Home Care

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When it’s time to return home after your hospital stay, outpatient procedure or doctor’s visit, take our Cleveland Clinic care with you. Our home care team can continue your treatment and help you learn or relearn any skills necessary to stay safe and independent at home.

If you don’t need continuous care in a skilled nursing facility (rehab hospital) or long-term acute care facility (transitional care hospital), home care’s services may be for you.

Services include:

  • Skilled nursing. Registered nurses educate patients (and their families and caregivers) on their disease or condition and teach them skills for managing it. For example, nurses can teach patients with diabetes how to regulate insulin levels and show patients with wounds how to change dressings properly. Nurses also monitor patients’ vital signs and help oversee other home treatments. Our team includes specialists certified in diabetes; wound care; infusion therapy; behavioral health; incontinence; and maternal, infant or child care.
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy. Therapists help patients regain mobility, function and quality of life after stroke, joint replacement, fracture or other impairment. Our team includes certified geriatric specialists.
  • Social work. Social workers connect patients to resources that help satisfy their financial, transportation, dietary and other needs so they can live at home as long as possible. They also help determine when patients need a higher level of care (e.g., assisted living, long-term care facility).
  • Home health aid. Home health aides provide personal care (e.g., bathing, dressing) and light housekeeping (e.g., changing sheets, tidying bedroom and bathroom).

Skilled nursing, physical therapy and speech therapy are the three primary home care services. Your need for one of those three qualifies you for home care and allows you to receive secondary services (i.e., occupational therapy, social work, home health aid) as needed.

Our Patients

Home care is designed for patients who:

  • Don’t need continuous care, such as in a skilled nursing facility (rehab hospital) or long-term acute care facility (transitional care hospital)
  • Need help recovering from or learning to manage health conditions at home
  • Have mobility or functional issues
  • Have difficulty leaving their home

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Home Care?

  • Better outcomes Our home care has some of the lowest hospital readmission rates in Ohio — and some of the highest rates of wound healing, pain management and improved movement. Compare our results with other home care providers.
  • Coordinated care. We’ll work with your physicians and specialists to continue their care and keep them updated on your progress. Information in your home care medical record is automatically transferred into the medical record used by your Cleveland Clinic doctors. And if you need additional medical services, we can arrange them with other Cleveland Clinic providers.
  • Quality and efficiency. While some home care agencies have a limited local workforce, our program includes more than 550 care professionals spanning Northeast Ohio. Our depth and breadth of resources assures higher quality and efficiency for our patients.
  • Named a HomeCare Elite™ provider. Cleveland Clinic Home Care has consistently been listed among the HomeCare Elite™, an annual compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States.
  • Accredited and trusted. Our home care is Joint Commission accredited and a member of:
    • National Association for Home Care & Hospice
    • Midwest Care Alliance
    • Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice

Insurance Coverage

Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers cover most home care services. We will contact your insurer to determine your exact coverage. For additional information on insurance and billing, please visit the site below:

Requesting Home Care

Cleveland Clinic Home Care serves patients throughout Northeast Ohio, in 14 counties: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbull.

Patients, family members or physicians may request home care services. Talk to a hospital case manager before discharge from Cleveland Clinic. Or call 216.444.HOME (4663) or toll-free 800.263.0403. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Although anyone may request home care, all services must be ordered by a physician.

You do not have to be in the hospital to request home care. Patients at home or those being cared for in an outpatient setting, such as an emergency room or doctor’s office, may also be eligible.

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