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How Long Should a Home Health Visit Last?

how long should a home health visit last

Home health care nursing and home health aide services that Medicare covers are available up to seven days per week. These services are provided for no more than eight hours per day.

However, the average visit lasts about an hour or less. You may expect the nurse or therapist to check your temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing during a home health visit. In addition, they may teach you or your caregiver how to care for an IV or wound. They will also make sure you understand the purpose and side effects of your medicines and help you develop a plan to improve your mobility.

However, Medicare may cover additional home health care on a case-by-case basis. The number of home health care visits depends on your needs and insurance coverage.