Home Health Care
Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF). The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.
Home Healthcare Agency Compare
Home Health Compare has information about the quality of care provided by "Medicare-certified" home health agencies throughout the nation. "Medicare-certified" means the home health agency is approved by Medicare and meets certain federal health and safety requirements. Home Health Compare can help you or your family or friends choose a quality home health agency that has the skilled home health services you need.
Home Health Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
NOTE: Medicare won't cover home health services provided by a home health agency that hasn't been Medicare-certified.