You’re In Great Hands With North!
North Home Healthcare is committed to providing quality healthcare service to each of our patients. All of our staff adhere to a designated healthcare plan and documentation to ensure consistent treatment and detailed records and communication. The patient is our primary focus and it is our goal to ease the burden of the family as the patient is provided for.
We know that finding the right care for a patient is an important decision to make. Changing regulations, technology, and medicine play an important role in that decision. We are dedicated to innovative solutions in the home healthcare industry that help us provide quality and cost-effective care at our patients’ homes. North Home Healthcare is a member of the Texas Association of Home Care (TAHC). We also participate in the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI), a campaign that works to bring together the home care community under the shared vision of reducing avoidable hospitalizations to increase patient quality of care.
For patients covered by Medicare, there are several requirements that must be met in order to qualify for home health care:
- The patient’s doctor must decide that medical care at home is needed, and he/she must make a plan for care at home.
- The care need must be for intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language therapy or continuation of occupational therapy.
- The ability to leave home must be restricted, and that homebound status must be certified by a physician.
Medicare will cover the following types of home health care:
- Skilled nursing
- Home health aide
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Medical social services to help with social and emotional concerns related to illness – this might include counseling or help in finding resources in the community
- Certain medical supplies, like wound dressings (but not prescription drugs or biologicals)
- Durable medical equipment like a wheelchair or walker
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved injectable osteoporosis drugs, in certain circumstances
Currently, Medicare will not cover any of the following:
- 24-hour care at home
- Meals delivered to your home
- Homemaker services like shopping, cleaning and laundry
- Personal care given by home health aides like bathing, dressing and using the bathroom without skilled nursing or therapy services being provided on the intermittent basis
Ethical Standards And Compliance
North Home Healthcare is a fully licensed and Medicare-certified organization. We are committed to maintaining high ethical standards and to complying with Medicare guidelines. Just as we rely on experience and high quality improvement programs to maintain high ethical standards, we use the same approach ensuring compliance with Medicare guidelines. We believe our ethical standards and compliance ensure that our clients are our number one priority.