Home Health CARE
Home Health CARE
Tri-County Home Care of Florida provides Medicare-Certified home health care for adults and seniors in Broward, Indian River, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. Tri-County also provides private skilled care and personal/home care for children, adults and seniors.
Our care services help our patients to recover comfortably and more independently in familiar surroundings, whether they are chronically ill, dealing with disability, illness, injury, or have been recently discharged from the hospital.
From skilled nursing care to therapy/rehabilitation services, our care services:
Skilled Nursing Care
Skilled nursing care refers to a patient’s need for care or treatment that can only be performed by licensed nurses. Medicare-certified home health care is intermittent care, paid by Medicare, whereby a physician prescribes skilled care in order to assist a patient in meeting health goal. Skilled care includes wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections and monitoring of vital signs. Learn More
Chronic disease management is an integral tool for patients that helps take control and actively manage their illness and thus, overcome the circumstances that can lead to declining health, loss of independence and increased risk of urgent care visits and unnecessary hospital admissions. Specialized services include cardiac, diabetes and pulmonary care. Learn More
We provide a full range of therapy and rehabilitation services designed to facilitate patient/client comfort and well-being. Services include physical, occupational, or speech-language therapy and rehabilitative care by using the most current technology and techniques. Learn More
Home health care provides necessary clinical care to an individual in their home. It refers to clinical services and support provided intermittently for those challenged by illness, age, disability; or those who are recovering from surgery, or an injury.
For Medicare recipients, a physician must certify that an individual needs home health care, medically necessary services to treat, rehabilitate, sustain or restore home-bound adults and seniors to their optimal health and in the setting where they feel most comfortable.
This includes skilled nursing, disease management, physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Original Medicare Part A typically covers home care services at 100 percent, provided the services are ordered by your surgeon, are performed by skilled professionals and are medically necessary. In addition, the patient must be essentially “homebound,” meaning that it is difficult for the patient to perform activities outside the home, except to go to doctor’s appointments.
Medicare enrollees may be eligible for skilled nursing care, disease management and in-home therapy as prescribed by a physician.
Most insurance plans provide some coverage for home care services. But plans, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses will vary. These plans generally follow the same rules as Medicare regarding payment for long-term care services. If they do cover long-term care services, it is typically only for skilled, short-term, medically necessary care.
Like Medicare, the skilled nursing stay must follow a recent hospitalization for the same or related condition and is limited to 100 days. Coverage of home care is also limited to medically necessary skilled care. Most forms of private insurance do not cover custodial or personal care services at all. Your plan may help you pay for some of the copayments or deductibles. It is best to contact your home care provider of choice prior to your surgery to see if it is in-network with your insurance company. You will also want to contact your insurance company to determine if any pre-authorization is required for home care services.
Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Disability insurance may pay all or a portion of home health and home care services. It is best to contact your policy provider to determine your coverage.
Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie counties.