Stay-at-home orders do not apply to healthcare workers providing non-elective procedures.
People have a variety of healthcare needs that don’t disappear during a pandemic. Many patients are minimizing trips to their doctor’s office or the hospital, but you may still need care – and recent rule clarifications may mean you’re eligible to get that care at home.
Our clinicians are trained for times like these. Home is often the safest place to receive needed care because there is less potential to be exposed to COVID-19 and other community infectious diseases. From skilled nursing and home health aides to physical, speech and occupational therapy, you may be able to receive the care you need in the comfort and convenience of home.
People must be “homebound” to be eligible for home health care. Recent government rule clarifications have expanded the definition of homebound during the public health emergency. You may be eligible for home health care if:
To find out if you may be eligible for home health, call your doctor. You can also Contact us for more information.
We’re taking extra safety precautions to help protect you and your family during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Here are a few examples:
We have an internal emergency response team overseeing our safety precautions and are closely following guidance from the CDC and public health resources to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists several steps you can take to help protect yourself from COVID-19. We encourage you and your loved ones to take the following precautions:
Home Health Care
Home health care provides skilled services for an illness, surgery or injury, wherever you call home. Our goal is to help you recover, regain your independence and become as self-sufficient as possible. Your care plan may include:
Hospice care offers those with a limited life expectancy the option of being home, and safer from exposure to community infectious diseases like COVID-19. Hospice focuses on comfort and quality of life for people with a life expectancy of six months or less. Depending on your needs and doctor’s orders, you may receive:
If you have in-home care needs, we encourage you to reach out to learn more. Here are a few reasons WHOLISTIC is a trusted home health care provider:
We’re here for you and we continue to care for patients every day. In-home care can play an important role in getting – and keeping – patients safe at home during the COVID-19 public health emergency. With new CMS clarifications and rules and enhanced safety measures, we’re ready, equipped and up to the challenge to help you keep your most vulnerable patients safer at home.
We’re taking enhanced safety measures, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, to help prevent the spread of disease. For example:
Homebound Status (clarified during COVID-19)
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, certain people who didn’t qualify for home health previously may now meet homebound requirements. This includes patients a physician certifies should not leave home (who have a skilled need) because they:
Face-to-Face Encounter (related to the primary reason the patient requires home health services)
If your patient meets homebound criteria, this should be documented in the medical record and as part of the Face-to-Face encounter. Telehealth visits with two-way audio and video communication now satisfy the Face-to-Face encounter requirement.
Now more than ever, it’s important to work with a home health provider you can trust and coordinate care with seamlessly. Here are a few reasons Wholistic is a home health partner you can depend on through the COVID-19 pandemic: