Does Humana Cover Home Health Care?
- Some Humana Medicare Advantage plans can cover home health care services such as care managers, home meal delivery, medical transportation, prescription drug deliver, caregiver support and more. Learn more and find a Humana Medicare plan that offers the home health benefits you need.
Many Humana Medicare Advantage plans may cover home health care and other benefits designed to help seniors age in place at home. Plan benefits and availability can vary, so it’s a good idea to compare plan details online or call to speak with a licensed insurance agent who can help you find out what benefits are offered by Humana Medicare plans available where you live.
Many Medicare beneficiaries who choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan typically might do so because of the extra benefits that many of these plans may offer that are not included in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B).
Some Humana Medicare Advantage plans may cover home health care along with prescription drugs, dental, vision, hearing, transportation, home meal delivery and more, all of which aren’t available with Original Medicare coverage.
What Home Health Services Does Humana Pay For?
Medicare Advantage plans can cover a variety of services designed to help senior adults live safely and comfortably in their own home instead of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Some of the home health services that may be covered by a Medicare Advantage plan like the ones offered by Humana can include – but aren’t limited to – the benefits detailed below.
Plan availability and benefits may vary, so be sure to check with a licensed insurance agent or compare available plans closely to determine exactly what benefits are offered and the costs required.
Humana has a team of care managers who can help coordinate your appointments, answer questions about your care, help you find health care providers and more. A Humana care manager can do all this over the phone or even visit your home to speak with you in person.
The Humana Well Dine program provides home-delivered meals to beneficiaries following a hospital stay or for members facing an ongoing health condition.
You can use the Humana telemedicine benefit to conduct a live video consultation with a board-certified doctor from the comfort of your own home using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Some Humana Medicare Advantage plans may cover your trip to a non-emergency health care appointment or pharmacy visit via public transportation or with a ride-sharing service like Lyft.
Prescription Drug Delivery
Get your prescription medications delivered right to your front door so you don’t have to make special trips out of the house to visit a pharmacy. Home delivery of prescription drugs may be offered by a number of different Humana Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
The cost of installing things like wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars and handrails can be covered by some Medicare Advantage plans to help you continue living safely in your own home.
Medicare Advantage plans have the freedom to offer a bit more coverage of personal caregiving than Original Medicare. Some plans may cover the cost of an in-home caregiver who provides assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming and other activities of daily living. The caregiver may also help manage medications, provide mobility assistance, help with catheters and injections and more.
Humana partners with SeniorBridge to provide personalized home care services to eligible members.
Humana also offers a Caregiver’s Toolkit that can help support and inform a friend or family member who is a caregiver or is considering caregiving.
In-home respite care may be offered by some plans for caregivers who need a break or who will be unavailable but wish for their loved one to remain at home during their absence.
Nutritional Education and Assistance
Some Medicare Advantage plans may help pay for nutritional education such as lessons on healthy meal preparation, and some plans may even help cover healthy food options.
Adult Day Care
Adult day care is a covered benefit for many Medicare Advantage plans, allowing seniors to spend time socializing with others in a safe environment. Humana has “neighborhood centers” that provide members with supervised social and educational activities.
SilverSneakers is a popular benefit included in many Medicare Advantage plans along with other similar health and wellness programs. And while many programs involve going to a gym or senior center, there are options for conducting the exercises right in the comfort of your own home.
Medical Alert Systems
Some Medicare Advantage plans cover the cost of medical alert systems like Life Alert that can detect a fall and notify emergency personnel.
Is Home Health Care Covered by Original Medicare?
Medicare Part A and Part B do cover some limited home health care services. A part-time home health care aide may be covered for a limited amount of time when certain conditions are met. In-home physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology services can also be covered by Original Medicare.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is covered by Original Medicare. This can include wheelchairs, walkers and other items and supplies that are used primarily in the home.
Because Medicare Advantage plans are required to cover everything found in Original Medicare, all Humana Medicare Advantage plans will cover these home health care services in the same way they would be covered by Original Medicare.
Learn More About Humana Medicare Advantage Coverage
Contact a licensed insurance agent to learn more about Humana Medicare Advantage plans that are available where you live and the home health care benefits they may offer.