What is home health care?
Home health care is an assistance service involving a full range of medical care. Care may include nursing, therapy, and assistance with personal needs. Physicians may order home care after hospitalization or in lieu of hospitalization when skilled care may be accomplished safely in the home. GRANDCARE Home Health, in collaboration with the client’s physician, will develop a specific Plan of Care tailor-made to meet the individual needs of the client. This Plan of Care will be monitored regularly and any changes in condition will be communicated immediately to your physician.
Why home health care?
Home health care is a cost-effective option for receiving health care services. Returning to one's home and family may speed recovery and can improve the quality of life for both patient and family or caregive
What types of health care can be provided at home?
Many medical conditions that previously required hospitalization can safely be treated in the home. GRANDCARE Home Health Agency offers these basic services:
Skilled nursing care, including skilled nursing visits for Wound Care, Diabetic Care, Orthopedic Care, Cardiovascular Care, Pulmonary Care, Catheter Care and patient and family teaching.
Rehabilitation therapies, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Medical social work.
Certified Nurse Assistants for activities of daily living services.
Physician's house calls. Doctor's can visit patient in their home for any medical need.
Who is eligible for home care with Medicare coverage?
You must be under the care of a doctor, and you must be getting services under a plan of care established and reviewed regularly by a doctor.
You must need one or more of the following: skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.
The home care agency caring for you must be Medicare-certified.
You must be homebound, which means:
- Leaving your home isn’t recommended because of your condition.
- Your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person).
- Leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort.
- When you leave home, it must be to get medical care, or for short, infrequent non-medical reasonssuch as the grocery store, the doctor’s office, church, beauty salons, and short visits to other locations.
How much will I have to pay for home care if I have Medicare?
Medicare pays for 100% of home care services. The patient will not be billed. If a patient only has private insurance, a patient might be billed a portion of the fee not covered by the insurance plan. You will be notified if there is a portion that will not be covered by your insurance or Medicare upon admission.
How can I pay for home care services if I don’t have Medicare?
Private insurance companies may cover a range of home care services; however, these vary in relation to each insurance carrier. Services can also be paid for out-of-pocket by the client through our Personal Assistance Services (PAS) program.
What does a Home Health Aide do?
The primary function of a home health aide is to perform personal care, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, and oral hygiene. Once the personal care is complete, the aide may also perform other duties for the patient, such as tidying the room, changing bed linens, or making a snack.
How long can the nurses and therapists come to see me?
As long as a physician orders home care services that he/she deems medically necessary.
What would make me eligible for home health services?
In order to receive Home Health Care you must be homebound. This means you must experience a taxing effort to leave the home. Absences from the home should be for short periods and infrequent. The care you require must be skilled in nature. This means the care you receive can be delivered only by a skilled medical professional.
What types of conditions would indicate a need for home health care?
Patients with one or more of the following conditions may be eligible for Home Health services:
- New surgical procedure.
- New or change in your medical diagnosis.
- Difficulty walking, transferring, or performing regular daily activities.
- New or changed medication
- Problems with talking or swallowing.
- New medical equipment such as oxygen, a walker, blood sugar meter, etc
- New or changed caregiver
What Are The Benefits of Home Health Care?
Care is provided in the privacy and comfort of your home.
Twenty-four hour access to a skilled nurse.
No Medicare co-pay.
All services are coordinated with your physician(s).
Shorter recovery time.
Excellent patient satisfaction survey results.
Licensed and Certified
How do I sign up for services with GRANDCARE HOME HEALTH?
Your physician will call or fax us an order, or prescription, for home care services that identifies which services are indicated. We will have the admitting clinician call and set up an appointment time that is agreeable to perform your admission. You may also contact us directly and we can coordinate services with your doctor.
What makes GRANDCARE HOME HEALTH different from other agencies?
We value strong relationships and strive to maintain a personal touch with each patient. Paying attention to details and making sure your individual needs are met is very important to us. All our services are provided by licensed healthcare professionals who have been carefully screened and trained in order to provide our clients with the best care possible. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We serve seniors throughout the DFW metroplex.
Please consider us as your preferred home health professionals.