Frequently Asked Questions
Home Health and Home Care offer an affordable way to receive medical care at home. Many who access these benefits are over the age of 65 and are entitled to Medicare benefits which cover 100 percent of the cost of services and associated medication and supply costs. Medicaid and most commercial insurances also provide home health and hospice coverage
Often, when patients elect home health or home care, it is their primary physician who authorizes, coordinates, and follows their care from start to finish. Pasco SW will work closely with the physician of your choice as we provide care. If the patient does not have a primary care physician and needs to be seen by a doctor, the Home Health and Home Care agency has Medical Directors who can visit the patient. Otherwise, recommendations can be made, and the agency can assist the patient in visiting another physician of their choice.
Pasco SW participates in most insurance plans, including:
- Medicare (covers 100% of your home health or hospice care)
- Medicare Advantage
- United Healthcare
- Most commercial insurances
- Private pay
Home health is a service designed to help you recover safely in an independent manner, in the comfortable setting of your home.
Home health is skilled clinical care ordered by a health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. These services typically include interventions from nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology. These services are designed to help you manage your condition and regain your independence after a recent illness, injury, or procedure. These are medical services typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance plans.
Personal home care services are non-clinical services that may include light housekeeping, errands, shopping, bathing, and light meal preparation. The patient and family can pay for these services through Medicaid, Long Term Insurance plans, VA or private pay.
Home health allows for earlier discharge from the hospital, reduces the risk for hospital re-admission, and supports a faster recovery. These services also allow for a return home sooner which facilitates social supports from family and friends.
When your primary caregiver request time off, we send in a relief caregiver with similar experience to ensure you are not left alone, that is our guarantee.
Yes, our staff is trained to help you determine which services are needed and how to best meet them. If we cannot help your family, we have a strong relationship with many local service providers and can provide a referral, as needed.
Anyone under the care of a physician in need of home health or home care services is eligible. At Pasco SW, we work to help people of all ages to recuperate and live life to the fullest in the comfort of their home.
We allow an introduction to our caregivers. Our company is responsible for screening, hiring, managing, and scheduling the caregivers, so you don’t have to shoulder that burden. We have found this to be a very successful model as caregivers who interview well may not be the most suitable person to care for your loved one or to meet your family’s needs. If, after meeting your caregiver, you decide in’s not the best fit, we will make a change immediately until you are completely satisfied.
We can work with your physician to help facilitate this process. With a completed referral, we can typically see you that same week.
Absolutely not! We believe in being there for you when you need us. Whenever that time comes to an end, you just let us know.
Yes, however, our billing cycle is typically on a monthly schedule for your convenience. We can setup weekly billing upon request.