Freedom to Choose
According to Federal law, home health care patients are free to choose which agency will provide their home care services.
Section 1802 of the Social Security Act "seeks to ensure that free choice is guaranteed to all Medicare Patients. "The law states: "Any individual entitled to insurance benefits under this title [i.e., Medicare] may obtain health services from any institution, agency, or person qualified to participate under this title if such institution, agency, or person undertakes to provide him such services." This statement gives patients freedom to choose whom they want as their provider of post-hospital services.
So when speaking with your doctor and if your doctor recommends home health care for you or a loved one, remember it's your Choice! Choose Continuum!
The University of Virginia Medical Center's home care agency, Continuum Home Health serves a large geographic area and can provide everything you need, ensuring continuity of care. Continuum provides care in the counties of Albemarle, city of Charlottesville, Greene, Madison, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson, Buckingham, Augusta, and Rockingham.