Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS HOME HEALTH CARE?
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
chronic kidney disease
recovery from surgery or illness
other illnesses and conditions
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE FIRST HOME HEALTH CARE VISIT?
WILL TRUST USA CREATE A CARE PLAN JUST FOR ME OR MY LOVED ONE?
Yes. A Trust USA clinician will come to your home to assess your needs. You will be included in the care planning process and we will communicate with your doctor to discuss the assessment, your goals and work together to develop your personal plan of care. Trust USA Home Health Care staff will implement your physician-ordered plan of care and keep your doctor updated about your progress. If your condition or needs change, we’ll collaborate with your doctor to review your plan of care and make any adjustments deemed necessary.
HOW OFTEN WILL MY HOME HEALTH CARE VISITS BE?
The frequency and type of home health visits and the services provided are based on your personal plan of care. Your doctor may change your plan of care, increasing or decreasing the number of visits or services provided, in order to provide you with the best home health care for your needs.
MY DOCTOR IS ORDERING HOME HEALTH CARE FOR ME, CAN I REQUEST TRUST USA BY NAME?
Absolutely, and we’d be honored to care for you or your loved one. Federal law gives patients the freedom to choose their health care provider.
DOES TRUST USA HAVE A HOME HEALTH CARE CENTER NEAR ME?
Trust USA is one of the South Florida’s best home health care providers, with two locations in South Florida. To search for the Trust USA location in your community, please visit our location page.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR HOME HEALTH CARE?
There are several requirements for receiving home health care under the Medicare Benefit:You must have a doctor prescribe home health careYou must need either skilled nursing care or therapy on an intermittent basis (i.e., physical/occupational/speech therapy)You must be considered “homebound” (see below)
WHAT DOES “HOMEBOUND” MEAN?
WHO PAYS FOR HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES?
WHAT QUALIFIES AS A “HOME” WHEN HOME HEALTH CARE IS BEING CONSIDERED?
Your residence is wherever you call home. This may be your house, an apartment, a relative’s home, a senior community, or some other type of institution. However, a hospital, skilled nursing facility or intermediate care facility is not considered a “home”.