Ohio Care Response Home Health Agency, Corp.
3437 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH 44718
ph 330-491-1650 / fax 330-491-1651
“We Take Care Of Your Home Health Care Needs”
What is Home Health Care?
Home Health Care encompasses a wide range of medical care and assistance. A team of skilled professionals and administrators provide specialized care within patients' homes under the direction of a physician. Services may include nursing care, rehabilitative therapy and assistance with personal care. Physicians often order home care after hospitalization or after a period of general mental instability. Not all home health agencies provide the same services. Patients and their caregivers are the people who choose a home health provider, so it is important to understand which services an agency provides before making a selection.
- Quicker recovery time is in the home setting
- Convenience of regularly scheduled visits without leaving home.
- Privacy of care in the home rather than an office or exam room.
- Comfort of being in a familiar and safe place.
- Cost effective when compared with long-term hospitalization or nursing home stay.
What is a Plan of Care?
Plan of Care
Ohio Care Response Home Health Agency, Corp. professional staff members perform an admission assessment and then develop an individualized plan of care for each patient's specific needs. The patient's physician orders all medications and treatments. Agnecy staff regularly review the patient's plan of care and promptly inform the physician of any changes in the patient's condition that may call for alterations in the care plan. Patients and caregivers are also educated about the plan of care.
Patients have the right to refuse any medication or treatment provided by a home health agency. Staff members will notify the patient's physicians if any care is refused.
Who pays for Home Health Care services?
Typical payers include Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance Companies and Private Pay or self-pay individuals.
The following criteria are required for Medicare to pay for your home health services:
You are homebound. This means that due to your illness or injury it takes a considerable taxing effort for you to leave your home and your absences are infrequent or of relatively short duration. You can still be considered homebound if you leave home to attend a religious service; to receive health care treatment, including regular absences to participate in therapeutic, psychosocial, or medical treatment in a state licensed/certified and/or accredited adult day-care program; or to attend unique or infrequent events (family reunion, funeral, graduation, etc). However, if you drive an automobile, then you probably do not meet the Medicare homebound requirement.
You have had a recent illness, injury or condition which requires Skilled Nursing Care on an intermittent basis, or Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology or have a continuing need for Occupational Therapy.
You are an eligible Medicare Beneficiary and under the care of a doctor who has ordered the treatment or services, we are providing. If the services are not reasonable or medically necessary and specifically ordered by your doctor, Medicare will not pay for these services.
Care is provided on an intermittent basis. This means Medicare will not pay our health care staff to stay with you for an extended period. We will visit you for the length of time it takes to provide the specific treatment ordered by your doctor.
If all of these requirements are met, Medicare will also usually pay for medically necessary Occupational Therapists, Medical Social Workers, Home Health Aides and some medical supplies. A Registered Nurse will make visits on a regular basis to insure the quality of care provided is the best and to address any concerns you may have.
Additionally, services not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies are available on a private pay basis.
Ohio Care Response Home Health Agency, Corp. does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy please contact the Section 504 Coordinator at 330-491-1650.