Home health care helps patients get better, regain patient’s independence, and become self-insufficient as possible. Medicare recognizes the following symptoms, needs, and diseases, and most insurance companies consider them acceptable reasons for ordering home care. The skilled services offer for patients including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical social worker. The provider service can be offer for qualified patients together with skilled services. Symptoms/Needs: •ADL Deficits •Aphasia •Aspiration •Balance Problem •Bladder Irrigation •Burn •Cardiac •Chronic Disease •Colostomy Care •Constipation •Convulsion •Dizziness •Hypoxia •Incontinence •Injections/ IM-SQ •Medication Management •IV Therapy—IVIG •Medical Evaluation •Mobility Limits •Nutrition Assessment •Pain, chronic •Paralysis TPN, site care antibiotic •Post-Op Assessment •Safety Eval. Home •O2 Stats •Seizures Assessment •Septic •Severe Fatigue •Shortness of Breath •Skin Break •Swallow difficulty •Teaching Diet, IV •Teaching, diseases •Tube Feeding •Vomiting •Wound care To receive home care services, patients must: • Be homebound (Generally speaking, a patient will be considered homebound if they have a condition due to an illness or injury that restricts their ability to leave t heir place of residence and, consequently, leaving home would require a considerable and taxing effort.) • Require a skilled level of care (skilled nursing and/or therapy) • Have home care ordered by a physician
Home Health Care: Who Needs It?