Frequently Asked Questions
What is home healthcare?
Home Health Services are ordered by the patient's physician, and they are an option for patients needing continued care after an illness or injury. Home healthcare helps patients recover in the privacy and comfort of their own home, aided by healthcare professionals who specialize in home health. The goal of home health is to achieve the highest level of independence possible.
What kind of services do you provide?
Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Work, Home Health Aide, Nutritional Therapy and Tele-Health
Who pays for home health?
Traditional Medicare covers home healthcare 100%. Other healthcare plans pay differently depending on the type of plan you have. Any plan other than traditional Medicare would need to be reviewed to be certain what the plan covers.
How do I qualify for home health?
Patients must have a physician's order, the care needed must be skilled care and if the patient is on Medicare, they must be homebound.
How do I know your staff is capable of caring for me?
Freedom Home Health has established a policy of hiring only experienced personnel who have demonstrated competency in their discipline. All of our staff must attend various educational programs throughout the year and we annually evaluate individual staff members to be certain they have remained competent to perform the skilled services associated with their discipline.
Will the home health caregiver come every day?
Skilled home care is an intermittent care, which means we are there on an as-needed basis depending upon the patient's diagnosis and needs. Upon completion of a Home Health Assessment, a Plan of Care is developed with, and approved by, the patients physician and is carried out by a team of clinicians in accordance with the Plan of Care.
How long can I receive home health care?
Medicare certifies each patient for an initial episode, which is a sixty-day (60-day) period of time. You can be recertified as long as you continue to meet the necessary criteria and are still in need of skilled care. Many private insurance plans will limit the number of visits. This depends upon the plan each patient has.
Does Freedom Home Health perform background checks on their employees?
Yes, all employees are required to undergo criminal background checks and they must verify all clinicians' licenses to practice, driver's license checks and sexual predator checks. All employees must complete and pass a physical examination and a drug-screening test prior to employment.
What is the definition of homebound?
The patient's medical condition is such that they need assistance to leave their home and it is considerably taxing for them to leave their home.
How will you protect my privacy?
We utilize an electronic medical record and all information is password and encryption protected. Privacy statement