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What Is Home Healthcare?
Before modern medicine, caring for someone medically in the home was quite common, and hospitalization was rare. Today, with a growing trend toward reduced hospital stays, home healthcare is gaining popularity. While caregivers of the past were generally family members or friends, home healthcare today includes a professional healthcare team working toward a common goal.

Home healthcare may be considered for patients who are:

  • Recovering from an illness
  • Undergoing treatment
  • Disabled
  • Chronically ill
  • Terminally ill
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    Baptist Health Home Care Can Help
    With so many home healthcare options available, finding the right ones for your special needs can be confusing.  The staff at Baptist Health Home Care understands, and is eager to help.  Federal law requires that patients be informed of their options for home care, and it’s important that you be the one to decide who comes in to your home to take care of you or your loved one. Choosing the right agency can make a tremendous difference in your recovery.  Our services can bring you physical, emotional and financial benefits by allowing you to leave the hospital earlier and return to your family and the comfort of home.  We're here to do what's best for you and to assist you in locating the personal and community resources that will support you and your family.  

    High Quality, High Standards
    Our home health agency operates under federal and state supervision and regulation.  All employees are fully trained and qualified to provide healthcare outside the hospital setting.  They meet all federal and state requirements necessary to practice their profession.  In addition, Baptist Health Home Care is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (Florida license #HHA 21076096). Our team is highly skilled and compassionate, always delivering the quality care you’ve come to expect from Baptist Health.

    In May 2003, the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) began publishing 11 home health benchmarks on a quarterly basis, comparing the agency to the Florida state and national averages.  Baptist Health Home Care ranked above the national average in eight out of 10 CMS quality indicators.  Our rate of readmission to the hospital is almost half of the national average.  We focus on preventing any further complications that might cause patients to go back into the hospital.  All Baptist Health Home Care CMS quality indicators can be viewed and compared to local, state and national standards at www.cms.gov, under the Home Care Compare link.

    Types of Home Healthcare Services
    Based on your physician’s order, Baptist Health Home Care provides the following services:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Home Health Aide


  • Skilled Nursing

    Education and assessment of disease processes including:

  • Cardiac
  • Diabetes
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Respiratory
  • Wounds
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    Rehabilitation

    Physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy following illness or injuries such as:

  • Fractures
  • General Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke


  • Medical Claims and Billing Made Easy

    Baptist Health Home Care services are covered by the Medicare program.  The number of visits is determined by the nature of your illness or disability. Medicare does not require that a patient be hospitalized prior to receiving home health services, provided that the patient is homebound.  A physician’s order is required to initiate services. 

    Other Insurance
    We're happy to provide home health services to patients who have other forms of insurance as well.  Authorization from your insurance company must be obtained before treatment begins.  We accept private insurance and worker's compensation, or we can bill you personally for services rendered.

    Our Accreditation
    Our home health agency operates under federal and state supervision and regulation. All employees are fully trained and qualified to provide healthcare in the home. They meet all federal and state requirements necessary to practice their profession. Our team is highly skilled and compassionate, delivering the high-quality care you’ve come to expect from Baptist Health. Baptist Health Home Care is fully accredited by The Joint Commission (Florida license #HHA 21076096).

    Baptist Health Home Care Mission Statement
    Baptist Health Home Care is dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to people in their homes through its commitment to clinical and service excellence.  The home health services are designed to restore acutely ill, convalescing and disabled people to their maximum potential for good health and independent functioning.

    Baptist Health Home Care seeks to promote the understanding of good health practices; to promote physical and emotional care to all patients, including the terminally ill and their families; to prevent unnecessary hospitalization; and to facilitate early hospital discharge by providing technically feasible treatment in a therapeutic home environment.

    Baptist Health Home Care is a vital link in Baptist Health's comprehensive network of services, striving to meet the healthcare needs of the community of Miami-Dade County.

    For more information, call 786-596-3010.
    Office hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Agency License Number: 21076096