What Is Continuous Home Care And Is It Covered By Medicare?

2021-06-17T03:39:18+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|Tags: , , , |

As of January 2021, there were 62 million recorded Medicare beneficiaries across the country. With the rise of healthcare crises in 2020, this number had increased significantly from previous years. Medicare is a federal program that aids people who are 65 and older by covering medical treatment that they couldn't otherwise afford. In a time of healthcare crises, Medicare is even more pertinent. While Medicare does provide long-term coverage, it also offers immediate aid for individuals with terminally ill conditions and severe medical crises. This is a specific type of Medicare benefit called Continuous Home Care. What is Continuous Home Care? Continuous Home Care (CHC) is a care service for individuals in a medical crisis and terminally ill conditions. The patient's doctor or hospice physician must verify this condition for patients to qualify for Continuous Home Care. This type of care is one of the four benefits included in the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The other three levels include Routine Home Care (RHC), General Inpatient Care (GIC), and Inpatient Respite Care (IRC). Continuous Home Care can be provided to patients in their residence. Or it can be provided in an Assisted Living Facility like a nursing home, where patients receive inpatient services. Hospice providers evaluate your condition and determine whether inpatient services or in-home care are necessary. Read More