Skilled Services

Our Skilled Home Health Services give us the opportunity to provide skilled services to people who meet the criteria for Medicare home health coverage:

The person requires intermittent skilled health care services provided by a nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist, or occupational therapist. The person is home-bound, meaning he or she has an illness, medical condition, or injury that restricts his or her ability to leave home without the assistance of others, the aid of supportive devices (such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs, or walkers), the use of special transportation, or those instances where leaving the home is medically contraindicated.

Conditions That Generally Meet the Coverage Criteria Include the Following

New diagnosis

New type of medication or medication dosage change

Recent fall

Recent exacerbation of a previous diagnosis

To qualify for Medicare or Medicaid home health services, your home health agency must be Medicare and/or Medicaid certified. Phoenix Home Care meets this requirement. Home health care services may be covered under Medicare Part A or Part B.

Skilled Home Health Services

Skilled observation and assessment of a newly diagnosed condition or the exacerbation of an existing condition

Open wound care/dressing

Wound care/dressing changes for all types of wounds

Bowel/bladder training

Diabetic self-management

Foley insertion and teaching

IM/Subq injection administration

Ostomy care teaching

Teach nasogastric feedings

Re-insertion nasogastric feeding tube

Teach gastrostomy feedings

Teach parenteral nutrition

Teach tracheostomy care

Teach administration of medications, including inhalants and oxygen therapy

Teach administration of injection

Disimpaction/FU enema

Management and evaluation of a patient care plan

Change in medications within the last 60 days

New medications in the last 30 days

Change in primary caregiver providing care with a knowledge deficiency

Skilled nursing related to a treatment of an illness or injury that must be provided by a nurse

Medical Social Work

Assessment of social and emotional factors

Community resource planning

Short-term therapy

Short-term counseling for long-range planning and decision making

Physical Therapy


Therapeutic exercise

Ultrasound and other modalities

Transfer training

Speech Therapy


Voice disorder treatment

Speech articulation disorder

Dysphagia treatment

Language disorder treatment

Aural rehabilitation

Cognition assessment

Occupational Therapy


ADL training

Muscle re-education

Perceptual motor training

Fine motor coordination

Neuro-development treatment

Sensory treatment


Adaptive equipment

Home Health Aide

Bathing and dressing

Personal care


Light meal preparation

Support nutritional needs


Light housekeeping

Specialty Home Health Programs

Fall Prevention

Cardiac Care

Wound Care & Management

Ostomy Care

Diabetic Care

IV Infusion/Therapy

Vital Stem

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