Traditional Medicare (hospital and medical insurance) covers some home health services, including intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services and continued occupational services. Usually, a home health care agency coordinates the services your doctor orders for you. Medicare does not cover 24-hour-a-day care at home, meals delivered to a home, homemaker services or personal care services.
Medicare will cover home health care services for those who meet certain eligibility requirements, including regular care and review by a physician and homebound certification, meaning you are restricted to the confines of your home due to illness or incapacity. Those who require more than part-time, or intermittent care are not eligible.
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