By Akers Editorial
Ask the Expert: Home Health
Q. What is Skilled Home Health and what are the Benefits?
A. Skilled home health is skilled medical services provided in your home. Skilled home health requires a physician’s order which means your care is closely monitored by your physician and our clinical team. Skilled home health includes, skilled nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical social services.
At Lake Centre Home Care, we see patients in their home for many reasons including orthopedic surgeries, open heart surgeries, medication management and education, IV medication administration and wound care. For the Medicare population skilled home health is covered 100% by Medicare Part A. Medicare Advantage plans sometimes have a copay. Many commercial insurance plans also cover skilled home health.
Many people confuse skilled home health with private duty care. Private duty services can complement skilled home health, but they provide a different kind of care. Private duty includes light housework, sitting with a patient, cooking and personal care. Private duty services are not covered by Medicare and are sometimes covered by commercial insurance plans.
At Lake Centre Home Care, we recognize that skilled home health is a vital part of our healthcare system. Statistics show that patients who utilize quality skilled home health as part of their recovery are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those without. Patients of Lake Centre Home Care have access to one of our nurses 24 hours a day. Lake Centre Home Care’s team of qualified clinicians are committed to you and your recovery.
Lake Centre Home Care / 352.315.0050 / 310 Market Street, Leesburg / golchc.com
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