Home Health Aide Services for Seniors

As a leading home care agency, IDEAL Home Health Care offers home health aide services to each of our patients.  These home health aide services are intended to supplement a medical home care nursing or therapy program and can include tasks such as assisting patients with hygiene and personal care related tasks, which will allow patients to remain independent and living in their own homes even during treatment.  In order to qualify for home health aide services, the services must be recommended by a patient’s physician, psychiatrist, therapist, or other medical provider and a patient must meet our eligibility requirements below.

To learn more about the types of services that a home health aide from IDEAL Home Health Care can perform or to schedule home health aide services for you or a loved one, please contact us today online.

Types of Home Health Aide Services We Provide

A home health aide can help seniors and homebound patients by providing a variety of personal care and hygiene related services.  These services are designed to help patients while undergoing medical treatment or home care services for chronic diseases, short- and long-term illnesses, and mental illness.  The care provided by a home health aide is intended to supplement a patient’s medical home care program and help a patient maintain their independence when living at home.  Roles that a home health aide can provide include assisting patients in completing their physical or occupational therapy programs or assisting patients with important hygiene and skin care tasks.

Home Health Aide Programs: Medical Homecare ServicesHome health aide services must be recommended and authorized by a patient’s physician, registered nurse, psychiatrist, or physical therapist to supplement and support the patient’s home care treatment or recovery plan.  By providing a variety of services, home health aides often become a crucial part of a patient’s recovery or treatment program and one of the patients most valuable care team members.

The types of services that our home health aides can provide include, but are not limited to, offering assistance with:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Light Meal Preparation
  • Changing Bed Linens
  • Light Laundry

Home Health Aide Qualification Guidelines

In order to qualify to receive home health aide services, our patients must meet certain guidelines.  These admission guidelines help ensure that those who need care and home health aide services are able to receive these services at an affordable cost, which is often fully or partially covered by health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.

  • Home health aide services  must be ordered by the patient’s physician, psychiatrist, therapist, or other medical provider
  • The patient must also require subsequent medically necessary skilled nursing care or rehabilitation therapy
  • The patient must be able to receive home health aide care that can be provided on an intermittent and not daily basis
  • The patient must be homebound unless not required by the payer

Learn More About Our Home Health Aide Services for You or a Loved One

Home Health Aide Services in St. Louis for Homecare PatientsIf you would like to learn more about the home health aide personal care and hygiene services that are available from out home health aides, please contact our home healthcare agency today.  Our staff will evaluate you or your loved one’s physical, mental, and health situation in order to determine the home care and home health aide services which would best fit your physician prescribed plan and we can work with your physician to ensure you receive the best possible care for your physical and mental health needs.