Home Health 101Thank you for taking a moment to learn about what it means to be homebound and how home health care can provide treatment in the comfort of familiar surroundings.
Most important is to realize home health care is a temporary situation while you are being restored to your strongest self and that you must be under the care of a doctor to receive services.
Ohana Home Health provides temporary support through skilled services. The temporary part is very important. We do not provide private nursing or long-term care. Skilled services include physical, speech and occupational therapies; nursing, behavioral health and home safety assessments.
Remember, you must have a physician’s referral to utilize our services and we do not cover outpatient services. An “outpatient” is a patient who receives medical treatment without being admitted to a hospital.
Once we receive your physician’s referral, we send in one of our healthcare team to perform an assessment, which is a big word for a simple head-to-toe evaluation used to develop a care plan based on your needs. Once we have your plan of care we schedule therapists to visit your home.
According to the Center for Medicare Services, homebound means:
- Leaving your home isn’t recommended because of your condition.
- Your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person).
- Leaving home takes a considerable and taxing effort.
For a patient friendly and rich resource please download the CMS booklet on home health. It’s written in an accessible way that frames complex ideas simply. You’ll feel empowered after reading it and make better decisions for yourself or loved one because you read it.Our intent is restoration and support during your recovery. You get strong, we move on.
Congratulations. You are now armed with a simple definition of home health. So what exactly can you expect from our certified health professionals? Here is a list of definitions describing our services.