What is home health?

Home healthcare encompasses a wide range of medical care and assistance, the goal being to restore each patient to full health and independence. A team of skilled professionals and administrators provides specialized care within the patients’ homes under the direction of a physician. Services may include nursing care, rehabilitative therapy and assistance with personal care. Physicians often order home care after hospitalization or after a period of general mental instability.
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Personalized Care

Home health care can be tailored to the individual patient's needs, preferences, and schedule.

One-On-One Attention

Patients receive one-on-one attention from a skilled healthcare

Improved Quality of Life

Home health care can help patients maintain their independence, stay connected to their community, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Comfort and Familiarity

Patients can receive medical care in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

Cost Effective

Home health care is often more cost-effective than hospital or institutional care, and can reduce the risk of hospital readmissions.

Reduced Risk of Infection

: Patients are less likely to be exposed to infectious diseases in their own home compared to a hospital or other healthcare facility.

Peace of Mind for Family

Home health care can provide peace of mind for family members who may worry about their loved one's health and well-being.


Home healthcare eliminates the need for transportation to and from medical appointments, making it more convenient for patients and their families.

Your questions answered

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions concerning home health or do believe you need services, please give us a call at (303) 495-2578

If you have Medicare, you can use your home health benefits if you meet all the following conditions:

You must be under the care of a doctor, and you must be getting services under a plan of care established and reviewed regularly by a doctor.

You must need, and a doctor must certify that you need, one or more of the following:

– Intermittent skilled nursing care
– Physical therapy
– Speech-language pathology services
– Continued occupational therapy

You must be homebound,and a doctor must certify that you’re homebound. To be homebound means the following:

Leaving your home isn’t recommended because of your condition.

Your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person).

Leaving home takes a considerable and taxing effort. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as attending religious services. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care, but you would get the home care services in your home.