FAQ’s

“How can I benefit from Options Home Health’s services?”
If you or a family member:

  • Have been hospitalized two or more times in the past 12 months
  • Have frequent medication changes
  • Have one or more chronic disease
  • Have a history of poor medication compliance
  • Have a medical necessity for home health care services
  • Have received a new diagnosis of heart disease

“Am I eligible to receive Options Home Health’s services?”
For Medicare home health care benefits, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Your doctor must decide that you need medical care at home, and make a plan for your care at home
  • You must need at least one of the following: intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy
  • The home health agency caring for you must be certified by Medicare
  • You must be homebound, or normally unable to leave home unassisted

“What does part time or ‘intermittent’ skilled nursing care mean?”
Medicare defines part time or intermittent skilled nursing care as needed or given on fewer than seven days each week or less than eight hours each day over a period of 21 days (or less).

“What does “homebound” mean?
Medicare defines:  “The patient’s physical condition and/or physical limitations are such that it would be a considerable and taxing effort for the patient to leave home”

“Is there a limit to how long I can have my nurse, therapist, or aide?”
No.  As long as the services are necessary, and eligibility requirements are met, Options Home Health  will provide for your care.  However, this does not mean that Options will visit your home indefinitely. Our goal is to provide the necessary tools that will give you the ability to manage your condition independently or with family assistance.

“Does Medicare cover the entire cost of services?”
Yes.  As long as the medical necessity and homebound criteria are met, we accept Medicare, other selected insurances, and private pay as payment in full for our services.

“How will my doctor know how I’m doing?”
At Options Home Health, your care is coordinated with your physician.  We keep in close contact with your physician and notify him/her of any changes.