What is home health care?

Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital, or skilled nursing facility. The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.

Avidity Home Health offers services that includes skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Services may also include medical social services or assistance from a home health aide. You must be homebound and receive the orders from your physician requesting home health services.

What are your Operating Hours?

Our office hours are 9:00 am -5:00 pm Monday through Friday. After hours, a member of our staff is available on call.

What types of insurance do you accept?

We accept Medicare and private payments.

My physician is ordering home health care for me can I choose Avidity Home Health by name?

Yes, and we’d be honored to care for you or any of your loved ones. “Delivering Compassionate Care with Excellence” is our goal and Federal law allows patients the freedom to choose their own health care provider under Medicare.

How often will a caregiver visit?

The frequency of your visits will be determined by your individual medical needs.

How do I know what type of home health care services I need?

Based on your specific medical condition, as the Medicare recipient we will consult with your physician who has ordered the services in order to determine the type of home health services that you will need.

What does “homebound” mean for home health services?

Essentially means a normal inability to leave home and doing so would require considerable and taxing effort. Medicare states you would be considered “homebound” or “confined to your home” if you have a condition due to an illness or injury that restricts your ability to leave home without the aid of an assistive device (such as crutches, canes, walkers or wheelchairs), without the assistance of another person, or if leaving the home is medically inadvisable.

You can leave the home as often as you need for medical treatment that cannot be provided in the home. You are allowed brief and infrequent absences from the home for some non-medical reasons, such as an occasional trip to the barber/beauty shop, to attend church, or for unique family events (like a graduation).

Who is eligible for home health care?

• Must have a physician prescribe home health care
• Must need either skilled nurse care on an intermittent basis or therapy services (i.e. physical/occupational/speech therapy)
• Must be restricted in your ability to leave home (“homebound”) and your homebound status must be certified by a physician.

Who pays for the home health care services provided by Avidity?

If you meet certain eligibility requirements, Medicare may pay for your covered home health care for as long as you’re eligible and your doctor certifies that you need it.

Your private insurance also may cover home health care, or some services that Medicare doesn’t cover. Check with your insurance company to learn about their specific eligibility requirements.