Home health care can be an effective and lower cost alternative to in-patient care and allow an individual to recover in the privacy and comfort of their home. Data shows individuals can recover more quickly and fully at home while not being exposed to potential infection and other complications that occur in the hospital.
Individuals recovering at home can feel more motivated since they are in a familiar and comfortable setting, which can lead to better outcomes and shorter recovery times.
Home health care also can be an affordable option if the individual meets eligibility requirements. Care is covered 100% by Medicare when eligibility requirements are met. Medicaid and commercial insurance policies also cover home health care but may have a copay for services.
If an individual’s home health care needs change, Virginia Health Services offers a continuing line of care that includes assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehab. An individual also may be referred to VHS Home Health Care following skilled care at a nursing and rehabilitation center.