Home Health

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Mission Statement

To improve quality of life for those we serve through the delivery of clinical excellence, extraordinary service and compassionate care through a multidisciplinary approach while being recognized as a leader in home health services.

Vision Statement

Frederick Memorial Hospital Home Health strives to be a 5-star health care industry leader for quality patient outcomes and provider of choice for patient and family centered care in the community and at home.

FMH Home Health Care:
Care that comes to you, because there is no place like home

FMH Home Health has provided comprehensive health care services to the community for more than 35 years, bringing you the same exceptional health care that is provided throughout the Frederick Regional Health System. Our experienced and compassionate health care professionals work very closely with each patient, family, and/or caregiver and physician to create a plan of treatment designed to support their recovery and obtain an optimal level of function in the home.

Skilled Home Health Services

Our team of health care professionals collaborate with the patient’s physician to develop a plan of treatment that specifically meets the patient’s health care needs.

SKILLED SERVICES INCLUDE:

THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Workers
  • Home Health Aides
  • Wound Care
  • CHF/COPD
  • Medication Education
  • Disease Management
  • Tele-monitoring
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Balanced in Motion
  • Joint Works
  • Cognitive Rehab

For information and Referrals

For more information or to request services, call our intake specialist at 240-566-3222. Our team will assist with verifying insurance benefits and coverage information prior to the initiation of services.

FMH Home Health Services accepts Medicare (100% coverage by Part A Benefit), Medicaid, and most other insurances.

CMS 4 out of 5 Star Agency State Licensed, Medicare Certified and Joint Commission Accredited.

FMH Home Health Services accepts Medicare (100% coverage by Part A Benefit) Medicaid and most other insurances.

Medicare Guidelines for Home Health Care

Medicare will pay for health care services provided in a patient’s residence only if all of these conditions are met:

  • Patient is eligible for Medicare benefits
  • Patient needs intermittent skilled nursing or physical therapy or occupational or speech therapy
  • Patient must meet homebound criteria (see definition below)

HOMEBOUND STATUS DEFINED

A homebound person is defined as one who requires considerable effort and assistance to leave home and needs care on an intermittent basis.

Patients may be considered homebound if absences from the home are:

  • Infrequent
  • For periods of relatively short duration, or
  • Attributable to the need to receive medical treatment including attendance at a psychosocial or medical day treatment program accredited, licensed or certified by the state

Patients with a psychiatric disease or condition may be considered homebound even if their physical ability is unimpaired, when certain conditions are met.

Generally a beneficiary will be considered to be homebound if he/she has a condition:

  • Due to an illness or injury which restricts the ability to leave home except with the aid of supportive devices (crutch, cane, wheelchair, walker) special transportation, or another person
  • That is such that leaving his/her home is medically contraindicated
  • Patient is under the care of a doctor who:
  1. Determines the need for home care is medically necessary and medically reasonable
  2. Sets up and periodically reviews a home health agency plan of care
  • The home health agency serving the patient is approved for payment by the Medicare program

When in doubt about homebound status, call our intake staff and they will be able to assist you!

Home Health Leadership

  • Director – Norma L. Austin MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
  • Care Continuum Medical Director - Dr. Robert Wack MD
  • Clinical Supervisor – Stacy Etzler, MSN, RN
  • Clinical Supervisor – Beth Reed, BSN, RN
  • Rehabilitation Manager - Yvonne Townsley, MPT
  • Chronic Care Management Program Team Leader – Lisa Hogan, RN