Medicare Certified Home Health

Home Health covered under the Part A Medicare benefit consists of part-time, medically necessary skilled care (nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy) that is ordered by a physician. If patients are eligible for skilled services, they can also receive part-time assistance with personal care needs from a home health aide. Patients are required to be “homebound” as a condition of eligibility for these services.  Homebound definition according to Medicare guidelines means “there exists a normal inability to leave home and, consequently, leaving home would require a considerable and taxing effort.” A patient would be able to go to their physician, the barber, hairdresser, church services, and to special family gatherings, but would require the assistance of another person to leave home. A person may leave their home infrequently for brief periods with the assistance of another individual and still be considered homebound. Any concerns about whether a patient will meet homebound criteria should be directed to our agency staff for further clarification.

Medicare certified Home Health agencies are required to conduct comprehensive assessments of all patients and participate in the federal program Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS). Certified Home Health agencies electronically submit OASIS health information on Medicare patients to measure patient outcomes for quality improvement. Public reporting on selected outcome measures is available by accessing the CMS website.


  1. Fall prevention and safety in the home

  2. Exercise programs for strengthening, balance, and increasing mobility

  3. Gait and transfer training and education

  4. Instruction on pain management and relief

  5. Home evaluations for safety and adaptive equipment

  6. Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training

  7. Intervention to low vision and/or visual impairments

  8. Instruction on proper use of prosthetics and orthotics

  9. Treatment in areas of speech, language, swallowing, cognition, and memory

  10. Increase functioning in activities of daily living

  11. Energy conservation strategies

Case Management

  1. Facilitate communication between providers

  2. Referrals to community resources

  3. Recommendations for care needs

  4. Caregiver support

Medical Social Worker

  1. Assessment of the patient’s home situation and financial resources

  2. Assistance with social or emotional issues

  3. Assist with obtaining available community resources

    1. Meal delivery

    2. Medication delivery

    3. Medicaid application

    4. Transportation

    5. Caregivers

  4. Counseling services

  5. Family or caregiver support

Our skilled team of professionals can provide the following services:

Home Health Aide

Part-time assistance with personal care including skin care, bathing, dressing, grooming, caring for hair, nail and oral hygiene, foot care, and ear care. A Home Health Aide is generally in the home for periods of about one hour 2-3 times a week according to patient-specific needs.

Disease Management and Teaching

  1. Pulmonary Rehab

  2. Congestive Heart Failure

  3. Diabetes

  4. Parkinson’s Disease

  5. Orthopedic Rehab

  6. Pain Management

  7. Wound Care

  8. Medication Management

  9. Ostomy care

  10. Dietary Management

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