Homecare Admission/Referral

Homecare services must be ordered by a physician and are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance.

For Medicare coverage:

  • The patient needs skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy
  • A plan of care has been established and is periodically reviewed and signed by the primary physician (at least every 60 days)
  • The normal ability to leave home is currently restricted due to illness or diagnosis
  • Services provided:
    • Skilled Nursing
      • Medical-Surgical
      • Maternal Child
      • Pediatric
      • Telemanagement
      • Infusion Services
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Medical Social Services
    • Home Health Aides

To make a referral, download the “Physician’s Orders for Home Health Services” (PDF) form and fax it to 330–966–8099 or call Mercy Homecare at 330–492–8803.