What is Home Health Care?
Medical home health care is provided in your home by health care professionals such as nurses and therapists. Our staff can teach you how to safely care for yourself or a loved one at home. We help you maintain your independence following an illness, injury, or new diagnosis.
Who Can Benefit From Home Health Care?
Call Specialty Home Health Care when you or a loved one exhibits any of the following, and we will help you determine if home health is the right choice.
- Falls, unsteady gait, or unable to safely ambulate or transfer
- A new diagnosis that requires the skilled care of a nurse or therapist
- A new onset of symptoms or exacerbation of symptoms, including changes in emotional or behavioral status
- A recent inpatient stay in a hospital, rehab facility, or skilled nursing facility, or a visit to the emergency room
- Prescribed new medications, changes in doing, or mismanaging medications’
- Unresolved pain issues or symptoms that are limiting activity
- Missing appointment due to injury or illness
- A change in condition, decline in functional ability, or change in caregiver status
- Teaching on New Diseases and Treatment
- Medication Teaching and Management
- Only area agency to offer the ReACH program, designed to reduce acute care hospitalizations in high-risk patients
- Laboratory Services and PT/INR testing for patients who qualify
- Post-Hospitalization Care and Post-Surgical Care
- Specialized Disease management Programs including Cardiac, Diabetes, Pulmonary, and Others
- Telehealth for patients who qualify
- Wound Care
- Transitional Care Management Services to ensure a smooth transition from an inpatient stay back to the home environment
- Behavioral Health Nursing and Memory Adaptation Program
- Gait training
- Balance programs
- Prosthetic training
- Vestibular therapy
- Electrotherapeutic point stimulation
- Self-management programs to promote independence at home
- Home exercise program
- Evaluate for equipment and supplies
- Interactive Metronome
- AOL training
- Fine motor coordination
- Sensory treatment
- Adaptive equipment
Speech and Language
- Dysphagia treatment
- Vital Stirn
- Speech disorder treatment
- Cognitive assessment
- Cognitive training to improve executive function
Home Health Aide
- Bathing and dressing
- Personal care
- Transfer / ambulation
Medical Social Worker
- Assessment of social and emotional factors
- Community resource planning
- Short-term counseling for long range planning and decision making
Who Pays for Home Health Care?
Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and some commercial plans will cover medical home health care services when certain eligibility criteria are met:
1. Patient must be considered homebound.
2. Patient must need medically necessary intermittent skilled services (Nursing, PT, or ST).
3. Patient must be under the care of a physician who determines the need of home health care and periodically will review the plan of care.
Why Choose Specialty Home Health Care?
When it is time for you to have medical home health services, you have the right to choose which agency you will use. When choosing a home health care company look for one with proven quality and a trusted reputation.
- Locally owned and operated
- Two time Five Star Quality of Care recognition by CMS
- Only Indiana home health care agency listed in Home Care Elite top 100 agencies nationwide in 2013
- Top 500 home health care agency 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 by Home Care Elite
- Top 25% of home care agencies Nationwide by Home Care Elite 9 consecutive years
- Voted Courier and Press Readers’ Choice for Best In-Home Health Care Company 2012-2015
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