Florida Hospital New Smyrna offers home care services in the comforting environment of patients’ homes. Our Home Care team works to ensure a smooth transition between hospital care and home health services.
The Florida Hospital Home Health program, available in both Volusia and Flagler counties, is licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (license #HHA215580961), certified by Medicare, and accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our in-home nursing and home care include these common services:
- Skilled Nursing Visits
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Medical Social Worker
- Home Health Aide
Learn more about our Florida Hospital Home Health services and programs by calling (386) 673-3121.
Individualized Programs to Meet Your Specific Needs
Assisting patients with individualized medical care at home is our specialty. Home care may begin immediately after hospitalization (though prior hospitalization is not required) or as a direct referral from your physician. With the guidance of your physician and coordination by licensed medical professionals, we provide the following specialized services:
- Care Post-hospitalization
- Infusion Therapy
- Heart Failure Management
- Joint Recovery Program (Post-op Hip/Knee Replacement)
- Advanced Wound Care
- Medication Management/Education
- Ostomy Teaching
- Disease Management/Education
- Incontinence Management
- Diabetes Management
- Outpatient Surgery Follow-up
- Rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies)
- Surgical care
- Qualifying for Home Health
Florida Hospital Home Health accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare. Our services are available to anyone who:
- Is under the care of a physician (only a physician can order home health services for their patient)
- Lives in Volusia or Flagler Counties
- Is considered “homebound" and requires the skills of a registered nurse, physical therapist, and/or speech language pathologist, during the course of treatment
To qualify for benefits under the Medicare program, you must be considered “homebound”. Medicare considers a person to be “homebound” if:
- You require considerable and taxing effort to leave home.
- Absences from the home are infrequent and of short duration.
- If your physician has advised that it is unsafe for you to leave home due to your medical or psychiatric condition.
Circumstances that qualify a person as homebound include:
- Walks with a walker, has difficulty going up and down steps to leave home; must have help to get in and out of car
- Can walk without direct assistance, but for short distances due to shortness of breath or other physical impairment
- Limited mobility caused by extreme weakness or severe pain
- Confused and unable to leave home unassisted
- Depression or withdrawal; refusal to leave home
Examples of allowable absences from the home include:
- Church attendance
- Beauty salon services
- Other non-medical reasons if absences are infrequent, of short duration and require a considerable and taxing effort
- Visit to hospital, doctor’s office or healthcare facility
A patient who drives and can leave home without assistance is not considered homebound.