01. Who uses home health care?
People of all ages. People who can leave the hospital or nursing home but need additional care; People who have short-term health needs; People who need assistance, due to age or disability, to remain at home; and People who need education about the disease process and training on how to best care for themselves.
02. I take several medications and have certain disability or medical condition. Am I eligible for Personal Care Assistance (PAS)?
Most probably, yes. Your eligibility for PAS hours will be determined by your PCP and the Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) or Managed Care Organization (MCO). It’s always good to take assistance from a home care agency or to initiate processing.
03. If I become eligible for home care, who would be my caregivers?
You have the right to choose your caregivers. They can be your adult children, family members, friends or anybody you choose and as long as they are eligible to work in a health care setting. We will hire the people you recommend for the job. You also have the right to change your caregivers.
04. Who pays for home health care services?
Medicare, Medicaid or other health insurances may cover the cost of home health care services. Some insurance policies will not cover all home health care services unless certain conditions are met. You can still obtain care without insurance coverage through a private duty agency on a private-pay basis. Additionally, some agencies may have funding to help people who cannot afford the private pay option. The home health care agency can help determine if the services you need are covered or if you need to make other arrangements.