Requirements for receiving home health care depend on your need and payer source. Anyone recovering from acute illness or surgery, or managing any chronic medical, physical, mental, or behavioral condition or disability that hinders the ability to function and care for oneself could qualify to receive home health care. There are different types of home care services, meaning that people may qualify to receive skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy and/or assistive and supportive services. Additional eligibility requirements apply depending on your payer source, such as private pay, Elderly Waiver, HMO, Medicaid, or Medicare.
These are non-medical support service provided to anyone, who because of advanced age or physical or mental infirmity, cannot care for his/her needs. Such services may include assistance with dressing, self-feeding, oral hygiene, hair care, grooming, toileting, and bathing, or household tasks related to the care of the aged or homebound person, such as cleaning, meal preparation, bed making, laundry, and other similar services.
Who or where you call depends on the kind of insurance or medical assistance you receive:
The agency accepts most private insurance and HMOs as long as the physician has approved the need for home health-care services. Additionally, we accept Medicare and Medicaid for payment. Please email or call for specific insurance information.
Once approved for services, have the caseworker refer your case to a home-care provider agency of your choosing, like Divine HealthCare Network. Divine will send a registered nurse to process your admission and design a plan of care based on the initial assessment and information from your physician.
Once admitted, Divine may assign you an employee or you may bring your own employee who may be a family member, neighbor, or friend as your personal care assistant, homemaker, home health aide, or nurse, depending on your authorized service(s).