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Is Home Health Right for Me?

Samaritan Home Health Services offers home-based professional medical services to patients who are unable to leave home easily to receive medical care.

Reasons for Home Health Services

Below are some questions as you consider if home health services are right for you or a loved one.

  • Are you living with chronic conditions, such as COPD, diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney disease or high blood pressure?
  • Are you recovering from surgery or a serious medical event, such as a heart attack or stroke?
  • Do you need help with wound care?
  • Do you need help understanding and managing your medication?
  • Do you have dietary requirements?
  • Does your treatment progress need to be monitored?
  • Do you have mobility challenges or are you afraid that you may fall?

Determining Homebound Status

Medicare defines someone as “homebound” if a person is:

  • Is unable to leave home due to an illness or injury
  • Endures “considerable and taxing effort” in order to leave home
  • Leaves home infrequently and for short periods of time to receive medical care that cannot be provided in the home

As you consider if you or a loved one is eligible for home health care services, ask these questions:

  • Does the patient safely leave home for non-medical purposes?
  • Does the patient require assistance when leaving home?
  • Does the patient endure considerable and taxing effort to leave home?
  • Does the patient needs skilled services, such as registered nursing care, physical therapy or speech therapy?

If you are uncertain about if a person qualifies for home health services, please call Samaritan Home Health Services at 541-812-5254.