Home health care is clinical medical care provided by a registered nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist or other skilled medical professionals, and is often prescribed as part of a care plan following a hospitalization.
Home healthcare can help you live independently in your home. We can assist with and provide comprehensive care for you, all delivered in your home environment under the direction of your personal physician. Services and programs are provided if you have a medical condition that can be:
Home healthcare requires a skilled need that a nurse or physical therapist can provide. Nursing care by UR Medicine Home Care is provided with a teamwork approach involving the patient first, physician, family, caregivers, and members of the healthcare team.
Personal care (or private duty care) is usually provided by a home health aide and does not require a nurse, but is necessary when you need help at home with bathing, dressing, moving around or meal preparation.
The requirements to qualify for home health care include:
Generally, you can be considered home bound if:
You are NOT considered home bound if:
Home health services include:
Situations in which home health is prescribed include:
Home healthcare can be covered through a variety of sources if your care is medically necessary and you meet certain coverage requirements: