What is home health care?

Home health is a wide range of health care services that can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home due to an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expense, more convenient and just as effective as care delivered in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

What should I expect from my home health care?

  • Doctor’s orders are needed to start care. Once your doctor refers you for home health services, a home health representative will contact you about your needs and ask you some questions about your health.
  • A home health representative will also talk to your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress.

Who pays for home health care?

While many insurance providers will pay for certain home care services, the specifics vary from plan to plan. What you may not know is that many insurance companies follow Medicare guidelines when it comes to coverage for home health care.

Every patient receives a custom care plan to their specific needs. Depending on the services being provided, Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance often cover the costs. Several factors help determine the exact cost:

  • Number of hours of care required per week
  • Level of services received (non-medical, skilled nursing, etc.)

Astella Home Health accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care and Private Pay. (Varies by location)

How do I get started?

To begin the process, call Astella Home Health at (855) 463-4584 and ask to speak to an “Intake Specialist” who will assist you, your physician/caseworker, or family member in establishing home health services. You may also click here to complete an inquiry form and an Intake Specialist will be in contact with you.