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Does home health care have to be prescribed by a doctor?

My mother requires at home medical care for surgery recovery. Does she require a written prescription from a doctor before she can receive care?

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Answered by: MySeniorCare Staff

If you wish to have the costs covered by Medicare, a doctor's note is required, among other qualifications. Hoowever, home health care services are available to anyone on a private pay basis. Good luck!

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