Caring Mission

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a home health agency?

A home health agency is an organization that provides in-home medical services, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, certified home health aides and medical social services.

Who pays for home health services?

Home health can be covered under the Part A Medicare benefit and private health insurance. Medicare will help pay for your home health if: 1. You are homebound; 2. You need skilled nursing or skilled therapy services on an intermittent basis; 3. Your doctor certifies and writes an order for home health services; 4. You receive care from a Medicare certified home health agency. Private health insurance coverage varies per person and most cover 100% of the costs.  TCM will work with your insurance company to make sure that you are aware of any and all costs that may occur with in-home services.

Is TCM Home Health a Medicare certified agency?

Yes TCM Home Health received our Medicare certification in November of 2008. All Medicare certified agencies must meet federal requirements for patient care management, called Conditions of Participation.

What is home care?

In its truest form home care refers to any medical or non-medical services that is provided to a patient/client in their home. In recent years, however, their is a slight shift in using the terminology to emphasize non-medical home care such as companionship, personal care and homemaking services to name a few.

How do you select your caregivers?

All of our caregivers are required to submit references and a criminal background check is performed by Caring Mission Home Care. We have a dedicated recruitment manager that interviews each prospective candidate looking at experience, compassion for our senior community and reliability. Each caregiver is bonded and insured and covered under workers compensation insurance.