Medicare & Private Duty
Skilled Care

Medicare & Private Duty Skilled Nursing Care

Home health care includes a wide range of health and social services delivered in your home to treat illness or injury. Home health services include intermittent skilled nursing care, therapy, and care provided by a home health aide. Depending on the circumstances, home health care will be covered by Medicare, private insurance or private pay. Homecare For the 21st Century offers a cost-effective alternative that allows our clients to remain independent in their own homes longer and avoid the emotional, physical and monetary costs associated with it.

Skilled Medical Care at Home

You will receive attentive skilled care, right in your home. For example, someone such as a registered nurse may visit you daily, or you might receive physical therapy or speech therapy at home.

Some of the services that an In-home
skilled nurse can provide are:

  • IVs
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Catheters
  • Line dressing changes
  • Feeding tubes and other forms of nutrition
  • Mediports
  • Wound care
  • Blood draws and injections
  • Health monitoring
  • Training of family members to perform some procedures
The list above is not comprehensive, and the services offered vary, depending on agency and locality. If you require intermittent or even frequent care as ordered by a doctor, you are usually expected to go out to receive the care. If you are housebound, usually meaning severe mobility issues, that is different. In such cases, insurance and government programs are more likely to cover your costs.

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