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Home Healthcare: An Attractive Alternative

By Michael Plontz, Staff Writer

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Home HealthCare Checklist

  • Is there a free evaluation visit?

  • Is this agency certified?

  • Is it accredited?

  • What is the agency’s philosophy?

  • What is the agency’s reputation in the community?

  • What type of personnel are available?

  • How are the employees screened?

  • If you don’t like an employee, can you request a different one?

  • Are the employees insured?

  • What is done if an employee cancels?

  • Does the agency provide any specialty services? 

  • Can you drive me to an appointment if necessary?

  • Does the nurse have a written plan of care and does he or she do follow-up visits?

  • Will my insurance pay for this?

  • Will my insurance pay for private duty or long-term nursing?

  • What is the cost the cost per hour?

  • If I have no resources, can you refer me to an agency that can assist me?


 

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