To aid in your health recovery, your doctor may recommend that medical care be provided in your home. A doctor’s order is required for obtaining home health services. Care is provided for a limited period of time.
Medicare, Medicaid, worker’s compensation, most private insurance companies and HMOs cover the cost of home health care. Coverage and prior authorizations differ from plan to plan.
Types of care provided may include:
- Nursing services, including wound care
- Rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech therapies)
- Mental health nursing
- Medical social work services
- Nutrition therapy
- Home health hygiene aides