Home health care is a type of care that is administered in the comfort of one's own home. Nurses and therapists will come to a person's home on a schedule predetermined by their needs and upon recommendation of their doctor.
- Are you homebound?
- Have you been diagnosed with a new illness?
- Have your medications changed recently?
- Has your medical condition changed recently?
- Do you require therapy services?
- Do you need skilled nursing services?
- Would you rather be cared for in your home than a nursing home?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, home health care may benefit you.
Yes, you can receive home health care at an assisted living or independent living facility since that is considered your home.
Just give us a call. We are happy to help you get the services you need. If you have a surgery planned, or other anticipated needs, we can even get the ball rolling ahead of time.
Home health care is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies. Call us at (406) 551-2273 so we can help you determine if you are eligible to receive home health care.
We offer a 1 hour minimum because we know sometimes that is all people need.
We prefer you call us so we can answer your questions by phone. Your call will be answered by a live person, not a recording, during business hours, which are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday Mountain Time.
The table below outlines the differences between home health care and private duty nursing/personal care services.
First Choice Medical Services
Skilled Home Health
Outpatient Therapy at Home
|Patient required to be homebound*||Yes||No||Yes|
|Must have doctor’s orders to care for patient||Yes||No||Yes|
|Visit times and length determined by client||No||Yes||No|
|Agency will bill medical insurance including Medicare||Yes||No||Yes|
|Agency will bill long term care policy||No (not applicable)||Yes (if applicable)||No (not applicable)|
|Pay fees out of pocket if no long term care policy||No||Yes||No|
|Must require skills of a registered nurse or therapist||Yes||No||Yes|
|Personal care services and assistance with activities of daily living not related to medical treatment of patient’s illness or injury or provided||No||Yes||No|
|Veteran’s eligible for benefits covered by VA||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|*Homebound status is what qualifies a patient for home health care services. Homebound status is a Medicare regulation that states a patient’s absences from the home must be a taxing effort, infrequent and in most instances for the purposes of receiving health care treatment.|