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The Heart and Hands of Home Care

A private, non-profit home health agency

Certified & Licensed Home Health Care

Care nurtures the human spirit as well as the human body…


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Our staff takes patient care very seriously and will provide patients with the very best service in order to avoid a return to the hospital or placement in a nursing home. These professionals assist patients in reaching their recovery goals and when appropriate will discharge patients from our services.

Who Qualifies for Home Health Care?

Home health care is for those individuals who have a need for skilled services and are considered to be "homebound." Medicare describes homebound as requiring a taxing effort for the individual to leave their home. That is not to say that the patient cannot attend church or leave the home for short periods of time, but rather that the patient cannot leave their home easily and requires the assistance of another person.

Will Medicare or other insurance pay for home health care?

Yes, home health care can be covered by Medicare partially or fully depending on what plan the individual has. And most insurance policies, including Medicaid, typically provide coverage for home health care. Private pay is an option for some people as well. Our trained staff will verify the patients insurance and inform her/him of their coverage and benefits. We also provide services at no charge to individuals who meet the NYS eligibility criteria for charity care.

How can I learn more?

Visiting Nurse Service offers a full range of services and programs that you can learn more about by clicking on one of the headings below:

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Visiting Nurse Service.

607.273.0466 | 138 Cecil A. Malone Drive, Ithaca, New York 14850

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