"Is your agency certified by Medicare?"
Tip: Many excellent home health care agencies are not certified by Medicare. But, it isn't because they aren't good enough. Instead, their nursing care plans only provide services that aren't paid for by Medicare, but which their clients need in order to remain in their own homes.
FAQ: Will Medicare pay for home health care if you live in an assisted living facility?
Even though Medicare benefits don't cover your assisted living expenses, they will pay for home health care you need to recover after a stay in a hospital, and for therapy if prescribed by your doctor. In other words, Medicare benefits cover the home health care you need to recover regardless of whether you live in an assisted living facility, a house, your children's home, an apartment or an independent living facility.
Tip: Your loved one doesn't have to go to the skilled nursing facility where their hospital wants to send them; take a few days to find the best one