Scripps Home Health Care offers quality health care in the place people are most comfortable — their home.
Our professional team of nurses, therapists and other staff provides personalized attention and cost-effective care, allowing patients to remain as independent as possible.
Home health care is for patients who require skilled intermittent care.
Additionally, we coordinate home health care with other programs at Scripps, including palliative care.
Our quality and experience set us apart. We proudly offer:
- We offer access to the Scripps community-based health care system. This includes four hospitals on five campuses, more than 2,700 affiliated physicians and an outpatient care network.
- We have a multidisciplinary team of highly trained, compassionate caregivers who work closely with you, your physician and your family.
- Direct billing for our services to Medicare, Medi-Cal and insurance companies
- We provide specialty home care services as well as education on disease prevention and management, medications, diet and exercise.
- A 25-year service history in the San Diego community
- A program that’s licensed by the state, certified by Medicare and accredited by The Joint Commission
Scripps Home Health Care is a part of the Scripps Health system of providers. We are licensed by the state, certified by Medicare and accredited by The Joint Commission. Most of all, we’re proud of our 25 years of service to the community.
Our home health care staff include:
- Registered nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Registered dietitians
- Home health aides
- Medical social workers
Our nurses and therapists work closely with each patient, family and physician to develop appropriate, individualized care plans.
Scripps Home Health Care provides a variety of medical services for patients at home.
In order to receive home health care, patients must:
- Require skilled intermittent care (as opposed to continuous custodial care)
- Have a physician to order the care, and follow up throughout the home care episode
- Be homebound (with a few exceptions), meaning that it takes a considerable and taxing effort for the patient to leave home.
- “Home” is wherever the patient is staying (except for skilled nursing facilities).
Most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medi-Cal, cover home health care services as long as specific eligibility conditions are met. Patients and their families may also pay privately for services not covered by insurance plans.
Because health coverage issues can be confusing, we’re available to help answer your questions or concerns.