Home health agencies provide nursing services, home health aides, and one or more
other services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social services.
Several kinds of health care staff may provide care based on your needs. Home health
agencies participate in the
program and many health insurance programs include a home health benefit. A physician
referral is required so it is a good idea to talk to your doctor if you think you
might need this type of care. Usually a medical reason is needed for these services
to be reimbursed by
Generally, home-based care is appropriate whenever a person prefers to stay at home
but needs ongoing care that cannot easily be provided by family and friends. The
federal web site Home Health Compare has information that describes home health
care, your rights as a home health patient, and what to expect when home health
staff come to your home. The website can be found here.
If you would like help making a decision about which home health agency can best
meet your needs, the Consumer Guide can assist you. The services search feature
allows you to compare the services offered and quality ratings of home health agencies
in your area. To read more about the quality measures and how the search works click here.
This web site includes a Maryland Home Health agency search that provides a listing
of Home Health agencies in Maryland by the county where each agency is licensed
to provide services, and a list of the services each agency has available. To find
a Maryland home health agency to provide services you, a family member, or friend
need go to Home Health Search.
Use Services Search to locate LTC Providers and obtain detailed information on: