Review available home care services and Medicare requirements.
Geriatric patient in the emergency department, with preparations being made to arrange for home care services at home discharge.
Identify geriatric patients who are eligible for home care services and identify those services that would be started after discharge from the emergency department.
- List the 5 requirements to determine eligibility for Home Care Services under Medicare.
- List home care professional services, available disciplines, diagnostic services, therapeutic services, and supportive services, that are available to geriatric patients who are living in the community.
- Describe steps to arrange home care services from the emergency department
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