Why have health care at home?
Home health care is an effective and economical alternative when institutional care is not required. Patients can recover more quickly because they are surrounded by their own familiar environment, family and friends. Health services provided by North Woods Home Care and Hospice promotes independence by teaching patients and their family about the management of the illness and its treatment. We provide skilled professionals to implement care plans and monitor the patient, treatments and medication.
Our patients praise the caring, competent staff in our post-
What is home care and how would I go about getting it?
What kind of services might I receive?
There are many types of services under the umbrella we refer to as home care. These services are commonly referred to as skilled and non-
How do I pay for home health care?
When a physician orders home health care, it is documented and provided to us as a Plan of Treatment. Many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover all or most of the costs associated with home health care. When North Woods Home Care receives a new patient, our staff verifies insurance coverage and benefits at the start of care. As long as the home care services are ordered by a physician, it will typically be recognized as a covered benefit by most insurance companies. As with any insurance plan, deductibles and out-
Skilled care describes health services provided by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, home-
During an illness where an in-
Following discharge from a hospital where wound care and patient assessment is advised.
After an injury or illness where physical, occupational and/or speech therapy is necessary.