Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What services will Medicare cover?
A. Medicare will cover nursing, physical/occupational therapy, speech therapy, social worker, and home health aid.
Q. Can I get care and pay for it myself?
A. Yes. This is called Private Duty or Private Care. This service usually includes Companions, Homemakers, and/or Home Health Aides. This service does not require a prescription from a doctor. Please refer to the Private Duty page of this website for more information.
Q. Do I have a choice in which agency I use?
A. Yes! No matter what a physician or facility discharge planner tells you, the patient always has the right to choose. If you are in a hospital, nursing facility, or assisted living facility, you can tell them "I would like AmeriCare Home Health to take care of my home care needs".
Q. Aren't all home health agencies the same?
A. NO! Although many agencies offer the same types of services, that may be where the similarities stop. You should know if the agency does thorough background checks on their employees. Find out if the agency is insured and bonded. Ask if the agency is a "Drug Free Workplace". Some of these things may determine the quality of care you receive.