Phone: 1.888.943.1976

Certified Home Health Aides

A home health aide care service is given when a person needs help with bathing, using the toilet, and dressing.

Guardian Healthcare is a Medicare and Medicaid certified agency. Guardian’s services are also covered by MassHealth and most commercial insurance agencies.

 

Guardian Speaks Your Language English / Spanish / French / Haitian /
Portuguese

 

Phone: 1-888-943-1976
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

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Certified Home Health Aides

A home health aide care service is given when a person needs help with bathing, using the toilet, and dressing. Guardian coordinates the services your doctor orders for you.

 

Home Health Aide Services Provided by Guardian:

  • Personal Care
  • Light Meal Preparation
  • General Housekeeping
  • Ambulation Assistance
  • Medication Reminders
  • Mental Health Support
  • Alzheimer’s Support

 

Your Medicare/Medicaid doesn’t pay for:

  • 24 hour-a-day care at home
  • Meals delivered to your home
  • Homemaker services (*)
  • Personal care (**)

(*) Homemaker services include shopping, cleaning, and laundry when this is the ONLY care you need, and when these services aren’t related to your plan of care.

(**) Personal care is care given by home health aides, like bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom, when this is the ONLY care you need.

 

Who’s eligible?

All people with who meet all of these conditions are covered:

  • You must be under the care of a doctor, and you must be getting services under a plan of care established and reviewed regularly by a doctor.
  • You must need, and a doctor must certify that you need, one or more of these:
    • Intermittent skilled nursing care (other than just drawing blood)
    • Physical therapy, speech-language pathology, or continued occupational therapy services. These services are covered only when the services are specific, safe and an effective treatment for your condition. The amount, frequency and time period of the services needs to be reasonable, and they need to be complex or only qualified therapists can do them safely and effectively. To be eligible, either: 1) your condition must be expected to improve in a reasonable and generally-predictable period of time, or 2) you need a skilled therapist to safely and effectively make a maintenance program for your condition, or 3) you need a skilled therapist to safely and effectively do maintenance therapy for your condition.
    • The home health agency caring for you must be Medicare-certified.
    • You must be homebound, and a doctor must certify that you’re homebound.
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