Home Care provides the personal care and compassionate treatment that a patient or his/her family needs. It involves the supervision of health professionals to ensure the safety of the patient while he/she stays at home. Some Home Health Care policies and procedures can be categorized into several categories: Personal Care Services, Service Planning and Administration, and Legal Services.
Home Care services can be provided by any licensed health care professional who has received special training for this field. The most common Home Care professionals are Home Health Aide (HHA), Personal Care Aide (PCA), and Home Health aides. Home Health Aides provides routine medical assistance, emotional support, and companionship services for the elderly and people with disabilities. Home Health Care Aides also gives physical therapy and speech therapy. Personal care services include helping patients make toilet trips and bathing them. Home Health Care Aides usually performs other tasks such as shopping for groceries and laundry.
Service planning involves coordinating all aspects of patient care, including medical treatments, medication administration, follow-up care, and follow-up care. Home Health Care Plans and Policies help the families make informed choices about Home Health Care. Service planning includes periodic assessments of the patient’s medical conditions and needs, periodic reassessments of services, and financial and material support for care.
Home health care policies and procedures will cover the costs of services provided by Home Health Care practitioners and employees and will specify which services are covered and which services are not covered. Services covered by Home Health Care Policies and Procedures may include in-home nursing care, medical equipment, medication, and non-ambulatory aids such as wheelchairs. Although services may be covered under a Policy or Procedure, sometimes it is necessary to obtain separate authorizations for specific services.
Some policies and procedures specify which services are covered by Medicare while others do not. Most policies and procedures cover the same services provided through Home Health Care Agencies and other contracted services provided by providers, including adult daycare and residential care. However, there may be differences in coverage for services covered by Medicare Part B and Part D, as these programs focus on health care needs instead of medical conditions.
Although Medicare does not cover most of the services provided by Home Health Care Agencies, the costs of these services are often covered by private insurance. Before enrolling in a Home Health Care policy or procedure, it is important to understand the details of the program. Each individual’s circumstances are unique; therefore, it is necessary to consider your own needs and preferences before deciding which services you want covered. While some services may be unnecessary, others could be critical to maintaining your quality of life.