How does home care work?

A. The term “home care” covers a broad range of medical and social services. The convalescent, disabled, chronically ill, or terminally ill individuals who require medical, nursing, physical therapy, social care, or assistance with activities of daily life receive these services at home.

When a person need ongoing care that cannot be easily or efficiently supplied by family and friends alone but does not require hospitalization, home care is appropriate. As their physical capacities decline, an increasing number of older persons who choose to live independent, non-institutional lifestyles are obtaining home care services.

Increasing numbers of patients require highly specialized care when they return home as hospital stays decline. Other patients can receive safe and efficient care while remaining in the comfort of their own homes.

What does the term “homebound” mean?

A. The term “homebound” includes:

  • The patient’s health must be so poor that leaving the house would be extremely difficult.
  • The majority of the time, a “homebound” patient will leave their home in order to receive medical care.
  • Absences are few, brief in duration, and do not suggest that the patient has the ability to receive medical treatment delivered outside of the house.
  • If the patient’s condition, brought on by a disease or accident, prevents them from leaving their home without the help of a cane, wheelchair, walker, or the most amount of assistance from a friend or family member.
  • if the patient’s condition makes leaving the house contrary to medicine.
  • Any absence for religious purposes is considered to be brief and uncommon, and as such does not invalidate homebound status.

Can I pick the home health care provider I want?

A. In accordance with federal law, patients receiving home health care are free to select the organization or individual who will handle their in-home care needs. The Social Security Act’s Section 1802 “seeks to ensure that freedom of choice is guaranteed to all Medicare Patients.” According to the statute, “Any individual entitled to insurance benefits under this title [i.e., Medicare] may obtain health services from any institutions, agencies, or persons qualified to participate under this title if such institution, agency, or persons undertakes to provide him with such services.”

How are home care services started up?

In some cases, a doctor’s order is required to begin receiving home care services, but not always. Contact Us now for a free home health care consultation. A discharge planner will help with the referral process before discharge if a patient is in the hospital. Our nurse will arrange a visit to do an initial evaluation once we receive the order. The nurse will inform the doctor of her findings and offer recommendations for treatment.

Do patients have to be admitted to the hospital in order to be eligible for home care?

A. Patients are entitled to home care without being admitted to the hospital. After a clinic visit or anytime he decides there is a need for services, your doctor may make a referral. If you think home care services may be right for you or your loved one, contact us now for a free consultation.

Who will cover the costs of the services?

A. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and other private insurances all cover services. We will check coverage with Medicare or a private insurance company before rendering services. Additionally, we accept private payments.

Will private information be protected?

A. Saba Home Health Care complies with the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act, as do all of the contracted providers. Only employees who are directly involved in providing care have access to personal and medical information.

How often and for how long are the visits?

A. The number of visits will depend on your medical condition, your course of treatment, and any procedures required for patient care. Visits typically last 45 to 60 minutes. Services are valid for 60 days and may be extended if necessary.

Will medical professionals contact to confirm appointments?

A. Medical professionals will schedule appointments at least one day in advance. Other appointments must be made known to them in order for them to change their schedule.

Will doctors get involved?

A registered nurse will supervise home care and keep track of a patient’s development. Our team can coordinate with the patient’s doctors to review their home care plan.

Do family members participate?

A. Patients and their families are expected to participate in their treatment because home health care is a transient sort of service. Our staff members are here to inform, instruct, and support patients in taking care of their condition, receiving treatment, and performing other tasks that must be done at home.

Are durable equiptments and medical supplies covered?

A. Medicare and other insurances provide coverage for the majority of supplies and durable medical equipment. In the event that some expenses are not reimbursed, we will inform the patient.

Will services resume once a patient is discharged from the hospital if they were admitted?

A. We will stay in touch with the patient’s family and doctor while they are in the hospital. In order to continue with homecare after discharge, we will ask the hospital for discharge information.

What happens if a patient improves?

A. Their condition will be continuously assessed by our professionals. They will approach the doctor for permission to dismiss a patient from the program if they decide that they are healthy enough to take care of themselves.

Is it possible to cancel services?

A. Patients have the right to make decisions about their care with the help of their family members. They are free to discontinue services at any time and for any cause.

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