health care is any medical or personal care service that is provided in
the home by licensed or certified personnel. Under Medicare, the
service must be performed by people who are employed or under
contractual agreement with a state-licensed, Medicare-certified home
Who Uses Home Health Care?
receive home health care for many different reasons and at different
stages of illness. They may be treated in the hospital then receive
follow-up home care on an intermittent basis or, in some cases, receive
care entirely in the home as an alternative to hospitalization.