How Medicare Home Health Can Help with Post Surgical Care

Medicare Post Surgery Home Care

Preparing for Post Surgical Care – Comprehensive Home Health in Florida can help

If you or a loved one is having a scheduled surgery, it is important to discuss post surgical care with your physician.  By working with your medical doctor to coordinate Medicare Home Health Services can help you plan your recovery. Whether you will need post surgical care at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center or return directly home will depend upon your physician. Your physician will determine if your health is appropriate to go directly home or stay at a short term rehab center.  Your physician will be involved in determining the best healing environment after surgery.

Proactively Discussing Post Surgical Care with the Physician

Prior to surgery, it is recommended you discuss your health care needs and support with your physician to help plan the best place for you. If you are having surgery and live alone with limited family support, it may be best to heal at a skilled nursing and rehab center. Home health care services can always be provided after your stay at a rehab center.

Under Medicare, you may be entitled to having skilled nursing care and physical / occupational therapy at home. There is no co-pay or out of pocket expense however you have to be under the care of a physician.

What is the Cost for a Home Health Care Visit?

The Medicare home health agency will conduct an initial home care visit. This visit is called an Oasis. The nurse will discuss services and your health care needs during this visit. There is no co-pay or out of pocket expense for Medicare home health. No one will ask you for any money.  The home care agency providing services is Medicare certified and bills Medicare directly for home health care visits.

Who May Qualify for Home Health?

Patients with these diagnoses will benefit from home health care:

  • Pain Management
  • Wound Care/Dressing Changes
  • Decubitis Care
  • Staple/Suture Removal
  • Post Operative Care
  • Amputation
  • Infectious Disease
  • Catheter Care/Changes
  • Medication Instruction/Compliance
  • G-Tube/J-Tube Care
  • Nutritional Management
  • Ostomy Care
  • Trach Care
  • IV Therapy/Antibiotics/TPN
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