Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Home health care can be an alternative to inpatient or other institutional settings. Services are based on the individual’s need as defined by their physician. A professional caregiver will visit you and provide your care in the environment where you are most comfortable, your home.
Home health care may reduce time spent in an institutional setting such as a hospital, long term care or rehabilitation facility. Care is provided is a comfortable environment, your home.
Individuals of all ages use home health care services – from senior citizens to infants. A few examples include:
Deciding the services each individual needs is an important part of what we do. We perform a comprehensive assessment by a qualified professional. Then we develop a customized plan of care that is tailored to each individual’s situation and supports his or her capabilities.
Typical payers include Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance Companies and Private Pay or self-pay individuals.
The following criteria are required for Medicare to pay for your home health services:
You have had a recent illness, injury or condition which requires Skilled Nursing Care on an intermittent basis, or Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology or have a continuing need for Occupational Therapy.
You are an eligible Medicare Beneficiary and under the care of a doctor who has ordered the treatment or services, we are providing. If the services are not reasonable or medically necessary and specifically ordered by your doctor, Medicare will not pay for these services.
Care is provided on an intermittent basis. This means Medicare will not pay our health care staff to stay with you for an extended period. We will visit you for the length of time it takes to provide the specific treatment ordered by your doctor.
If all of these requirements are met, Medicare will also usually pay for medically necessary Occupational Therapists, Medical Social Workers, Home Health Aides and some medical supplies. A Registered Nurse will make visits on a regular basis to insure the quality of care provided is the best and to address any concerns you may have.
Additionally, services not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies are available on a private pay basis.
Call 1-937-853-0271 and ask to speak to an intake coordinator to schedule an appointment or request additional information.
A physician, individual or family member can initiate service. However, Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance require physician oversight.
If the individual is covered by Medicare or Medicaid, they may have a spend-down or co-pay, otherwise they typically pay nothing out of pocket. If the individual has private insurance, we will work with the insurance provider to ensure the best possible coverage. The cost will depend on a variety of factors including the number of hour and type of services the individual needs. Services are also available on a Private Pay basis.
Our home health care team consists of physicians, nurses, certified nurse aides, home health aides, medical social workers and therapists who coordinate care based on an individual’s needs. We provide services that are designed to maintain independence and safety in addition to enriching the lives of our clients.
There are a number of reasons for choosing Ohio Home Health Care, Inc. Services and it is important you are aware of them.
Ohio Home Health Care
5050 Nebraska Ave, Suite 5
Dayton, Ohio 45424
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