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Home Health

The Shannon County Home Health Agency was instituted in 1967 to provide skilled nursing and home health aide services to the residents of Shannon County and the surrounding area.  Many other home health agencies have opened up business and are serving our area, some of them affiliated with local hospitals.  As these other agencies grew, we realized that it was not a service that our agency could afford to provide any longer.  We closed the doors of the Shannon County Home Health Agency on December 31st, 2021.  However, we continue to offer In-Home Services which provide personal care, homemaker chore, respite and medication setups to those who qualify.

If you need home health services, here is a link to the Medicare Home Health Compare website where you can look up home health agencies that serve your area:

Find Healthcare Providers: Compare Care Near You

Medicare Home Health Benefit
Medicare pays for you to get certain health care services in your home if you meet certain eligibility criteria and if the services are considered reasonable and necessary for the treatment of your illness or injury.  This is known as the Medicare home health benefit.
If you have Medicare, you can use your home health benefits if you meet all the following conditions:

1. You must be under the care of a doctor, and you must be getting services under a plan of care established and reviewed regularly by a doctor.

2. You must need, and a doctor must certify that you need, one or more of the following.

  • Intermittent skilled nursing care
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Continued occupational therapy

3. You must be homebound, and a doctor must certify that you’re homebound. To be homebound means the following:

  • Leaving your home isn’t recommended because of your condition.
  • Your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person).
  • Leaving home takes a considerable and taxing effort.
  • A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as attending religious services. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care, but you would get the home care services in your home.

Other funding sources for home health care include Medicaid, Veteran’s Administration, Workman’s Compensation, private insurance or private pay.  Check your insurance policy closely to see if you are covered for the home health benefit.