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Frequently Asked Questions



What is home health?

Home health is designed to help you recover in the comfort of your home through rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Home health must be ordered by your physician when he or she determines your condition requires you to remain in the home for rehab and recovery. 

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What is the difference between home health and personal home care assistance?

The difference between home health and personal home care assistance is the necessity for skilled services. Home health care requires skilled services that would come from a physician’s order. This includes things like registered nurses, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Personal care assistance involves unskilled services that are typically paid for through private pay (not paid by insurance). These services include help around the house, transportation, bathing and some light meal preparation. 

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Will my insurance cover home health services? 

Home health is covered 100% by Medicare, and we accept most forms of insurance. Part of the admission process includes verification of insurance. We can help answer your financial and insurance questions. 

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Will Kindred send someone to cook and clean or help around the house?

In some areas of the country, we do provide personal home care assistance. These services include help:

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Light meal preparation 
  • Cleaning
  • Medication reminders 
  • Assistance with some of their daily living activities

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