A public or private agency certified by Medicare that specializes in providing skilled nurses, homemakers, home health aides and therapeutic services, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy in an individual's home.
also HHA. Agency or organization approved by Medicare or the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHCO), which provides skilled in-home nursing care of two hours or less per visit.
A facility that offers skilled nursing care and other services to patients in their homes. These include occupational, physical and speech therapies, medical social services and home health aide services. For example, your Aunt Lily has a stroke and has trouble speaking. She's not hurt enough to stay in a hospital, but needs some help learning to talk clearly again. A home health agency assigns a speech therapist to visit Aunt Lily at home and work with her.
A public or private organization that provides home health services, supervised by a licensed health professional in the patient's home, either directly or through arrangements with other organizations.
A licensed provider which delivers medical services to patients in their homes. Home Health Agencies may be Medicare- or Medicaid-certified. Individual plan of care records are kept on each patient, there is supervision by a qualified professional (RN or licensed social worker), and the agency's employees receive appropriate specialized training. Home Health Agencies usually provide Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Aides. They also may provide therapists or other medical specialists.
Organization that offers the services of home care workers who are employees of the agency. This assures the caregiver is covered by worker's compensation, is properly licensed and trained (and usually bonded as well.)
means an appropriately licensed provider that both: Brings skilled nursing and other services on an intermittent, visiting basis into the member's home in accordance with the licensing regulations for home health agencies in New Mexico or in the locality where the services are administered, and Is responsible for supervising the delivery of these services under a plan prescribed and approved in writing by the Attending Physician.
An agency licensed by the State of Louisiana that provides intermittent Skilled Nursing care and other therapeutic services in the home when Medically Necessary if a Member is confined to the home and services are authorized by a Participating Provider.
An agency or organization that is properly licensed to provide home health care to chronically ill individuals in their home or residence for an hourly or daily charge. If licensing is not required to provide these services where they are received, the home health agency must work under the direction of a physician or nurse, maintain appropriate records, and be engaged on a full-time basis in providing these services.
An entity which must be licensed on an annual basis by the state of Tennessee, Health Care Facilities Division, and is staffed and organized to provide "home health services" to patients on an outpatient basis in either their regular or temporary place of residence.