What does Homebound Status mean?
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “homebound” is defined as:
Normally unable to leave home unassisted. To be homebound means that leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort. A person may leave home for medical treatment or short, infrequent absences for non-medical reasons, such as a trip to the barber or to attend religious service. A need for adult day care doesn’t keep you from getting home health care.
The above is a very simplified explanation and the actual rules are very detailed and can be complex in some cases. If you require further clarification regarding homebound status and whether you or a loved one qualifies as having homebound status, please contact us.