Home Health FAQ

Americare Home Health Services offers a multitude of services in Tennessee 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Q: What are the services offered?

A: We offer following services:

  • Anodyne Therapy
  • Antibiotics/Anti-Fungal
  • Back Injury Prevention Course
  • Bereavement
  • Cardiac and Tropic Drugs
  • Cardiac Drug Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clergy
  • Counseling
  • CPR Certifications
  • Diabetic Foot Care Specialist
  • Drug Screening
  • Enterostomal Therapy Wound Management
  • Ergonomics Design & Team Training
  • Family Support / Education
  • Flu / Pneumonia Immunizations
  • Growth Hormone Injections
  • Hepatitis Vaccinations
  • Homemaker
  • Hydration
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Vascular Access Devices
  • Hyperbilirubinemia Care
  • Lovanax / ZoladexCalcinar Injections
  • Maternal & Childcare
  • Medical Social Services
  • Nutritional / Dietitian
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacist Consultations
  • Physical Exams
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician
  • PICC / Mid-Lane Insertion
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Respite / Sitter Care
  • Safety and First Aid Training
  • Smoking Cessation Course
  • Speech Therapy
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Ventilators
  • Volunteer

 

Q: What distinguishes Americare Home Health Services from other agencies?

A: Following distinguishes us from other agencies:

  • Longevity – We have been serving patients since 1984
  • 24-hour response to referrals
  • Our Christian Focus
  • Home Tele-Monitoring
  • Home Infusion/Chemotherapy/IV Push
  • Prenatal and Maternal Risk Management
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Ob-Staff Certified Nurse Practitioners, Dieticians and Respiratory Therapists

 

Q: What is Home Health Care?

A: Home Health care is a service provided on an intermittent basis in the patient’s place of residence. The patient is essentially homebound (unable to leave home without the assistance of someone or something) and under the care of a physician.

The ultimate goal is to restore health and to help the patient become as self-sufficient as possible. Our home health team works with your doctor to help coordinate and provide the care recommended.

 

Q: What are the benefits of Home Health Care?

A: The patient remains at home in the comfort of familiar surroundings. Family members can also be involved in the treatment and healing process.

 

Q: Who qualifies for Home Health Care Services?

A: Any patient who is under the care of a physician,is essentially homebound and/or in need of homecare services.

 

Q: How do I obtain Health Care?

A: A physician must order home health care services. However, you have the right to choose who provides your Home Health Care.

  • Disease Management Services
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma / Respiratory
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hypertension
  • CHF / Cardiac
  • Wound & Ostomy
  • Pain

 

Q: What is the cost?

A: There is no cost to Medicare eligible patients who are referred for home care services and meet the selection criteria. Other individuals can be monitored for a nominal fee.

 

Q: Who pays for Home Health Services?

A: Services are paid in a variety of ways.We accept:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance
  • PPOs
  • HMOs
  • Self-Pay

 

Q: How does it help?

A: It helps as:

  • It provides patients and families with a sense of security as we monitor the patient’s health status daily. It takes the patient about three minutes a day.
  • It reduces preventable IR visits and hospitalizations.
  • It encourages adherence to diet, care, and medication plans.
  • It provides objective clinical data when needed
  • It enables adjustments to treatment plans or medications when needed

 

Q: Who benefits?

A: Benefits:

  • Patients recently discharged from the hospital or ER
  • Home health patients with conditions that require frequent monitoring or who need help confirming to a diet…

Q: What is Tele-Monitoring?

A: Patients transmit daily vital signs and other health data over normal phone lines. Clinicians review and respond to health data alerts. This new technology provides for the exchange of information and data focused on health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, consultation and patient education.

 

Q: How does theHomeMed Monitoring system work?

A: A home monitor about the size of a clock radio sends data about weight, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels to our clinicians. More devices can be attached for specific needs

 

Q: What is a Home Health Care Team?

A: It is a multi-disciplinary group of qualified health care professionals that ensures the patient receives the level of quality care ordered by a physician. Our team members include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • RNs/ LPNs
  • CNAs
  • Home Health Aides
  • Staff Dieticians
  • Social Workers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Ministers

 

Q: What are the counties you serve?

A: Americare Home Health Services services the following Tennessee Counties: Shelby and Tipton Counties