Equinox Home Care, LLC

“Balancing Your Home Care Needs”

 

 

 

Equinox Home Care, LLC

“Balancing Your Home Care Needs”

 

 

 

305 Boston Avenue Suite 308                Stratford CT 06614

 

305 Boston Avenue Suite 308                Stratford CT 06614

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GETTING STARTED

Home Health Care

 

Home healthcare is an essential part of healthcare today, touching the lives of nearly every American.  It encompasses a broad range of professional healthcare and support services provided in the home.

As hospital stays decrease, increasing numbers of patients need highly skilled services when they return home.  Homecare is necessary when a person needs ongoing care that cannot easily or effectively be provided solely by family and friends.  Home healthcare services usually include assisting those persons who are recovering, disabled, chronically or terminally ill and are in need of medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living.

Getting Started with Home Health Care 

Consult with your doctor or referring health care provider regarding your need for help from a home health care agency.  When looking for a home health care provider, keep these things in mind:

 

  • There are differences in how home health agencies operate and the services they provide. Look closely at each agency and the services they offer, discuss your options with your doctor or other health care provider, and choose the agency that best meets your needs. Your choice should be honored by your doctor, hospital discharge planner, or other referring agency.
  • Your choices may be limited by agency availability, or by your insurance coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare health plans, or other health insurance plans may require that you get home health services from agencies they contract with. Call your plan for more information.

Paying for Home Health Care Service

Equinox Home Care accepts a variety of payment options. Following are some of the ways you may be able to pay for our services:


 

Traditional Medicare pays 100 % of a home health benefit as long as there are physician orders, the patient needs skilled care and they are homebound.

 

Managed Medicare Programs/ HMOs may or may not pay 100 % and some require pre-authorization.  It is solely dependent upon the individuals plan. 

 

Medicaid pays for medically necessary services provided by licensed home health agencies that are delivered in the home.

 

Private Insurance companies almost always requires pre-authorization.  Some insurance plans pay 100% and others have a patient deductible and co-pay.  Again, it is dependent upon the individual’s policy.  The home health agency must verify benefits prior to beginning care.  The patient must also quality for home health.