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330925 Ford Rd
Garden City, MI 48135

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Who Qualifies for Home Health Care in Michigan?

Photo of a home health patient in Troy MichiganBecause Somerset Home Health Care maintains Medicare certification, Medicare pay 100% of allowable charges from Somerset. However, to qualify for our home health services, Medicare has certain rules. Most insurance companies use qualification rules similar to Medicare's. We summarize these rules below, but if you are unsure about whether you qualify, please simply call or email us.

Patients receiving insurance-reimbursed home health should meet the definition of homebound. This does not mean that a person cannot leave the home. Medicare's definition of homebound simply states that, during the episode of care, leaving the home would require a considerable and taxing effort. Because of this, trips from the home are infrequent and of short duration. People can be homebound temporarily while recovering from injury or illness.

Examples of Patients Who May be Considered Homebound. [click here]
  • People requiring the use of crutches, canes, wheelchairs, walkers, or human assistance to leave the home
  • Senile patients
  • Patients who have lost the use of an upper extremity and may be limited in the use of stair handrails
  • Patients with limited ability for ambulation due to pain and/or weakness
  • Patients with heart disease who must avoid stress
  • People for whom outings may be medically contraindicated as determined by the physician

If you want to know if you or someone you care about would meet the qualifications for home health care, please contact us now.

Skilled Need
The skilled need requirement means that the plan of care must call for the services of a nurse or therapist. This is meant to rule out plans of care that only call for personal care assistance that could be accomplished by a home health aide. For instance, any plan of care that only calls for help with bathing and getting dressed would not meet the skilled need requirement. Plans of care that call for rehabilitation, wound care, medication teaching, observation and assessment, and other skilled activities that are outside the scope of a home health aide meet the skilled need requirement. This being said, as long as the skilled need requirement is met, Somerset Home Health Care can provide personal care assistance as well. We are just not allowed to only provide personal care assistance.

Types of Care That Meet the Skilled Need Requirement. [click here]
  • Wound Care
  • IV Therapy
  • Injections
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Chronic Disease Management
       Diabetes • COPD • CHF • Hypertension
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Fall Injury Prevention
  • Medication Teaching and Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling and Diet Teaching

If you or someone you care about could benefit from nursing or therapy at home, please contact us today.

Physician Supervision
Home health plans of care must be signed by your doctor (MD, DO, or DPM). Somerset Home Health Care does not try to convince patients to switch doctors or use new doctors. We recognize, support, and encourage your relationship with your doctors. That's why Somerset is committed to collaborating with your doctors on a home health plan of care and following orders from the doctor you know and trust.

A home health patient must have seen his or her doctor within 90 days before or 30 days after the home health start of care. Somerset Home Health Care will work directly with your doctor and do all the work of getting the necessary paperwork. Somerset also works hard to keep your doctor in the loop with relevant information so he or she can effectively track your progress.    



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Phone: (734) 585-0623
Fax: (734) 585-0631

30925 Ford Rd
Garden City, MI 48135

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Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Somerset Home Health Care to serve all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to any non-merit factor. Accordingly, Somerset Home Health Care does not tolerate discrimination by its employees when they are serving individuals who are eligible for its programs based on any non-merit factor, including race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (physical or mental), age, status as a parent, or genetic information.

All of the Department’s employees are responsible for complying with this policy in discharging their job duties.

Furthermore, Somerset Home Health Care makes employment decisions based only on merit and without regard to any non-merit factor.

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