Home Health Services
- Visits from nurses and certified home health nurse aides
- Expert pain and symptom management
- Wound care
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Disease-related education and management including cardiac, diabetes and orthopedic
- Mental Health RN
- Visits from social workers
- Caregiver training on transferring patients, creating a safe environment, personal care assistance and more
- 24/7 support
Insurance providers establish criteria for receiving Empath Home Health services. Most follow Medicare guidelines for home health services, which are listed below. We encourage you to talk to your provider about specific requirements.
- Patient must be homebound (leaving home for short periods of time requires “considerable and taxing effort”)
- Care must be deemed medically necessary
- Care must be intermittent
- Patient requires at least one skilled professional service
- Physician directs care in collaboration with Empath Home Health
- Must have a signed physician’s order
- Care and services must be administered where patient lives
Empath Home Health
Home-bound patients’ quality of life, as well as their caregivers, can significantly improve with Empath Health’s Home Health program. When you enroll, you are served by an entire team of home health care experts dedicated to your unique situation. Team members are experts in pain and symptom management, nursing care and various therapies. We also offer coaching and support to caregivers as we recognize it can be overwhelming to balance caring for a loved one and tending to your own needs.
We accept Medicare and Medicaid and most commercial insurances.
If You Need More
Empath Home Health also offers private duty services through our affiliate member, Empath For You. It is not uncommon for families to have home health services and home care services at the same time. One easy way to remember the difference between home health and home care/private duty services is that home health is considered “skilled or clinical” while home care/private duty is more “unskilled or nonclinical.” Learn more about Empath For You and its services.