In addition to the above Private Pay services the following guidelines are often required Under Medicare, Medicaid, and some insurance companies; for Home Health services They are:

  • Be confined to the home (home-bound);
  • Be under the care of a physician;
  • Receive services under a plan of care established and periodically reviewed by a physician;
  • Be in need of skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis or need physical therapy or speech Therapy;
  • Have a continuing need for occupational therapy
    Clarification of Home-bound: This does not mean the patient must never leave their home. In general terms, a patient is considered “Home bound” if they:
  • Have a medical condition or an injury that restricts their ability to leave their home unless they use an assistive device (crutches, cane, wheelchair, walker);
  • Require the use of special transportation;
  • Require the assistance of another person;
  • Or, leaving their home is not medically advised
    Patients may leave their homes occasionally; for church services, hairdressing, attending a family Functions while being driven in a vehicle by another person. Absences from the home to receive Medical treatments are also allowed, such as:
  • Kidney dialysis;
  • Chemo/radiation therapy;
  • And outpatient physical therapy, including whirlpool therapy