Paying for Home Health Care

Click Here to Find Texas Home Health Care Agencies

Home health care may be covered by your insurance, it just depends on your policy, as every health care policy is different. You can also get coverage for home health agency services through Medicare, Medicaid, or Veteran’s Administration insurance, although you’ll have to meet certain requirements to qualify.

For Medicare, you can get 100% of the costs covered if your doctor deems skilled rehabilitation or nursing services necessary for the short term.

If you need in-home nursing or rehabilitative care, you may also need help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and light housekeeping; these services may also be provided through a home health agency.

Home health offers long-term nursing and other services on a more permanent basis, although these services may not be covered by Medicare or most health insurance policies. Usually, you would get a referral to a local home health care agency from your hospital or doctor.

Click here to see how home health agencies are regulated in Texas.

If you’re looking for yourself, be sure that the agency is certified by the Department of Health or the appropriate agency or organization in your state. Your Department of Health may provide a list of certified home health agencies in your state.

Not all home health agencies in Texas are the same, and depending on your state, conditions may vary in terms of the types of services the agency can provide and what is covered by insurance. {Continue Article}

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