Tools For Elderly Home Health Care– “Home Health Compare”

For the Baby Boomer children and their Elderly loved ones who may need skilled home health care services after hospitalization, I am sure we can all appreciate the tool on the Medicare website that helps us in our decision making process. This tool is called “Home Health Compare”. It helps families and their loved ones compare quality of care in home health agencies.

This tool is found on the Medicare website, . For those who have accessed the main Medicare website ( you do know that there is a mountain of information on the site. I believe I can safely say that people need help sometimes, navigating the site for the precise information they are looking for. Also because of the nature of the information, they also need to be very careful in interpreting some of the information and/or data presented. READ MORE

CMS Updates for Home Health Care Agencies– “Home Health Compare”

Press Release Announcement from CMS on Home Health Quality Measure Per press release public comments will be due October 14, 2016 on a cross-setting post-acute care measure under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) to meet the domain of incidence of major falls, for application in home health. If you are interested in commenting on this you can visit the Public Comment webpage of Centers
of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This site: has a compilation of all Medicare certified home health agencies in the U.S. If you are discharged from the hospital with doctors orders for skilled home care such as, skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy,Speech therapy, Medical Social Services, and Home Health Aide, this is for you.

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