"A Cheerful Heart is the Best Medicine" 
                                          - Proverbs 17-22

Serving Hidalgo County since 1997

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Abundant Health Care

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Home Health Care?

Home care is a service provided to recovering, disabled, or chronically ill individuals who need medical treatment and/or assistance with the activities of daily living. The National Association for Home Care estimates that more than eight million Americans currently receive home care for both acute and long-term needs. Because of state-of-the-art medical equipment, treatments and services that were once available only in the hospital can now be provided in the home.

Who qualifies for Home Health Care?

A person who is: Home bound, in need of the skilled services of a nurse or a therapist, in need of care on an intermittent basis, and under the care of a physician

How much does Home Health Care cost?

Home health care is covered by Medicare (Either Part A or B), Medicaid, and most private insurances. If you don't meet the admitting criteria or are opting for a service not covered by your insurer, you may choose to pay "out of pocket"(private pay) for services.


Medicare Qualification Criteria

Abundant Health Care Inc. works within Medicare quide lines to ensure our patients get timely and efficient home health care.  However, to qualify for home health care, patients must meet certain qualifications approved by Medicare. Please review the following.
1. The physician must decide the patient requires medical care at home and create a plan for the patient’s care at home.
2. The patient must require at least one of the following: intermittent skilled nursing care, or physical therapy, or speech-language therapy, or continue to need occupational therapy.
3. The home health agency caring for the patient must be approved by the Medicare program (Medicare-certified).
4. The patient must be home bound, or normally unable to leave home unassisted. (To be home bound means that leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to the barber or to attend religious service. A need for adult day care doesn’t withhold the patient from qualifying home health care.