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.

Getting Started

  • 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.

For More Information about Home Care

Learn more about EvergreenHealth Home Health Care Services by calling 425.899.3300 or by visiting www.evergreenhealth.com/home-health