Our services may consist of a single treatment or a combination of treatments provided in your home by our home health agency.
Services that are appropriate to the care needs of the patient will be planned, coordinated, and made available under the direction of your physician and qualified staff. Some of the services we offer include:
- Skilled nursing
- Home health aides
- Medical social services
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
Skilled nursing care is provided by a licensed nurse who is trained and experienced in providing care in the home setting. The primary nurse coordinates all of the services and treatments that you receive when we are active in your case. The nurse also communicates with your physician to update your plan of care.
Home health aides are people who are trained to provide part-time personal care. They work under the supervision of the registered nurse, physical therapist, or speech therapist. Duties of the home health aide will be part of the plan of care, and can consist of bathing, dressing, bedding, and assistance with other activities of daily living.
Medical social services are provided by a medical social worker. Services may include short-term counseling services, referral and coordination with community resources, and assistance with placement arrangements, finances, and long-term planning.
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are provided by licensed therapists and licensed therapy assistants under the direction of a therapist. Therapy services assist the patient in regaining function and communication skills. Your therapist will provide specific information about the services and treatments you will receive.
Treatments and supplies that are medically necessary must be coordinated with the Careage Home Health team while you are receiving Medicare-covered services. If arrangements are made for any supplies or services while under Medicare Home Health services, you will be financially responsible for any incurred charges.
Durable medical equipment, such as mobility aids or walkers, wheelchairs, and hospital beds are covered separately and may be obtained at any Medicare-certified medical supply company. Bathroom aids are generally not covered by Medicare.