Frequently Asked Questions



What is Home Health Care?
Who needs homecare?
How does one pay for homecare?
What types of services are covered by Medicare?
What are the criteria for Medicare covered home care admissions?
How do you select your Personal Care Assistants?
Why use Home Care?
How do I set up services?

What is Home Health Care?
Home Healthcare is skilled care provided by a Medicare certified agency under the supervision of your physician. Home healthcare provides medical care and training in the privacy of the home environment. Home healthcare is very cost effective and allows you to remain in the home. Angel Home Healthcare Services provides comprehensive care, in coordination with your physician, personalized to fit the individuals needs of every client/patient.

Who needs homecare?
Home care can be provided for clients who are returning home from the hospital or from a rehabilitation center. It is designed to help in the transition to home. Angel Home Healthcare Services provides an in-home assessment by an experienced professional, Registered Nurse, who with the help of the client's physician and family then determines the extent of care needed.

How does one pay for homecare?
Home care can be paid for through a number of ways.� In most cases Medicare pays for 100% of covered services. Private Insurance companies also cover a range of services that vary in relation to each insurance carrier.� If you have an insurance policy and you are not sure what it may cover for home care, please contact our office and we would be happy to research it on your behalf. It normally can be done very quickly as we deal with insurance companies on a daily basis. For your added convenience, services can even be purchased by the patient through our Private Pay program.

What types of services are covered by Medicare?
Covers some Home Health Care. You must meet certain conditions.
-Skilled nursing care by licensed RN or LVN
-Physical Therapy
-Occupational Therapy
-Speech-language Therapy
-Home Health Aide Services (Need to be in addition to nursing care or therapy)
-Medical Social Services
-Durable Medical Equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen, and walkers
-Some Medical Supplies

For more information, check www.medicare.gov, or call your Medicare agency.

What are the criteria for Medicare covered homecare admissions?
1.) You must be homebound: Normally unable to leave home or leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to the barber or to attend religious services.
2.) You must be under the care of a licensed physician. Your doctor must decide that you need medical care in your home, and make a plan for your care at home.
3.) You must need at least one of the following: intermittent skilled nursing care, or physical therapy, or speech-language pathology services, or continue to need occupational therapy.
4.) The Home Health agency caring for you must be approved by the Medicare program.

Why use Home Care?
Home Care...
1.) Allows for early discharge from hospitals and prevents or postpones institutionalization
2.) Can be an extension of the physician at home, providing confidence and peace of mind.
3.) Is personalized one-on-one, and tailored to meet the needs of each individual allowing maximum freedom for the client.
4.) Is cost effective when compared to hospital or nursing home care.
5.) Allows persons to remain in their own homes, proud and independent.

How do I set up services?
Once a request for care has been made, one of our staff managers will conduct a consultation with you and your loved ones where we get an opportunity to sit down and discuss the details of the type of care you will need.� We then have one of our Registered Nurses develop a flexible, personalized and suitable care plan specially designed for you.


Angel Home Healthcare Services is in compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age or disability with regard to admission, access to treatment or employment. We will make every effort to comply with these and similar statutes.

 
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