Learn about Home Care
When There’s No Place Like Home
EvergreenHealth Home Care is the state’s largest home health provider under one roof.
After an injury or illness, patients often make the most successful recoveries within the comfort of their homes.
In order to meet the wide range of health needs in our growing community, EvergreenHealth provides the region’s most comprehensive home health care services - but not everyone knows how to access home care and the scope of services our practitioners offer.
Here’s what you need to know to navigate home health care.
Home health is designed to help patients with many different health needs.
Whether you’re recovering from surgery or managing a chronic illness, home health care services are available to anyone who has difficulty leaving home.
That can simply mean that traveling to a doctor’s appointment is too exhausting, you have limited physical mobility, or you experience other complications.
Home health is typically short-term.
Home health care is intended to be short-term rehabilitative care to help patients recover in a safe and familiar setting.
Home health care providers are nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and home health aides.
The team collaborates to help you heal.
Home health services are billed similarly to a doctor’s office visit.
When your doctor refers you for home health services, the visit is generally covered by Medicare or insurance benefits.
EvergreenHealth’s Home Health Services team helps you understand your benefits and how to apply them.
You don’t need to clean your house before every visit.
Put down that vacuum! Home health providers are accustomed to being in people’s homes and are trained to help you modify your space to ensure your environment is safe and easy to navigate.
- If you need skilled care from a nurse or therapist, you’re likely eligible for home health care.
- Ask your doctor if home health services are appropriate. Even if your provider hasn’t prescribed it as part of your recovery, it’s always OK to ask.
- A simple call from your provider can initiate home care services.
Resources for Our Patients and Families During COVID-19
Updated March 25, 2020 by Social Workers for EvergreenHealth’s Home Care Services
You may view or download a PDF containing valuable information about:
- Employment/finances-related resources
- Food programs
- Utility assistance
- ...And more
This PDF will be updated as new information arises. Please check back frequently.
If you see out-of-date information or the need for an updated link, please contact LJStewart@evergreenhealth.com.
Home Care Services
Do you or a loved one need medical care where you live?
EvergreenHealth Home Care Services is the Seattle and Puget Sound area’s most comprehensive provider of home care services, supported by EvergreenHealth’s extensive network of compassionate and exceptional caregivers.
Our team serves patients throughout King and Snohomish Counties.
Our trustworthy team of professionals consistently exceed the expectations of standard care – taking notice of details, to advance extraordinary, personalized care to our patients.
Home Care Programs
In-home care to help you recover from surgery, illness or an accident. We can also help you learn to manage chronic disease and deal with medications.
Assessments, counseling and crisis services for those who find it difficult to access traditional outpatient mental health services.
Assists patients, families and providers to evaluate treatment options and coordinate care.
Helps patients live as fully as possible until the end of life, and helps prepare families for the death of a loved one.
EvergreenHealth Home Care works closely with your primary care provider to develop a plan that meets your individual health care needs.
How do I start Home Care Services?
A simple call from your provider can initiate home care services.
You can also contact us directly to answer any questions you may have.