What is Home Health Care?

Home healthcare, also known as home care and home support services, encompasses a wide range of medical and non-medical services delivered in an individual's home. The spectrum of services ranges from high-tech infusion nursing to non-medical home care services.

Health care delivered in the comfort and security of the home provides the patient and his/her family with a sense of control and peace of mind. Home care also helps reduce the strain caused by excessive hospital or nursing home bills during an illness or disability. Staying at home will enable the patient to maintain social ties and involvement with the community, friends and family. This preserves a sense of independence and security for the patient.

Is Home Healthcare For You?

Are you 65 or older?

Have you been diagnosed with a new illness?

Has your medical condition recently changed?

Do you require therapy services?

Do you require infusion services?

Do you have difficulty driving?

Do you have difficulty with daily activities?

Would you rather be cared for at home?

If you answered "yes" to two or more of these questions, Care Dimensions Home Healthcare could be for you.
Speak with your physician or call Care Dimensions at 1-888-366-7088 to discuss your treatment options.

Who is Eligible for Medicare Home Healthcare?

To be eligible for Medicare covered home health care, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be under a physician's care and the physician must order the services.
  2. You must require a skilled, intermittent service such as: skilled nursing care, physical therapy, or speech therapy.
  3. You must be homebound due to an illness or injury which makes it difficult for you to leave home in order to receive medical care.

What is Homebound?

Medicare considers a patient to be homebound if "leaving the home would require a considerable and taxing effort," and if "he/she has a condition due to an illness or injury which restricts his/her ability to leave his/her place residence except with the aid of supportive devices such as crutches, canes, wheel chairs and walkers, [with] the use of special transportation, or the assistance of another person, or if leaving the home is medically contraindicated." Homebound patients may leave home "if the absences are undertaken on an infrequent basis or are relatively short duration or for the purpose of receiving medical treatment."

How are your caregivers selected?

All of our caregivers are thoroughly interviewed, reference checked and triple screened. Every caregiver is an employee of ours and they are insured for additional protection.

What forms of payment does Care Dimensions accept?

Home healthcare costs can be covered in a number of ways:

  1. Self-paid without the assistance of an insurance program;
  2. Paid all or in part by private insurance; or (3) Paid all or in part by Medicare or Medicaid.

Does any government program cover the cost?

Yes. Both Medicare and MediCal cover the cost of our services.

Is Medicare only for the elderly?

There is a misconception that Medicare and MediCal coverages are only for the very old or the very young - while both of these programs do offer coverage to these age groups, there is also coverage offered for others who meet certain qualifications.

You may download a copy of the brochure published by the government that offers more details regarding Medicare and Medicaid coverage for Home Health Services. Click here for a Benefit brochure.

Can your organization care for a client in a facility (nursing home or assisted living)?

Yes. We can provide services to care facility residents who have a medical skilled need. All other non-medical needs are not covered.

Is Durable Medical Equipment provided?

Yes. Arrangements for these services will be made for the special needs of the patient and in most cases are covered by Medicare. For example: commodes, wheelchairs, crutches, hospital beds and I.V. equipment.

How long does the service last?

What's called an "episode" refers to a 60-day-service duration; however, it does not mean that it's the standard or average. Ongoing evaluations by the assigned nurse and your doctor throughout the plan of care will determine the length of service appropriate for each individual patient.

Is Care Dimensions HIPAA Compliant?

Yes. We are HIPAA compliant. At CareDimensions, integrity is at the core of our values. We are strongly committed to compliance with all laws and regulations. Integrity governs CareDimensions' action in all relationships, including those with patients, referral sources, suppliers, employees and others. Any behavior or action that is less than ethically appropriate in any way is not tolerated.

The following are the main features of CareDimensions' Corporate Compliance Program:

  1. Structured monitoring protocols designed to detect potential fraud and abuse issues with corrective action or training as appropriate. Utilization of a variety of monitoring protocols.
  2. Training and staff education to ensure an understanding of the policies and procedures.
  3. Establish policies and procedures to guide employees in appropriate business practices, comply with the laws and government regulations. Each employee receives a copy of the Care Dimensions Compliance Program and Code of Ethics.

CareDimensions' Compliance Program provides a mechanism for all employees to seek assistance in areas of uncertainty. Furthermore, the Compliance Program requires all employees to report any and all activities which they believe may violate laws, regulations or Company policies.

CareDimensions has designated an individual to the role of Privacy and Security Officer for the organization. This individual is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of CareDimensions' compliance with the federally mandated HIPAA guidelines.

Patient services are provided without regard to race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical) or place of national origin.