Frequently asked questions about home health care.

What is home health care?


Home health care allows patients to receive medically necessary services in the comfort of their own home. This helps maintain quality of life and promotes quicker recovery. Services can range from skilled nursing to various in-home therapy treatments. Our agency was established in 1994, and offers experienced providers that treat the patient as if they were family. Our patients agree, as we have been awarded three times by the consumer home health survey HHCAHPS.




What types of services are offered?


Medical conditions that previously required hospitalization are now often treatable at home with home health care. Our services include nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, home IV therapy, Anodyne Therapy, wound care, private duty care, and disease management.




Who pays for home health care?


As long as you are eligible, our services are covered by Medicare, private insurance, VA benefits, and Medicaid. Please contact us to verify whether your are covered.




How do I know if I'm eligible via Medicare?


Three criteria must be met for Medicare eligibility:

1. The patient is currently a Medicare recipient
2. The patient is homebound
3. The patient's physician must order skilled care as medically necessary
Medicare's definition of homebound is described as:

  • Taxing effort to leave home
  • Residual weakness
  • Requires assertive devices
  • Confusion
  • Unable to leave home unassisted
  • Shortness of breath
  • Needs assistance for all activities
  • Requires assistance to walk or move about




Do I need to consult my doctor?


Yes. All home health care occurs under the order and supervision of your primary care physician. We will work with you and your physician to determine a plan of care that meets your needs.




How do you compare to other home health care agencies?


At Sunshine Home Care, we are an independent agency that prides itself on positive outcomes for our pateints. To find out exactly how we compare to other agencies in Western Oklahoma, please click here.




Do you offer services in my area?


We serve most of Western Oklahoma including Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Tillman, and Washita counties. You can find our full service area here.




How do I know if my loved one or I need home health care?


The only way to know for sure is through consultation with our agency and your physician, but here are a few questions you can ask yourself to get started:

  • Have you had a recent hospitilization?
  • Have you had a recent surgery?
  • Have you had a recent orthopedic surgery?
  • Are you having recurrent falls?
  • Do you have new or uncontrollabe diagnoses?
  • Do you have new or changed medications?
  • Do you have new or unhealing wounds?
  • Have you recently been diagnosed with a disease?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, home health care may be right for you. If you are concerned about a friend or relative, read this article for some helful advice. For more information, contact us today.





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