The qualifications for Medicare home health care are:

  • A patient must be under the care of a physician who has ordered treatment or services we provide

  • A patient has had a recent illness, injury or change in a condition which requires skilled care

  • A patient is homebound.  A patient shall be considered homebound if they have a condition, due to illness or injury, that restricts their ability to leave home without the assistance of another person or the aid of a device (i.e. walker, cane, wheelchair) or if they have a condition that is medically contraindicated for leaving home.

For more information on all aspects of Medicare rules and regulations, log on to www.medicareadvocacy.org or call the national office of the Center for Medicare Advocacy at 1-860-456-7790.

We can answer any specific questions you have regarding your eligibility to qualify for care by Doctor's Choice Home Care.  Please call us at (941) 925-5900 and ask for our administrator.