medical care and treatment by a licensed nurse, including wound care, medication management, and monitoring of chronic conditions.

2. Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves the assessment and treatment of physical impairments to help individuals improve mobility, balance, and independence.

 

3. Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals perform daily activities, including self-care and household tasks, to improve their overall quality of life.

 

4. Speech Therapy

Speech therapy involves the assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders to improve communication and swallowing skills.

 

5. Medical Social Work

Medical social work involves providing emotional support and connecting individuals with community resources to address social, economic, and environmental challenges that impact their health.

 

6. Home Health Aides

Home health aide services involve providing personal care and assistance with daily activities, including bathing, dressing, and grooming, to individuals who need help with these tasks.

 

Other Nursing & Rehabilitation Services:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Diabetic Management
  • Congestive Heart Failure Management
  • Infusion Services
  • Patient/Caregiver Teaching
  • Ostomy Teaching/Care
  • Wound Care
  • Medication Management
  • Orthopedic Rehab
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Home Safety Assessment
  • Independence and Self Care Education
  • Adaptive Equipment Recommendations
  • Energy Conservation/Daily Living Skills

What Services Does Home Health Care Provide?

Skilled medical professionals often offer physical and occupational therapy, skilled nursing, and speech therapy as part of home health care. Home health services can include things like keeping an eye on serious diseases, giving fluids and food through an IV, caring for surgical wounds or pressure sores, and giving injections.

But the elderly can also get specialized, non-medical care at home, such as help with daily tasks like eating, dressing, bathing, getting around, or grocery shopping.

In general, home health care should help you get better or keep your health the same, stop your health from getting worse, and give you back your independence.

Who Qualifies for Home Health Care? Do I meet the requirements?

To be eligible for home health care in Montgomeryville, PA, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • You must be deemed homebound, and a doctor must confirm that you are. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), being homebound indicates that you:
    • Have difficulty leaving your house without assistance due to sickness or injury?
    • Because of your health, it is not advised that you leave the house.
  • You are being treated by a doctor who certifies that you need one or more of the following:
    • Rehabilitation treatment
    • Occupational therapy is still being provided.
    • Part-time or sporadic skilled nursing care
    • Services for speech-language pathology
  • A Medicare-approved home health agency may provide you with home health care. For example, if you were in the hospital recovering from an accident and were released but not totally recovered, your doctor’s discharge papers must state that you are homebound and in need of short-term skilled nursing care or rehabilitative treatment. This care must be provided by Medicare-approved health care organizations. The documents must also contain the plan of care, which alerts Medicare and home care companies of the services and equipment you will need.
  • A doctor must record that they have had a face-to-face communication with you about the reason you seek home health care and that this contact occurred within the time constraints specified.

How Much Is Home Health Care?

There are several home health care programs and kinds or levels of service included in home health care prices. A precise figure cannot be provided. A true cost estimate would need you to fully discuss the circumstances with a home health care professional. You may reach Tahara Health by phone at 888-TAHARA-5. This type of care is given by a licensed medical professional and is different from basic “home care,” which is more like help with daily tasks than medical treatment.

How Much Does Medicare Pay Per Hour for Home Health Care?

Home health care is often less costly than care provided in a nursing home or hospital.

The state average for non-medical home care is $28 per hour or more. Medical treatment is also provided in the home.

As long as you are homebound, Medicare will pay 100% of skilled healthcare services that you may need after a hospitalization or a change in your health condition.

A nurse, therapist, or social professional typically charges between $70.00 and $100.00 per hour. Medicare and Medicaid will cover 90% of the cost of home health care services.

Before you begin receiving home health care, the home health service should inform you how much Medicare will cover. They should also tell you if any of the services or products they offer are not covered by Medicare.

Finally, before providing you with treatments and materials that Medicare does not pay for, the home care organization should provide you with the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN).

Home health aides who assist with food preparation, housekeeping, bathing, and dressing are not covered by Medicare. Also, Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care, which people with Alzheimer’s, cancer, and a number of other diseases often need. However, there are programs that may help with long-term care expenditures.

Is home health care in Montgomeryville less expensive than nursing home care?

Home health care is just as good as care in a hospital or nursing home, but it is often less expensive and easier to get.

A survey done by Home Instead Senior Care found that home care is much more affordable than most people think. The average per-hour cost for home care paid by the polled seniors and their families was $17.10.

Annual nursing home care costs about $70,000 per year

$70,000 is over 75% higher than home health care.

Will Social Security cover the cost of a caregiver?

According to the website PayingforSeniorCare.com, fifteen US states offer public assistance programs that pay spouses or adult children to be caretakers. There are several state programs that enable paid family members to serve as caretakers. Medicaid HCBC Waivers and the Medicaid State Plan are two of these initiatives.

What Does Home Health Care Insurance Cover?

Medicare is a major funder of home health care services in the United States. The Medicare home health benefit includes a variety of skilled care services and may help you with your short-term, intermittent medical care needs.

Medicaid, Veterans benefits, long-term care insurance, and private health insurance are among other insurance alternatives that pay for home health care.

What’s the difference between home health care and home care?

Home care is more like daily living support, such as grocery shopping, light cleaning, organizing, bathing, and getting into and out of bed, while home health care involves medical treatment at home. A home health care helper will help with prescription administration, dosage, and health monitoring.

The chart below shows the difference between Home Care and Home Health.

 

Home Health Questions

Most Popular Questions

You will find most answers here, but if your questions have not been answered, please call Tahara Health at any moment at 1-888-824-2725.

 

Home Health services are skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, and home health aide.

 

No. Your Medicare benefit will cover 100% of your Home Health related costs.

 

If you are not getting discharged from the hospital or nursing home, then you will need to have your doctor send an order for home care services. We can assist you with the process if need be.

 

No. The patient does not need to be bedbound to be considered homebound. The patient is considered “homebound” under Medicare if the patient cannot leave home without “considerable and taxing effort”.

 

Yes. We are here for you 24 hours and 7 days of the week to address any concerns you have. We have dedicated staff to always answer your questions.

 

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