When Does Medicare Cover Home Health Services?

Medicare will cover a limited amount of home health care services as an alternative to entering a nursing home when certain criteria are met. A home health agency must be Medicare certified, and a doctor must decide whether or not home care is needed. Medicare does not cover custodial care (non-nursing personal care) unless it is needed in combination with skilled nursing care for the recovery or rehabilitation of a short-term illness. Preferred Home Care of Florida does accept Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Private Insurance and we have competitive Private Pay rates too.