In order to receive Home Care services, an individual must meet the following criteria:
- Services under the direction of a qualified physician The referral may come from your family physician or a specialist that has treated you in a hospital, clinic or rehab facility.
- There must be a reason for the services of a Homecare professional. Examples may include medication management or diabetes management, wound care, fall risk or post-surgical deficits in strength and functional mobility.
- The agency must be able to provide the necessary services directly or through coordination with other organizations or individuals.
- The patient must meet homebound criteria under Medicare guidelines unless otherwise indicated.