What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care is delivered to you in your own home. ¬†Following an illness or injury, you may need continued care after being hospitalized or visiting your physician. Merida’s clinical team members come to your home to provide the professional care you need.
What kind of services does home health care provide?
- Wound Care
- Medication Administration
- IV Therapy
- IV Infusion
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Diabetic Program
- CHF Program
- Medical Social Worker
How much does Home Health Care cost?
If you currently receive Medicare benefits, your home care services could be provided at no cost to you. If you subscribe to an HMO or have a private insurance, you will be informed during the first visit of any costs.
What about my physician?
Merida’s nurses and therapist partner with you, your family, and your physician to determine what steps will be taken on your road to recovery. Together we develop a plan of care to follow and as your needs change, so will the plan until recovery is achieved.
What does it mean to be homebound?
The patient’s medical condition is such that their ability to leave home creates a considerable/taxing effort, and when they leave home, it is for infrequent or short time periods.
How long can I receive home health care?
Medicare certifies each patient for an episode of care, which is 60 days. You can be recertified for an unlimited amount of episodes if you meet the criteria, however, your care only lasts as long as treatment is required. Most Commercial insurance plans have visit limits on how much care you can be provided in a one year timeframe.
Who can receive Home Health care?
Individuals of all ages and with a variety of health care needs can receive home health services. Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies require medical orders from a physician before care can be initiated.