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 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
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.