What exactly is home care?
Home care provides specialized healthcare-related services and activities in the comfort of a patient’s own home from trained medical professionals working under the direct supervision of the patient’s physician. We are able to cover a wide range of treatments and therapeutic activities to assist patients to return to living healthy and active lives.
Who covers the cost of home care services?
Generally, Medicare and/or Medicaid will cover the cost of home care services for those patients over the age of 65 who meet either program’s eligibility requirements. Also, private insurance companies pay for many of the services that Ameracare provides.
Who provides home care services?
Ameracare Home Health provides a team of trained professionals, including nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians, and home care aides.
What kinds of services are provided?
Ameracare provides a wide array of services including cardiac and respiratory monitoring, catheter and tube care, diabetes management, wound care, in-home physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and many others.
What is the Telemonitoring System?
Through AmeraCare Home Health, we provide monitors that are connected to the patients home phone that allows home health patients to track daily vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose, oxygen saturations, and daily weights. These vitals are the transmitted to AmeraCare Home Health agency daily and allow our clinical staff to evaluate the patients daily condition.
How do I know if I qualify for home care?
In general, a patient who needs home care services would be:
- Unable to leave home without a considerable and tiring effort;
- Under the care of a physician;
- Receiving services under a plan of care prescribed by their physician and periodically reviewed for progress;
- In need of skilled nursing care on an intermittent basis, physical therapy or speech-language pathology, or has a continuing need for occupational therapy.