Medicare’s home health benefit covers skilled nursing care and home health aide services provided up to seven days per week for no more than eight hours per day and 28 hours per week. If you need additional care, Medicare provides up to 35 hours per week on a case-by-case basis.

You can continue to receive home health care for as long as you qualify. However, your plan of care must be recertified every 60 days by your doctor. Your doctor may make changes to the hours you are receiving or other services, depending on whether the level of care you are receiving is still reasonable and necessary.

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