Home Health

Home Health Care Supports Those with Illness or Injury

Partners In Care provides home health services for patients who need short term medical support and assistance with a serious illness, injury, or recovery from surgery. The goal of home health is for patients to heal and become as self-sufficient as possible.

How Our Team Supports You

Home health patients receive specialized medical care and compassionate support in their own residence so they can recover and regain their independence. Home health is also available for people who live with long-term chronic conditions like heart disease, COPD, or diabetes and need support with disease management.

In some cases, skilled nursing may be required for medical needs such as wound care, IV lines, lab work, tube feeding, catheter maintenance, and other elevated needs. We also have a rehabilitation team that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy depending on your needs. Partners In Care will collaborate with patients and their providers to determine the level of home health support and nursing services needed and handle all those details.

The loss of independence from illness or injury can be one of the most difficult challenges facing a person and their family. Our team understands the emotional frustrations during the recovery process and works with patients and families to support the healing journey. We customize home health services for each patient’s specific needs, combining compassionate care with medical and rehabilitation expertise, offering home visits, education, and referrals to other supportive resources.

“Honestly, I do not know how I would have managed without the care given by your physical and occupational therapists. I was totally in denial about how & what I could or should do after my surgery. Without their patient and clear guidance and instruction, I most certainly would have hurt myself and set back my recovery. Their assistance was critical in the successful result of my bone surgery.”

- Home Health patient

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Home Health FAQs

When is the right time for home health?

If you’re struggling with health challenges that limit your mobility and independence, we recommend you speak with your provider to obtain a referral to Partners In Care Home Health. The process for admission to our Home Health program begins with your doctor. If you’re an adult caring for a loved one with health challenges, we’re happy to talk with you about patient eligibility and in-home care services.

Who is eligible for home health?

Patients who qualify for home health services are under the skilled care of a physician and homebound due to an injury or illness and are unable to leave the home without considerable assistance. They may require skilled nursing on an intermittent basis, or therapy services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy. More detailed information about eligibility is available at The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

What types of services can I expect with home health?

Home health care visits and the services we provide are based on your doctor’s orders, ongoing assessments, and the collaboration in your personal care plan. Your doctor may change your plan, increasing or decreasing the number of visits or services provided, in order to provide you with the best home health care for your individual needs.

The Partners In Care Interdisciplinary Team is available to speak with 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Visits may require skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis, or require physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy. Our certified staff can administer IV therapies such as antibiotics, and uses the latest care techniques in comprehensive wound, ostomy and continence care management. Our team provides teaching and support so that you and your loved ones can care for yourself or each other when we are not present.

Special home health care services include our Fall Intervention Program that takes proactive steps to keep our patients on their feet. We also offer support, education, and case management to help patients navigate diverse community services, such as Feet Retreat, a foot care clinic that is available to the community, as well as home health patients.

Who pays for home health services?

Medicare may pay for your home health care needs if you meet certain eligibility requirements and your doctor refers you. Private insurance may also cover some home health care costs that Medicare and Medicaid might not cover. We will work with you to contact your insurance company to learn about individual coverage and any co-payments.

What isn’t included in home health?

We provide skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. We cannot provide homemaker or daily caregiving services under home health. We can provide limited assistance through a Home Care Aide with bathing 1-3 times weekly, but not daily. There must be a skilled need for a nurse or rehab team, and when there is no longer a skilled need, and the patient is discharged, the home care aide must also leave the home. That cannot be a stand-alone service. If you or your family do need a daily caregiver or homemaker for tasks such as meal preparation, we can provide you with community resources and recommendations to local organizations that provide this support.

How does someone initiate home health services?

Ask your primary care provider or specialist about the need for home health services. You are also welcome to contact us for more information and eligibility.

When talking to my doctor, can I request Partners In Care by name?

Yes, you can! We’d be honored to provide care for you or your loved one in your own home. Under Medicare, federal law gives patients the freedom to choose their health care provider.

Will Partners In Care create a care plan just for me or my loved one?

Absolutely. After your doctor refers you to Partners In Care, one of our clinicians will visit you in your home to assess your needs. We will then work with your physician to develop your personal care plan and keep your doctor updated on your progress. If your condition or needs change, we’ll collaborate with your doctor to review your plan of home health care and make any necessary adjustments.