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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is home care?
  2. What are the advantages of home health care?
  3. Who uses home health care?
  4. Who qualifies for home health care?
  5. Who pays for home health care services?
  6. How does service begin?
  7. How much does this cost?
  8. Who provides home health services?
  9. Why should I choose Ohio Home Health Care, Inc. instead of hiring someone myself?
  10. Recent Agency Accomplishments

What is Home Care?

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.

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What are the advantages of home health care?

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.

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Who uses home health care?

Individuals of all ages use home health care services – from senior citizens to infants.  A few examples include:

    • Individuals who are discharged from a hospital or nursing facility but need additional care.
    • Individuals who need assistance, due to age or disability, to remain at home.
    • Individuals that have short-term health care need.
    • Those needing education about a disease process and training on how to best care for themselves.
    • Individuals who are terminally ill and desire to live their final days surrounded by their loved ones with dignity in the comfort of their own home.

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Who qualifies for home health care?

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.

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Who pays for home health care services?

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 are homebound. This means that due to your illness or injury it takes a considerable taxing effort for you to leave your home and your absences are infrequent or of relatively short duration. You can still be considered homebound if you leave home to attend a religious service; to receive health care treatment, including regular absences to participate in therapeutic, psychosocial, or medical treatment in a state licensed/certified and/or accredited adult day-care program; or to attend unique or infrequent events (family reunion, funeral, graduation, etc). However, if you drive an automobile, then you probably do not meet the Medicare homebound requirement.

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.

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How does service begin?

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.

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How much does this cost?

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. 

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Who provides home health services?

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.

Registered Nurse (RN) 
Physical Therapist (PT)  
Speech Therapist (ST) 
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)  

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Medical Social Worker (MSW)
State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) 

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Why should I choose Ohio Home Health Care, Inc. instead of hiring someone myself?

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, Inc. is Medicare certified. This means that we follow very strict federal guidelines in our operations and when delivering care to you.
    • Our healthcare providers have been carefully selected and a thorough background check conducted.
    • Our new hires have been extensively interviewed, drug screened and their references checked and verified.
    • Ohio Home Health Care, Inc. supervises our employees to provide you with competent, compassionate care.
    • We take care of the professional liability insurance and worker’s compensation premiums.
    • We take care of the federal and state unemployment compensation premiums.
    • We take care of the federal, state and local withholding taxes as well as any matching requirements.
    • We take care of the caregivers Christmas Bonus.
    • We contribute to the caregiver’s 401k plan.
    • We provide back-up caregivers when necessary.
    • Our caregiver skills are routinely tested and evaluated to determine in-service needs.
    • Our caregivers frequently attend workshops and continuing education seminars.
    • All employees of Ohio Home Health Care, Inc. have passed Basic First Aide Instruction
    • All employees of Ohio Home Health Care, Inc. are CPR certified and tested for TB to insure the client’s safety.
    • Our staff, both in the office and in your home, is professional, caring and simply the best.

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Recent Agency Accomplishments
    • 2006    “Home Care Elite” as recognized by OCS Home Care and Decision Health
    • 2007    “Home Care Elite” as recognized by OCS Home Care and Decision Health
    • 2008    “One of Dayton’s Best Agencies” as mentioned in the Dayton Business Journal
    • 2008    “Small Business of the Year” award from the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce
    • 2009    “Deficient Free Survey” as surveyed by the Ohio Department of Health
    • 2009    “Home Care Elite” as recognized by OCS Home Care and Decision Health

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5050 Nebraska Ave, Suite 5
Dayton, Ohio 45424
Tel: 937.853.0271
Fax: 937.853.0274
Email: ohiohomehealth@aol.com
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