Home Health

Home Health

If you are recovering from an illness, wound, surgery, stroke, or other disabling event, your doctor may prescribe home healthcare.

Home healthcare provides skilled nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and medical social services in the comfort of home.

Home healthcare is prescribed by your doctor and is provided by a variety of healthcare professionals. Medicare covers home healthcare that is temporary and part-time.

Home health professionals may teach you, or your caregivers, how to care for wounds and manage medication. The goal is to help you reach and keep your best physical, mental and social well-being.

To help you make an informed decision, Medicare provides quality of care information for all Medicare-certified home health agencies. You can compare how well agencies in your area help patients get better in:

  • taking oral medicines
  • correctly dressing themselves
  • level of confusion
  • getting to and from the toilet
  • pain when moving around
  • mobility
  • admission rate to the hospital
  • getting in and out of bed
  • the need for urgent, unplanned care

For more information call toll-free (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227) or click here to get information about the quality of care in home health agencies in your area. You can use that site to find and compare home health agencies in your area.

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