#home care agencies
Certified Home Health Care Agencies
- Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs) provide part-time, intermittent health care and support services to individuals who need intermediate and skilled health care.
- CHHAs can also provide long-term nursing and home health aide services, can help patients determine the level of services they need, and can either provide or arrange for other services including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, medical supplies and equipment, and social worker and nutrition services.
Who is eligible?
Services provided by CHHAs may be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, private payment, and some health insurers.
How do I find home health care services?
Referrals to CHHAs may come from sources including physicians or hospital discharge planners, or the patient can look for visiting nurse providers in the phone book.
There are many CHHAs in New York State, with at least one in each county. NYS Department of Health regulations ensure that staff are appropriately qualified, trained, and supervised. In addition, unannounced surveys assess CHHAs’ compliance with federal standards governing the quality and scope of services.