Frequently asked questions
What can I expect on the first home health care visit?
On the first visit, a nurse will conduct an initial evaluation. This is a thorough interview and evaluation to coordinate and manage your overall care. Our evaluation focuses on educating you in self-care management and partners with your doctor to promote disease prevention and proactive care, which includes your caregivers or setting you up with an evaluation with our therapy team.
Will Dove Home Health Professionals create a care plan specific for me or my loved one?
Yes! After you are referred to Dove Home Health Professionals, a clinician will come to your home to assess your needs. We will communicate with your doctor to discuss the assessment and work together to develop your personal plan of care. Dove Home Health Professionals will implement your physician-ordered plan of care and keep your doctor updated about your progress. If your condition or situation changes, we will collaborate with your doctor to review your plan of care and make any adjustments deemed necessary.
How often will my home health care visits be?
The frequency of home health care visits and the services provided are based on your plan of care. The plan of care is developed with you, and clinical team and will align with the plan that your Doctor has ordered. As your needs change so will your plan of care. The plan of care is always changing to meet your health needs, in order to provide you with the best home health care.
My doctor is ordering home health care for me; can I request Dove Home Health Professionals by name?
Absolutely, and we would bo honored to care for you or your loved one. Federal law gives patients the freedom to choose their health care provider under Medicare.
Who is eligible for home health care?
What does "homebound status" mean?
Generally speaking, you would be considered homebound 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, the assistance of another person, or if leaving the home is medically inadvisable (due to an infection or poor immune system). Typically, those that are homebound find it is difficult physically to leave and may become "worn out" or short of breath if another person is not assisting to exit the home, or enter the car.
Who pays for home health care services?
We will complete an eligibility check to determine if the services that you require or have requested are covered by the insurance carrier you have.
What qualifies as a "home" when home health is being considered?
A patient’s residence is wherever he/she lives. This may be their house, an apartment, a relative’s home, or adult family home or assited living apartment. A hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or intermediate care facility (ICF) is not considered the patients home.
Who comes to my home?
Does Medicare cover the cost of Home Care?
Do I need to clean my home?
Does someone help me with bathing?
During the initial admission process we encourage you to discuss what you believe will be needed to assist you. Our team of Nurses and Therapist will evaluate your need and will begin developing a plan to allow you to be as independent as possible. This may include therapy staff working with you to complete bathing safely so that you may continue to do so independently or with the use of equipment.
I am a very private person, and I do not like people in my home.
This is a very common response. We respect your privacy. Studies have shown that those with home care after a hosptial stay actually do much better and are less likely to return to the hospital for the same issue.
Do I have to dress in clothes before you come?
No, pajamas are just fine! We expect that you are recovering from a recent illness or injury.
Do you help clean my house?
Yes, we provide home making services for those paying privately. Call 715-392-3133 for pricing. We will not bill your insurance for home making. We will provide you with any documentation you need if you are going to submit claims to your insurance company for reimbursement once you have paid our office.