Home Health Care refers to the skilled side of home services provided by Medicare. Home Health includes services like Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-language pathology (therapy) Services, Medical Social Work, wound care, IV or nutrition therapy, and Injections that can all be provided in the home with orders from a physician.
In order for Medicare to pay for these services, a client must be “homebound” as defined by Medicare Guidelines. Home Health agencies must be Medicare Certified to provide these services and for them to be covered by Medicare. These agencies are reviewed by Medicare on a regular basis. The results of these quality reviews are public and can be found on the Medicare.gov website. It's important to review this data before choosing which Home Health Agency to use.