Home Health F.A.Q.

What is Home Healthcare?

  • Home Healthcare is a service that permits clients to receive quality healthcare in the privacy and comfort of their residences.

Who can refer to Home Health?

  • Hospital
  • Physicians
  • Family Members or Patients
  • Nursing Homes
  • Skilled Bed Facilities
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Rehab Facilities
  • LTAC

Who Pays for Home Health?

  • Medicare- Services are covered at 100% if all criteria is met, with the exclusion of infusion or prescription drugs.
  • Private Insurance- Services are covered as directed by the policy. (Lifeline Home Health is contracted with most major medical health plans, which means your plan is probably one of them).
  • Medicaid- Skilled visits are covered.  Therapy Services and Home Health Aides are usually not covered.
  • Private Pay- (No Insurance) Ask to speak with a Social Worker.
  • Workers Compensation- Services are covered as directed by the workers compensation policy.

What types of healthcare can be provided in the home?

  • Many medical conditions that once required hospitalization can now safely be treated in home.  Basic Services offered by LifeLine Home Health are:
    1. Skilled nursing care, through nursing visits and home health aide visits.
    2. Infusion therapy/pharmacy services, including antibiotic therapy, hydration therapy, nutrition therapy such as TPN and tube feedings, chemotherapy, and pain management.
    3. Home oxygen equipment
    4. Rehabilitation therapies, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
    5. Medical social workers

What if I have a problem at night or on the weekend?

  • LifeLine Home Health has Registered Nurses on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for urgent needs.

Do I need a physician’s order for home healthcare?

  • Yes.  All healthcare provided in home is under the direct order and supervision of the client’s primary care physician.

How can I be sure my elderly family member is in good caring hands?

  • Lifeline Home Health agency carefully screens all applicants with criminal background checks, examines prior nursing experiences, and references before hiring.  Additionally, all staff undergo a pre-employment health screening as well as annual health assessments to ensure good physical health. 
  • LifeLine Home health has been providing care for 12 years in Oklahoma, and in addition:
    1. We have passed the Oklahoma State Survey with no deficiencies
    2. We are fully licensed
    3. Each of our health care professionals are insured and bonded
  • We have an unbeatable history of satisfied patients and trust we earned through providing reliable, exceptional care. 

How do I find out more about home healthcare?

  • Call LifeLine Home Health at (405) 224-4891

For more information on any of these services and specialty programs or others you may require, please call 405-224-4891 (24 hours/day) or our toll free # 1-888-636-4601 between 8am and 5pm.