Frequently Asked Questions
Many people researching home care may have been prescribed home health services by their physician, and are trying to find a provider whose services are covered by their Medicare home health benefit. The Medicare benefit covers 100 percent of home care services when certain qualifying conditions are met.
Home care enables a person to live as independently as possible without having to give up the comforts of their own home. It allows them to be in a familiar environment, sleep in their own bed at night, and stay close to loved ones like family, friends, and pets. It also brings peace of mind to know they have access to skilled, consistent, reliable care when it’s needed, even if those needs change.
When compared to other alternatives of care, home care can be significantly more cost effective. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), at-home care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and effective