Woman receives care at home from registered nurse

Home Care: How to Arrange Visits from a Registered Nurse

As we age, medical problems become more prevalent. They may make it hard to leave your home to receive medical care. 

Although there are services that provide day-to-day help with things like feeding and washing, various types of medical care can be provided in your home. This can include from physical therapy, speech therapy, and more.

WellSpring Home Health provides at-home care for medical needs. Registered nurses can come to your home and provide you with personal care depending on your health needs. Our skilled home care services allow you to stay in the comfort of your own home while receiving the medical care you need to manage a condition or recover after a procedure or injury. Here is how you can qualify for home care visits from registered visits.

Are you interested in receiving medical services at home? Contact us to learn about our skilled home care services.

What Can a Registered Nurse Do for Me?

While non-medical home care can help with daily tasks that may be hard to do by yourself, many need medical care at home. Some people may be “homebound,” which could require home care. “Homebound” means that you can’t leave your house without the assistance of another person or can’t leave without a taxing effort that could put you in danger or compromise your health. 

Having medical home care allows you to receive help without creating a big hassle of getting to a doctor’s office. WellSpring Home Health has many registered nurses who can help with various problems.

Our compassionate nurses can help with a variety of problems. This can range from chronic condition management to medication management, pain management, wound care, post-surgical care, and more. Skilled nurses can also help with maintaining your health and preventing further injury. 

They will work with you, your physician, your family, and your caregivers to create a personalized plan to help achieve your potential. The nurses help in whatever capacity is needed, ranging from full-time, part-time, or occasional visits. 

Can I Receive Home Care?

Although many people think of only older adults receiving care, children and veterans can receive care at WellSpring Home Health. Elderly care can be provided at home if recommended by their primary doctor.

Children can receive pediatric care if they battle complex medical issues or developmental disabilities who would typically experience frequent and prolonged hospitalizations. With holistic treatments, children can receive care as needed without disrupting life via home visits or telehealth technologies. A comprehensive plan will be created and agreed upon by their medical team, the rest of your family, and other caregivers.

Veterans and surviving spouses can benefit from medical home care designed to retain your life and stay in your home. If you live far from a VA, skilled and unskilled services can be provided. This can range from chronic condition care to pain management. 

How Can I Qualify for Skilled Home Care Services?

The first step in qualifying for home care from a registered nurse is to receive a referral from your primary care physician. Once you have this, you can contact us to speak with your doctor and create a personalized plan for you. We’ll also come to your home to meet you and talk more specifically about your at-home needs.

One of the most significant factors that will be considered is if you are “homebound.” This will help us better understand your situation and the length of your needs. 

Your health history will also be taken into account to understand all of your medical conditions better. This will also allow us to provide more extensive services if needed, like physical therapy. 

How Do I Pay for Home Care from a Registered Nurse?

Once your doctor has recommended you for home care, it’s time to talk with your insurance provider. There are multiple options for covering the costs of your home care. 

WellSpring Home Health can provide services to Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-Care, VA/Tri-West, Workers’ Compensation, and private pay options. Medicare can cover 100% of your skilled services. Talking with your provider can help with knowing which benefits you qualify for and getting help with arranging the paperwork you’ll need for reimbursement. 

Each provider will have different coverage. It’s also a good idea to check your insurance policy to look at your co-pays and deductibles. You can call our office if you have any questions about our billing services. 

Still have questions? Try our FAQs.

What are the Benefits of a Home Care Service?

There are many benefits to receiving home care services. The biggest one is having the advantage of being in the comfort of your own home. It can make the process more relaxing and enjoyable. 

Another benefit is receiving personal care that is catered to you. If you are also receiving nonskilled services like feeding and washing, it can help lift the stress off you to complete those tasks. 

A significant benefit is the ability to keep your family together. You don’t need to be separated and put into an outside care home or facility to receive the  care you need. You can still enjoy the company of your family and friends. 

Additionally, there is more flexibility in your life. With at-home care, you can receive the necessary care while still having time and space to do things you love, like hobbies. It allows more free time and the ability to have a robust support system if needed.

What are Additional Services that I Can Receive?

Besides having a skilled registered nurse taking care of you at home, other medical staff can help you on your path to recovery and improvement. WellSpring Home Health has different medical providers that can aid in many things to keep you healthy.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists can work with each patient to build a physical therapy plan that best suits one’s recovery. They can help you regain mobility, reduce pain, restore functionality, and prevent disability. 

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists can help you develop speech or language skills and overcome feeding and swallowing difficulties. Speech therapists treat a range of physical and learning disabilities, including dysphagia, autism, cleft palates, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, hearing loss, auditory processing disorders, cognitive disorders, stroke impairments, neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and more.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists will fulfill your doctor’s instructions to help you live at home comfortably. They can help you use wheelchairs, braces, splints, and prosthetic and orthotic devices. They can also help you refine certain functions and learn new skills. 

Medical Social Work

Our medical social workers assist you and your family with coping with the personal, physical, and emotional effects of your disease or disability. They will also help you find and access financial resources and community assistance programs like home meal deliveries.

Home Health Aide/Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Our compassionate Home Health Aides help with daily activities, including personal care and hygiene, mobility, medication management, feeding assistance, meal preparation and planning, and emotional and psychological support. They ensure everything is done correctly to ensure your plan is carried out correctly and give you peace of mind. 

Why Should I Choose WellSpring Home Health?

WellSpring Home Health is dedicated to ensuring quality care in the security and comfort of your own home. Our clients in Wasilla, Anchorage, and Tacoma receive personalized care, whether that’s 24-hour complex care or weekly visits to help with things like meals and household errands.

Our work is based on two fundamental philosophies. First, each person has innate worth, regardless of their health, age, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. Second, each person is entitled to maximize their potential, enjoy the quality of life, and maximize their potential. That’s why we treat all our patients like our own family.

Ready to receive personalized care at home? Contact us to get started.