HOME HEALTH CARE
Garden City Hospital understands that home is where you are most comfortable
and where healing truly happens. Home health care offers individuals,
families, independent living communities and elevated care facilities
a variety of skilled and personal care services that provide extra assistance
to all ages. Our services enable clients to remain in their homes, retaining
their sense of pride and independence. In many cases, family members may
live far away from a loved one they are caring for. Home health care bridges
the gap by providing dependable care, enabling your loved one they are
caring for to remain healthy and safe at home.
United Home Health Services is a Medicare-certified, CHAP-accredited home health agency. We provide
skilled home health and private care services. UHHS has been serving the
community for over 30 years. To speak with a member of the United Home
Health Services team, call 734-981-8820 or learn more about home health care at
Medicare Certified Skilled Services: Medicare certified skilled services, paid for by most insurance, provide
skilled assessments and treatments by trained and licensed clinicians.
Private Care Services: Personal Care services, both standard and advanced care, are provided
by trained caregivers under the direction of licensed clinicians. Although
often not covered by most insurances, personal care services are a VA
Patient Eligibility for Medicare Home Health Services
To be eligible for Medicare certified skilled services, a patient must
be "confined to the home" (homebound). What is homebound? See
below for a quick view of eligibility as defined by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CSM). For more information, please visit:
To be eligible for Medicare home health services, a patient must have Medicare
Part A and/or Part B and:
confined to the home;
- Need skilled services;
- Be under the care of a physician;
- Receive services under a plan of care established and reviewed by a physician
- Have had a face-to-face encounter with a physician or allowed non-physician
Care must be furnished by or under arrangements made by a Medicare-participating
Home Health Agency (HHA).
Patient Eligibility: Confined to the Home
An individual shall be considered "confined to the home" (homebound)
if the following two criteria are met:
One Must Be Met:
Both Must Be Met:
|Because of illness or injury, need the aid of supportive devices such as
crutches, canes, wheelchairs, and walkers; the use of special transportation;
or the assistance of another person to leave their place of residence.
||There must exist a normal inability to leave home.
|Have a condition such that leaving his or her home is medically contraindicated.
||Leaving home must require a considerable and taxing effort.