Our Service Promise
Oahu Home Healthcare will provide you with open communication, quick response-time, and a true feeling of partnership. We serve as an extension of your business, and we understand that our care and quality affects both your reputation and your results. We appreciate the trust you place in our company, and we will work hard to maintain that trust.
Does Your Patient Qualify For Home Healthcare?
Medicare, and most private insurers, have the following two main-criteria when qualifying for home healthcare:
- The patient must be homebound
Please note, “homebound” does not mean “bed bound.” The patient may still be able to leave the home for activities like religious services, medical visits, a graduation party, etc., but there has to be a considerable and taxing effort involved. If your patient needs the assistance of a second person, a walker, wheelchair, cane or any other such supportive device, your patient can still qualify for home healthcare.
- The patient needs intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, or speech-language pathology, and/or a continuing need for occupational therapy
Medicare defines intermittent skilled-nursing as fewer than seven (7) days a week, less than eight (8) hours a day, for periods of 21 days or less; with extensions in exceptional circumstances, when the need for additional care is finite and predictable.