Certified Medical Home Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is on the AtlantiCare HomeCare Team?

Skilled Nurses (RNs and LPNs)

  • Specially trained in injections, medications, dressings, wound care, catheter care, stoma care, pain management, bladder and bowel training
  • Educate and train to promote healthy behavior and involve you and your family in your care Physical Therapists
  • Perform restorative therapy to help you regain your strength and maximize your physical ability
  • Develop, evaluate and instruct in a home exercise program
  • Train in walking and transfers
  • Instruct in use of assistive devices

Speech/Language Pathologist

  • Assist with improving speech/language and other communication skills
  • Perform therapy for swallowing disorders Occupational Therapists
  • Provide therapy to help you perform the tasks and activities of daily living
  • Cognitive skills training
  • Fit and train in the use of orthotic and self-help devices Medical Social Workers
  • Connect you with appropriate community resources
  • Provide counseling

Home Health Aides

  • Assist with personal care
  • Perform the plan of care developed by your healthcare professional

Who Qualifies for Home Care?

Home health care is a Medicare Part A benefit. The Medicare Conditions of Participation require the patient to be
homebound, under the care of a physician and have a need for skilled care (provided by a nurse or therapist) on an
intermittent basis.

How Do I Arrange for Home Care?

We accept referrals directly from patients, families, physicians,nurses, case managers, discharge planners, social workers,
therapists, and insurance companies. To make a referral, call us anytime (24 hours a day, seven days a week) at 609-484-7300 or 1-888-686-8773.

What Happens After I Call?

A registered nurse or therapist will promptly visit your home to perform a complete assessment that will determine what kind
of care is required to meet your initial needs. Your team of healthcare professionals will continually reassess your needs,
plan and provide your care, monitor and evaluate your progress, and coordinate follow-up care.

Does Insurance Cover Home Care?

AtlantiCare Home Care is a preferred provider for Medicare and Medicaid in Atlantic and lower Camden counties. We are
also a preferred provider for many managed care organizations and insurance plans that qualify us to provide services
throughout southern New Jersey for patients with those plans.

Our case managers will contact your insurance carrier to determine your home health coverage.

AtlantiCare HomeCare is:

  • a private, non-profit agency
  • licensed by the State of New Jersey
  • certified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

A patient who medically qualifies for homecare shall not be refused service because of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, or handicap.

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