Q. What are the general guidelines to qualify for home health care?
A. First, you need a physician to indicate that you need services. Sometimes doctors contact us directly, other times we contact them for their approval.
Second, you must be "homebound" or normally unable to leave the home unassisted. This means that to leave home takes considerable and taxing effort. You may still be able to leave your home for medical treatment, or short, infrequent times for non-medical reasons. For example, you may be considered "homebound" but still attend religious services. And you may still be entitled to home health care even if you attend adult day care.