When searching for senior care options, it’s very important to understand the resources available. As a home care provider, our goal is not only to provide excellent care, but to also be a resource for those confusing topics, such as Medicare and Home Health. All Florida offices are Medicare-certified. Other Caring People locations have strong partnerships with certified Medicare agencies and connect clients with necessary resources providing seamless coverage at affordable pricing.
Medicare and Home Health Care
Today, a number of services that were once restricted to only hospitals and other care facilities, can now be done in the home. Home care is a more affordable and convenient option for those interested in aging in place.
Medicare pays for certain health services
- If the client meets certain eligibility criteria AND
- If the services are considered necessary for the treatment of illness and/or injury
Home Health Care Services Eligible For Medicare Coverage
Home health agencies approved by Medicare will receive coverage for certain services. Those who have Medicare are eligible for the following coverage (medicare.gov):
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Skilled nursing care
- Medical social service
- Medical supplies
- Private duty care
This coverage is only available to those that are regularly receiving services under a plan of care by a doctor. To maintain eligibility, other home health professionals must also document that they’ve worked with a patient related to the reason they require home health services.
Home Care Services Not Eligible For Medicare Coverage
Home care services not covered by Medicare include:
- Meal delivery
- 24/7 at-home daycare services
- Personal care services such as bathing, when that is the only care required
Select the Best Certified Medicare Agency for Skilled Services
Not all certified Medicare agencies are the same. Reviewing quality measures is very important when selecting a home health agency. In addition to Medicare certification, Caring People is also accredited by both The Joint Commission and Community Health Accreditation Partner, which illustrates our commitment to clinical and customer excellence. Utilizing a star rating system, Medicare measures all certified agencies. We aim to boost our patient star ratings through exceptional patient care and are proud to have achieved a 4.5 star rating.