When you are looking for home health care services for you or your loved one, the decisions you must make can be difficult and confusing. We understand this at Centric Healthcare, and we want you to know that we are here to help you every step of the way. Our professional staff will listen to you, provide honest answers to all of your questions, clearly explain your options, and help you set up the health care services to meet your unique needs.
Centric Healthcare’s comprehensive home health care services have been available to the residents of the Twin Cities and Rochester areas for years, and now they are available in the Austin area. Our compassionate, high-quality, cost-effective services can be delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the privacy and comfort of your home. We work with you to develop a customized health care service plan while collaborating closely with your team of health care providers.
At Centric Healthcare, you are not merely a number of a health condition. We see you as a whole person, and our services reflect that. The holistic care available through Centric Healthcare offers independence, safety, and well-being. You are our priority. You are in control, and we are privileged to partner with you in your care. Each of our individual care providers is a part of a larger team of dedicated professionals who work together to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
Centric Healthcare is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health, and we pride ourselves on the quality of the services we provide. We are here in Austin for your long-term and short-term care needs. We can make regular home visits to provide services that address specific needs, or we can provide around-the-clock, private duty nursing. Calls us today to set up a free care consultation.
Why Centric Healthcare?
Access to Daily Care Specialists
Avoid Long-term Contracts
We Are a Trusted Partner
Therapeutics for a Variety of Conditions
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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Health Care
What is Home Health Care?
Home health care refers to a wide variety of medical and non-medical support services provided for you in your home. The medical services can range from skilled nursing to mental health services. The non-medical support services can range from assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) to companionship. The services can meet a short-term need while you recover from surgery or receive rehabilitation for an injury. The services can also be part of a long-term care plan to meet your needs related to a permanent disability, chronic illness, or the effects of aging. Home health care services are custom-tailored to meet your unique needs, living situation, and preferences.
Centric Healthcare’s services can be offered in communal residential settings like an assisted living center, nursing home, or rehabilitation facility. However, most people who use our services prefer the option of providing care services in the privacy and comfort of their homes.
The vast majority of people who use home health care services are elderly. However, these services can benefit people of any age, babies and seniors alike. Regardless of how old you are, many of you and your families can benefit from in-home care services. You can benefit from home health care if you:
Recently left the hospital after an illness or surgery and need help while you recover
Suffered a traumatic injury that needs rehabilitation
have a chronic disease or health condition that needs ongoing treatment and management
Lost your ability, for any reason, to move or perform activities of daily living (the loss can be either temporary or permanent)
How to Qualify for Home Health Care?
Qualifying for home health care services will depend on how you plan to pay for those services. There are many payment options including Medicare, Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, long-term care insurance, private health insurance, private pay, and a variety of other less common payment sources. Each payment source will have specific eligibility criteria you must meet in order to qualify for home health care services.
Generally, in order to qualify for home health care services, you must meet these conditions:
You have a doctor’s order determining that you need medical care in your home.
You require at least one of the following:
Your doctor has certified that you are homebound.*
Your doctor regularly reviews and signs your plan of care.
* For the purpose of qualifying for home health care services, “homebound” does not mean that you are forbidden or physically unable to leave your home. In this context, “homebound” means that leaving your home requires the assistance of others or medical equipment and poses a safety risk to you, or that leaving your home requires a level of effort that is exhausting and overwhelming.
Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care?
Medicare is the most common source of payment for home health care services. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) cover eligible home health care services that include:
Part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care
Part-time or intermittent home health aide services (personal hands-on care)
Medicare does not cover:
24-hour-a-day care at home
Meals delivered to your home
Custodial or personal care (like bathing, dressing, or toileting), when this is the only care you need
If you have Part A and/or Part B, and you meet all of the following conditions, you are covered:
You are under the care of a doctor, and you are receiving services under a plan of care that is created and reviewed regularly by a doctor.
Your doctor has certified that you need, one or more of these services:*
Intermittent skilled nursing care (other than drawing blood)
Your doctor has certified that you’re homebound.**
*These services are covered only when the services are a specific, safe, and effective treatment for your condition. The amount, frequency, and time period of the services need to be reasonable, and they need to be complex, or only qualified therapists can do them safely and effectively.
**You may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, like medical appointments or attending religious services. You can still get home health care if you attend adult day care.
What Does Austin, MN Have to Offer?
If you’re thinking of an affordable, family-friendly day trip in the near future, here are some of our favorite places to visit that Austin has to offer:
The Spam Museum is an admission-free museum is located in downtown Austin dedicated to, as you might have guessed, Spam. The museum tells the history of Hormel Foods, the origin of Spam, and its place in world culture.
Hormel Historic Home
The Hormel Historic Home, also known as the Cook-Hormel House or simply The Hormel Home, is a historic Italianate-style home with a Classical Revival facade located in Austin, Minnesota. The home was built in 1871 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
J.C. Hormel Nature Center
The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center is a municipal nature preserve on the northeastern corner of Austin, comprising more than 500 acres of restored and remnant prairie, hardwood forest, wetlands, and meandering streams.
The historic building was built as an atmospheric theatre in 1929 to great fanfare, being the first movie palace in Austin accommodating 914 seats with a small stage and orchestra pit. Today, it is the venue for a variety of diverse arts, entertainment and cultural activities.
Austin ArtWorks Center
Located in downtown, the Austin ArtWorks Center carries out a three-fold mission: to showcase local arts, to provide arts enrichment to children and adults and to foster a community of artists and art lovers. The main floor features a retail space offering hand-made creations from over 100 artists, many with local ties. The second floor galleries offer gallery shows for professional and emerging artists. The building is also home for the Austin Area Arts, a nonprofit advancing arts and culture in the Austin area.
Greibroks Mini History Farm and County Fair
This 40-room farmhouse serves as a museum that houses a collection of 700 mini tractors, trucks, trains, airplanes and other toys.
Mower County Historical Society
Here, you’ll get a feel for the way things used to be in Mower County and Austin. Exhibits contained on the grounds include a steam locomotive, passenger and baggage cars, caboose, telephone museum, original Hormel building, horse-drawn carriages, rural school, log cabin, Native American artifacts, fire-fighting museum with early motorized trucks as well as horse drawn equipment; Christ Episcopal Church with vintage wedding dress and christening garments, military displays, Sherman Tank, fine art museum, research and reference library available for county and family history research.