FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of the questions we are often asked about home health care services. If you do not see your question listed, or would like a more in-depth response, please call our office at (952) 985-0672 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home health care is safe and reliable alternative to institutional care. The level of service needed by our patients varies, but it is often at the direction of a physician or other health care provider. Regardless, Integra has the home health care services you need to provide you with peace of mind and to provide your loved one with the highest possible quality of life.
- Reduced hospital readmissions
- Reduced visits to emergency rooms
- Higher quality of life for the patient
- Peace of mind for the family
- Early warning detection of health problems
- Faster recovery from surgeries or injuries
- Patients in transition from hospital care
- Patients with terminal illnesses who wish to spend their remaining time at home
- Patients with acute conditions who have short-term requirements
- Patients with physical or mental challenges, such as Alzheimer’s disease
In addition to these types of patients, Integra Home Health Care provides long-term on-site care for the elderly and for patients with chronic conditions who may not be able to properly manage their medications and other requirements.
The patient’s PCA cannot be:
- A spouse
- A recipient of home health services
- The parent of a minor child
- A corporate guardian
- A step-parent
- The Responsible Party
- You must be eligible for Medical Assistance. Please contact your local health agency or Integra Home Health Care to determine your eligibility.
- You must be assessed by a Public Health Nurse in the County you live in to see if you have a need for PCA services.
- Your Doctor needs to sign a Statement of Need form. By signing this, your doctor is agreeing that you have a need for PCA services.
- If you are the patient, you must be able to make decisions regarding your care or have a Responsible Party who can make decisions for you. For example, a minor child under the age of 18 or a person not able to make their own decisions due to a physical or mental disability would need a designated Responsible Party.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Cannot be your PCA
- Must be available to the patient and the PCA and help to monitor care
- Must attend the Public Health Nurse Assessment and be prepared to sign any documents related to home health services.
- Integra Home Health Care complies with the State of Minnesota’s Industrial Welfare Commission’s Order which strictly regulates the wages, hours and working conditions of household occupations.
- Integra Home Health Care provides all Minnesota Worker’s Compensation insurance to cover work related injuries for caregivers in your home
- Integra Home Health Care provides unemployment insurance for our caregivers to protect our clients from being charged with back fees in the event a caregiver were to file for unemployment
- Integra Home Health Care pays the employer portion of all federal, state and local taxes as well as withhold and file all of the relevant paperwork and monies to cover the employee’s compensation taxes