Homebound Medicine FAQs

Below you can find answers to common questions we receive. If you need more information or would like to speak with a member of out team, feel free to call us at (502) 447-5633 or visit the contact page.

Homebound medical care is a type of care that allows people to receive treatment and care in their home environment. This type of care can be helpful for people who are unable to leave their home due to illness or injury. Homebound medical care may include physician visits and treatments, as well as therapies from a nurse or another medical professional.

Homebound healthcare helps you access skilled medical services wherever you live. Whether you need assistance recovering from an illness, surgery, or injury, or regaining your independence, homebound medical care can help.

There are many benefits to homebound medicine. People who receive homebound care often have improved health outcomes and quality of life because of the way this type of medical service:

  • Keeps patients comfortable at home, where they typically recover faster with fewer complications
  • Reduces avoidable trips to the hospital
  • Supports caregivers and loved ones
  • Uses evidence-based clinical practices so you receive high-quality care backed by science
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach that gives you access to a diverse team of healthcare professionals
  • Provides personalized care planning tailored to your needs

Additionally, homebound care can be more cost-effective than traditional healthcare, as it allows people to stay in their home environment instead of requiring costly hospital stays.

You may be eligible to receive home health care under the Medicare benefit if:

  • Your doctor prescribes home healthcare for you.
  • You need either skilled nursing care or therapy (physical/occupational/speech therapy) on an intermittent basis.
  • Your condition limits your ability to leave home, rendering you “homebound.”

If you’re unsure if you qualify for homebound care, check out this Homebound Medicine Questionnaire to see if you are eligible

No, being hospitalized is not a condition for receiving home care. Many patients are referred for homebound care by their doctor.

Personal care services include help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation or your normal activities of daily living in order to remain independent within your home.

Homebound healthcare provides skilled clinical treatment for an illness or injury, with the goal of helping you recover and regain your independence. Your home healthcare provider will help you manage chronic conditions like heart disease, COPD or diabetes as well as provide certain personal care services as part of the plan of care ordered by your doctor.

Hospice care provides compassionate, supportive care and comfort for those who are facing a terminal illness by offering medical, social, psychological, bereavement, and spiritual services that support a patient and their loved ones.

Medicare pays 100% of the cost of home health care for qualified individuals. Your state’s Medicaid program or private insurance might also cover home health service.

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