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What kinds of services can home health care provide?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Skilled nursing/PTOT

Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT.
That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping

In brief: Skilled nursing/PTOT

Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT.
That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect.html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping
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