Frequent Questions

Home Health Frequent Questions

Is Cascade Home Health Medicare certified?

Yes, we are Medicare certified.

Who pays for home health services?

Home health services are paid by Medicare, Medicaid/Oregon Medical Assistance Plan, managed care organizations, private insurance, or private payers.

Who is eligible for home health services?

All Home Health services require a referral from a doctor, however there are a wide range of events that are eligible for home-based services.

You may be eligible for home health services if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be under the care of a doctor and receiving services under a plan of care that’s established and reviewed regularly by a doctor.
  • 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 services
    • Occupational therapy
  • You must be “home-bound”, and a doctor must certify that you are home-bound. To be home-bound means:
    • 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.
    • It takes a considerable and taxing effort to leave home.
    • Leaving home is generally limited, such as for medical treatment or other short, occasional absences, like attending religious services and/or hair appointments. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care, but home care services are delivered at home.

How often will home health staff visit me?

We work with you, your family and your physician to help create a plan of care that best fit your individual situation. The number and frequency of visits will be determined by this collaborative plan of care.

I’m being discharged from the hospital.  Can I choose my home health provider?

Yes, patients have the right to choose their provider. You can specifically ask for Cascade Health to serve as you home health provider, regardless of whom your primary care provider might be, or what hospital or skilled nursing facility you’ve been treated in.

How do I make a referral?

Making a referral to Cascade Home Health is easy. Simply call 541-228-3050 and provide the patient’s name, date of birth, and demographic information.

What happens after a referral is made?

We will call you to schedule an initial visit to have a nurse assess the patient’s condition and needs. Our clinician will then contact your medical office to report the findings and suggest a plan of care. Subsequently, we’ll contact you with any change in status, complications, or problems achieving set goals. The number of visits is based on the physician’s orders and individual needs. Skilled medical services are covered by Medicare and most other insurance plans.

What types of services does Cascade Home Health provide?

      • Medical management for most diseases
      • Medication and Pain management
      • Wound care/ Wound V.A.C therapy
      • I.V. therapy
      • Central line management
      • Education
      • Bathing and hygiene
      • Safety evaluation & instruction
      • Rehabilitation services
      • Nutrition counseling
      • Information about social services
      • Heart and lung disease management
      • Diabetes management
      • Post-surgery care
      • Monitoring unstable health conditions

and more…

 

How long has Cascade Health provided services?

We have provided home health services locally in Lane County for more than 30 years.

Is Cascade Home Health staff wound care certified?

Yes. All of our case managers are KCI Wound V.A.C.® Certified.

What if I need medical supplies or equipment in my home?

Cascade Home Health can help you arrange necessary medical supplies and equipment.

Who do I contact for more information about home health services?

For more information, call 541-228-3050 to reach our Home Health team.  They are happy to help and can answer any questions you may have.