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Friday, September 7, 2007

Home Health Services - Nurses, Physical Therapy

Home health services include licensed professionals such as registered nurses, home health aides, licensed physical therapists, or speech therapy. The nurses and professionals visit your home to provide care and teach the patient and caregivers how to provide the care routine that is needed.

For example, at the webpage for, which has offices in many locations in California, there is information about who is eligible. The services need to be prescribed by a physician,the patient must need skilled nursing or rehabilitation therapy, and the patient must be homebound. Homebound means it is difficult or taxing to leave home.

You can also search the internet or yellow pages for additional home health organizations.

Medicare, Medi-Cal, Workers Compensation, Private Insurance or Personal Pay are the options listed for paying for the services.

The nurses provide training for family or paid caregivers so that someone can remain in the home instead of going to a long term care facility.

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