FAQ

Home health care provides skilled health care services wherever you call home. Our home health team works collaboratively with you, your family and your doctor to help you recover from illness, surgery or injury, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.

You’ll receive the services you need based on an individual plan of care developed by your doctor with our clinical team. Some of the home health care services we offer include:

  • Skilled nursing care
  • Home health aides
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Medical social work
  • Pain management
  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Infusion therapy
  • Psychiatric services

We also offer several specialized home health programs for patients with COPD, heart failure and conditions that increase their risk of falling.

You may be eligible to receive home health care under the Medicare benefit if:

  • Your doctor prescribes home health care for you.
  • You need either skilled nursing care or therapy (physical/occupational/speech therapy) on an intermittent basis.
  • Your condition limits your ability to leave home, rendering you “homebound.”

Royal home health care can help in several ways:

  • Keeps patients comfortable at home, where they typically recover faster with fewer complications
  • Reduces avoidable trips to the hospital
  • Supports caregivers and loved ones
  • Uses evidence-based clinical practices so you receive high-quality care backed by science
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach that gives you access to a diverse team of healthcare professionals
  • Provides personalized care planning tailored to your needs

You or a loved one may benefit from home health care if you:

  • Have a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or COPD
  • Are recovering from surgery, hospitalization or illness
  • Need help to get out of the house
  • Frequently visit your doctor or the hospital
  • Need education to manage your condition effectively
  • Are at risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 (age 65+ or any age with an underlying condition)

On the first visit, a nurse or therapist will conduct a thorough interview and professional assessment. Our assessment identifies areas where you may benefit from education and tools to manage your health.

We partner with your doctor as well as family and caregivers to determine the best services for your needs. This team approach actively engages you and your caregivers in your health care and, if applicable, helps to make the transition from a hospital or nursing facility to your home much easier.

The frequency and type of home health visits are based on your personal plan of care. Your doctor may change your plan of care as necessary, increasing or decreasing the number of visits or services provided, in order to provide you with the best home health care for your needs.

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. 

A nurse or therapist will contact you by phone to schedule the first visit. If you’re coming from a hospital or nursing facility, the initial visit will usually happen within 24 hours after you’re discharged to make the transition easier.

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