When should home health care be considered?
Home health care is very helpful and convenient when a person is discharged from a hospital for a home recovery and still needs professional medical assistance until fully recovered.
Also home health care can provide tremendous help to families, who are not able – due to working hours and other responsibilities – to take good care of their elderly loved ones. Our home health caregivers will make sure that the senior takes proper medications and receives necessary treatments, and is not endangered by potential in-house hazards, such as turned on stove burners, stairs, or improperly taken medications. With home health care, a patient’s family is assured of their loved one’s well-being and safety.
What are the advantages of home health care?
In the majority of cases, patient discharged from a hospital to home health care usually recovers faster in a comfortable home environment.
Home health care costs less then hospital admissions, but the most important part is that patients feel happier and safer at home, where they can receive the same level of medical care while being surrounded by their family and friends.
Who pays for these services?
If you are Medicare eligible and qualified for care, there is no out of pocket cost to you. Home care can also be paid for by many private insurances or a variety of public programs.
These services can be paid for directly by insurance, community entitlement programs or by the patient and his or her family. Insurance companies have varying eligibility and payment policies. We are always willing to help you explore payment options. Because benefits and requirements can vary, we can help you check with payors about your specific benefits, even before beginning services, so you can have this information at the start of care.
• Medicare pays 100% of the cost for home health care for individuals 65 years of age or over or permanently disabled.
• Private insurance will pay for home health care. Benefits vary per policy and verification of benefits is required.
• Medicaid pays 100%. Pre-authorization is required.
• Workers Compensation Insurance
• Private Pay
Are your caregivers insured and bonded?
Absolutely. All of our caregivers undergo criminal background check and drug screening process. Those who qualify to work at Dynamic Home Health Care are being covered with general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
How to get started?
You may be eligible for home health care services under these situations:
- A homebound criterion is usually required.
The patient is under the care of a physician who manages and authorizes the need for services.
The patient requires the skilled services of a registered nurse, physical therapist and/or speech therapist.
Give us a call at 215-244-4466 to discuss your particular situation in detail and how Dynamic Home Health Care can help you or your loved one.
We’ll answer all questions you might have about our service and find the best suitable arrangements to provide the help you family needs. Together, we’ll find the best matching caregiver for your loved one, and plan a schedule and type of service to meet all your demands. As a rule, home health care can begin within a matter of hours.