integral part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System
Comfort of Home
Like many people,
you probably would prefer to recover from an illness or surgical procedure
in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Medical research reports
that when a skilled team of specialists provide home health care, patients
recover more quickly, experience better outcomes and are satisfied with
The goal of home
health care is to provide quality care in a safe environment so that patients
can maintain their independent lifestyles for as long as possible. When
you choose the comprehensive home health care services of The Cleveland
Clinic, you receive the highest quality home health care available.
The Cleveland Clinic
provides the full range of services designed to meet your individual needs.
For example, if you need physical therapy as you recover from knee surgery,
our physical therapist will be there to help you get back on your feet.
If you need help understanding your diagnosis and medications, or managing
your blood pressure, our nursing professionals will assist you. You will
find that the road to recovery is much smoother-and shorter-with Cleveland
Clinic Home Health by your side.
qualify for home health care services if they:
- are under the
care of a physician who will provide an order
- require skilled
services from a nurse or
- have care needs
that are intermittent, rather than continuous
- are able to
leave home on a limited basis
Services that are
available to you include:
- skilled nursing
- physical therapy
- speech therapy
- medical social
- home health
Your care will be
provided by highly skilled home health care specialists that include registered
nurses; medical social workers; home health aides; dietitians; and physical,
occupational, speech and respiratory therapists. Our team of professionals
is specifically educated and experienced in the home health specialty,
and our service is backed by the long-standing reputation of The Cleveland
As part of your
home health care experience you will
be educated and directed to become an active participant in your health
care. Learning about your medications, their intended actions and side
effects, and tracking your response to them are just a few examples of
how you will become involved in order to become as independent as possible.
If physical treatments or procedures, such as dressing changes or measuring
your blood pressure, are part of your care plan you will be taught and
supported through the steps until you or your caregiver can safely perform
these activities without professional assistance.
Although anyone may
request home health care, all services must be ordered by a physician.
The initial request for home health care begins with a phone call to 216/444-HOME
(4663) or toll-free 800/263-0403 from a patient, physician or family member.
Our staff can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You do not
have to be in the hospital to request home health care services. Patients
at home or those being cared for in an outpatient setting, such as the
emergency room or ambulatory clinics, may also be appropriate candidates
for home health care services.
If you are hospitalized,
your home health care clinicians-in collaboration with your physician,
case manager or hospital discharge planner-will provide you with the appropriate
information for planning your home health care services. Following your
discharge from the hospital, a member of the home health team will contact
you directly to introduce themselves and arrange your first visit.
If you are not
hospitalized, a home health representative will telephone you to discuss
your needs, explain available services and review insurance coverage options.
The representative will also ask you for a brief health history. Services
generally start within 24 hours from this initial call, as long as a doctor's
order is obtainable.
Home health care services
are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance plans. For
your convenience, our staff will contact your insurance carrier to determine
your exact coverage. You will be
informed of the extent of this coverage and any potential financial liability
before services begin.
Home Health Care Team
Your home health care
team includes the staff who will be visiting and providing direct care
to you, as well as a host of support staff at the home health office,
all of whom work closely with your doctor to plan, monitor and evaluate
the outcomes of your care. In this way, your progress can be assessed
regularly and your treatment plans modified as needed, assuring you the
appropriate care to speed your recovery.
Cleveland Clinic Home
Health serves the following counties: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga,
Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit
Choose The Cleveland Clinic?
Clinic Home Health is backed by
the resources of The Cleveland Clinic, which is consistently recognized
as one of the top hospitals in
the United States. Our Home Health professionals serve over 1,000 new
clients each month.
can reach Home Health staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
directly bill insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid for services.
Clinic Home Health is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and is certified by the state of
Ohio to participate in the Medicare/Medicaid program. We are the preferred
home health care provider for Cleveland Clinic Health System Hospitals,
which include The Cleveland Clinic, Euclid, Fairview, Hillcrest, Huron,
Lakewood, Lutheran, Marymount and South Pointe hospitals.
For more information
about home health care, or to make a referral, please call 216/444-HOME
(4663) or 800/263-0403.