Eligibility for Services

Coverage for homecare services is dependent on who is paying for the service -- Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, or the patients themselves. Normally, to receive home care services:

  1. Typically, patient must be homebound which means that he/she leaves their home infrequently except for medical reasons and when they do so, it requires a great deal of effort and usually the assistance of someone else.
  2. The patient typically would require periodic or intermittent care, not continuous care throughout the day. Typically, this care would not be required every day.
  3. Care must be provided under a doctor's order or under the direction of a physician.
  4. Care must be medically necessary.

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