Frequently Asked Questions

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Home health care consists of skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, aide services and medical social work provided to beneficiaries in their home. Home health care provides medical treatment for an illness, injury or surgery with the goal of helping you recover, regain your independence.

To be eligible for the home health benefit, beneficiaries must need part-time (fewer than eight hours per day) or intermittent skilled care to treat their illnesses or injuries and must be unable to leave their homes without considerable effort. Medicare requires that a physician certify a patient’s eligibility for home health care and that a patient receiving service is under the care of a physician.

For patients who meet home health eligibility requirements, Medicare may pay for your covered home health care for as long as you remain eligible and your doctor certifies that you need it. In addition, your state’s Medicaid program will pay for home health services, or your private insurance may also cover home health care. Please contact your state Medicaid program or insurance company to learn about their specific eligibility requirements.

It is our policy to admit and treat all clients, without regard to race, ancestry, national origin, age, religious creed, color, sex, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. There is no distinction in eligibility, assignment, or in the manner clients are provided home care services by Eden. Any person or organization that may refer or recommend clients for home care service must do so based on an agency’s non-discrimination policy.