Patients must meet all of the following criteria to be admitted into our service and to continue receiving home health services:
- The patient receives the care in their home or place of residence, not a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or long-term care facility.
- The patient resides within the service area.
- The patient is confined to the home because of illness or injury per Medicare guidelines. This means:
- There is an inability to leave the home or leaving home requires a considerable and taxing effort for the patient.
- Patient requires the assistance of another person in order to leave their place of residence.
*Please Note: Transportation problems are not a deciding factor in deciding homebound status. For example, being unable to drive or not having a car or ride does not qualify a person for home health services.
4.The patient’s place of residence is a safe and appropriate setting for meeting the patient’s needs and providing home health services.
5. The patient’s physician determines that it is medically necessary for part-time or intermittent skilled care to be delivered by a skilled nurse or therapist in order to ensure safe and effective treatment.
6. The patient and/or caregivers are willing to participate in the Plan of Care and work toward specific treatment goals.
7. The patient’s medical care is provided under the direction of a physician.
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