F.A.Q.

Am I eligible for Recovery Care Services?

Often patients are eligible for home health care services following a hospitalization or if you have an unstable medical condition requiring the need for skilled care such as nursing or therapy. This care is provided on an intermittent basis and must be ordered by your physician for assessment, teaching or treatment. For patients who are Medicare eligible you must be homebound.

Your physician-directed plan of care must be reasonable and necessary to your diagnosis. Once your condition improves or becomes stable, you will no longer meet the requirements of Medicare home health services.

How do I obtain services?

HomeCare Advantage provides private duty Nursing (CNA & RN) services. Freedom of Choice allows HomeCare Advantage to be your Agency of choice. We accept referrals from your social worker, physician, your skilled nursing facility, hospital, rehab center or self-referral.  

Upon referral for skilled services, a Registered Nurse or Therapist will meet you for an initial assessment. This assessment allows the family and client to be involved in the care planning process. A schedule is determined to meet the needs of the patient and the orders from the physician.

Upon receiving a referral for Certified Nursing Assistants or Private-Duty Nursing on a long-term care basis a Nursing Supervisor will schedule a Free RN initial assessment. At this time a plan of care is completed which best meets the family’s long-term needs, goals and objectives.  We provide up to 24-hour care with RN Supervision, as well as sleep-ins. In addition to accepting Medicaid, we also accept private insurance and most major credit cards.

Who pays for home health care services?

HomeCare Advantage accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances. We are a Medicare-certified home health agency and accept Medicare as 100 percent coverage for Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational, Therapy, Speech Therapy and Personal Care services only. There are no out-of-pocket deductibles or co-payment expenses for Medicare patients. Each insurance company has unique guidelines regarding home care services.  Home Care Advantage will work with you and your insurance company to verify payment prior to performing services.

What if I have a problem after hours?

HomeCare Advantage has staff on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

How do I find out more about home health care?

If you want to find out more about what we can do for you, call us during normal business hours; Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.