Home Health Care

Home health care helps people recover from illness or injury and remain in their home by bringing services and supports into the home. Prescribed by an individual’s physician, home health care is part of a written plan of care.

While it can include non-medical services, the primary focus is medical and includes rehabilitation services to improve the person's condition and help them regain their independence. This service often follows hospitalization, rehab or skilled care in a nursing facility.

Home health care can be provided in tandem with other types of home care. Non-medical home care includes help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as transportation, meal preparation or getting dressed.

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility for home health care services is determined by the individual's physician.

Services and Fees

Home health care can include a range of medical services such as:

  • Rehabilitation services
  • Skilled nursing
  • Home health aides
  • Physical, occupational and/or speech therapy
  • Hospice

Costs of these services may be covered by Medicaid and Medicare.

Financial Options for Home Health Care

Find in Your Area

Search for home health care agencies in your area. To compare home health agencies, visit Medicare.gov.