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Theresa Gates
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Jacksonville
Home Care Rehabilitation
Brooks Home Care Advantage
5839 Richard Street
Jacksonville
FL
32216

What is home health care?

Home health care is a general term that describes a wide variety of health and health-related services provided in a home setting. Skilled services include: nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medical social work, and in-home aides. They can also include infusion and respiratory therapy. While the tasks of a home health care clinician vary, all have one thing in common—they make it possible for care recipients to remain home safely. In the process, they also provide family caregivers with education, training and resources to assist them in taking care of their loved ones.

How do I select the right home health agency for my needs?

Choosing a home care agency is a very personal decision. Begin by finding out what options are available. Call your insurance company and ask what will they pay for and how long. Discuss your medical needs and caregiver situation with your doctor and ask for recommendations from friends and family members as well.  Home Care agencies are certified and licensed by the government to ensure staff background screenings and appropriate care is delivered. Medicare also provides a tool that gives detailed information about Medicare-certified agencies. You can use the agency report card found at www.medicare.gov/hhcompare to review what matters most to you and compare those scores for all the agencies on your list.

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