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Medicare has specific rules for providing home care services, called Conditions of Participation.
Two of these conditions are that the care is provided under a physician’s signed orders and the plan of care includes skilled services. Skilled services are those provided by licensed nurses and/or therapists. All home health services are expected to be part time or intermittent, including aide services.
If the needed services are for assistance with activities if daily living, such as bathing, eating or walking, but no skilled services, such as wound care or physical therapy, Medicare will not cover the services. However, if the individual is eligible for Medicaid, these services might be covered. Many long term care insurances will also cover these services.
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