Home Health Boutique serves The Greater Fort Lauderdale Area and The Space Coast.
Home Health Boutique affiliates with Medicare-Certified Home Health Agencies that provide exceptional care and complement our services. This collaboration allows for all of our clients’ needs to be met. As an example, in addition to physical therapy, a client may require nursing to dress a wound or monitor blood sugar, and a social worker to assist with community resource planning. Home Health Boutique ensures that quality care is provided by working with the Home Health Agency of our choice to coordinate these additional healthcare services.
If you have a traditional Medicare plan, and a physician prescribes home health services, there is no cost to the you.
What Is Home Health Care?
Many health care treatments that were once offered only in a hospital or a doctor’s office can now be performed in your home. Home health care is just as effective as care provided in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Home health care is designed to provide treatment for an illness or injury with the goal of regaining independence. Home health care may also help you maintain your current function and slow the decline resulting from a progressive or chronic condition.
Medicare allows for home health care services if you meet certain eligibility requirements, and the services are considered reasonable and necessary for the treatment of your illness or injury.
What Health Conditions Are Commonly Treated By Home Health Care Providers?
Under What Circumstances Will Medicare Cover Home Health Care?
What Does Homebound Mean?
Do I Only Qualify For Home Health Care After I Have Been In A Hospital?
No, hospital admission is not necessary. You can qualify for home health care if you are homebound, as described above.
What Is Not Covered By Medicare?
Are Professional Therapy Services Available Under Medicare Only For Patients Who Are Improving, Or Expected To Improve?
No. Services rendered by physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists are covered by Medicare to maintain a patient’s condition or to prevent or slow the patient’s decline and deterioration, regardless of the patient’s underlying illness, disability, or injury. Skilled therapy services are covered when the specialized judgment, knowledge, and skills of a qualified physical therapist are necessary for performance of a maintenance program.
Do I Have A Choice In Who Provides My Home Health Care?
Yes! The Social Security Act ensures that free choice is guaranteed to all Medicare patients. It states: “Any individual entitled to insurance benefits under this Act may obtain health services from any institution, agency, or person qualified to participate under this Act if such institution, agency, or person undertakes to provide him/her such services.”
You are free to choose your provider of choice for home health services.
Where Can I Find More Information About Medicare Coverage And Home Care?