Medicare Guidelines

To be eligible for home health services under Medicare guidelines, the patient must:
  • Be homebound due to physical or mental conditions.
  • Have limited physical or mental capacities and need assistance with their activities of daily living in addition to skilled services.
  • Require skilled nursing on an intermittent basis or physical, speech or occupational therapy for on-going services.
  • Be under the care of a physician who establishes and periodically reviews the patient’s plan of care.
  • Care must be medically necessary.

Freedom to Choose

Don’t forget that Section 1802 of the Social Security Act guarantees you the right to choose your home care provider. Be sure to share your home care choice with your physician and other healthcare providers.

So when speaking with your physician and he/she recommends a home health care for you or your loved one, remember it is your right under the law to make that decision. Choose Eton Home Health!