To qualify for home health several criteria must be met:
- Patient must be homebound
- Patient must be under the care of a physician
- The care must be provided in the patient's place of residence (home, assisted living facility, group home or family care home)
- The services must be skilled and needed on an intermittent basis
Referrals for Homecare
Most referrals come from a hospital, physician, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.