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.

Home Health Services
  • Visits from nurses and certified home health nurse aides
  • Expert pain and symptom management
  • Wound care and Infusions
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Specialized Cardiac, Diabetes, Stroke/Brain Injury and Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care and Education
  • Caregiver training on transferring patients, creating a safe environment and personal care assistance
  • 24/7 Support
Personal Assistance
  • Bathing, grooming and continence care
  • Range of motion movements and exercise
  • Medication Management
  • Assistance with toileting, feeding, transfers and dressing
  • Respite care or short-term breaks for caregivers
Companionship, Homemaking and Support for Everyday Living
  • Companionship, conversation and cognitive stimulation
  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Telephone calls, correspondence and mail
  • Home delivery coordination of medical equipment and supplies
  • Dog walking, pet sitting and pet care
  • Home safety checks
  • Home maintenance coordination
  • Tuck-in service
Referrals to Additional Services
  • Long-term placement assistance
  • Advocacy and supplemental care for patients in health care facilities
  • Coordination of counseling and other community support resources
  • Hospice referrals and support
Eligibility

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

Insurance Company
Medicare FFS (Traditional Medicare)
CarePlus
Humana Tricare–Military
Simply Healthcare
Suncoast PACE
United HealthCare Medicare Advantage

Magellan–Thru Coastal Care Services
Sunshine State Health Plan
Wellcare/Staywell/Children’s Medical Services

If your insurance provider isn’t listed, please bring it to our attention. We’re here to discuss your care needs as well as help coordinate a physician referral.

Empath Home Health
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Requires Prior Authorization
Requires Prior Authorization
Requires Prior Authorization

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