Medicare home health coverage can be an important resource for Medicare beneficiaries who need health care at home. When properly implemented, the Medicare home health benefit provides coverage for an array of skilled and nonskilled services, all of which add to the health, safety, and quality of life of beneficiaries and their families. Key among these services is personal care provided by home health aides.
Unfortunately people who legally qualify for Medicare coverage frequently have great difficulty obtaining and affording necessary home health and home health aide care.
Our new Fact Sheet explains who qualifies for Medicare-covered home care, and what Medicare should cover. It includes a handy infographic. It also outlines some tips to help overcome challenges to getting that coverage.