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FAQ For Physicians

Who should I refer for home care services?

Any patient who is in need of skilled services such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy can be referred for home care services. These needs may arise at the time of transition from the hospital or nursing home, during an exacerbation of a chronic condition or in association with a new diagnosis or illness.

  • Poorly controlled chronic illness (heart failure, diabetes, HTN)
    • Nurse for disease management including vital signs monitoring, medication education and adjustment, monitoring of compliance with diet and treatments.
  • New mothers with high risk pregnancy
    • Administering and teaching Lovenox injections, monitoring blood pressure and education about other high-risk related complications.
  • Frequent falls, gait instability
  • Orthopedic conditions (post-fracture repair, joint replacement)
    • Physical and Occupational therapy for evaluation and management
  • New ostomy or feeding tube
    • Nurse for patient/caregiver instruction in dressing changes, ostomy care and administration of tube feedings.
  • Need for home infusion therapy
    • Nurse for home infusion of antibiotics, TPN and/or pain medication
  • Neurologic impairment (stroke, MS, Parkinson's, TBI, SCI)
    • Physical and occupational therapy for evaluation and treatment
    • Speech evaluation and therapy for swallowing difficulties, expressive and receptive language re-education, and cognitive training

What other services are available for patients who are receiving services at Montefiore Home Care?

Once a skilled service is in place, other services that can be provided in the home are:

  • Social work services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Coordination of home health aide services
  • In-home laboratory services

What makes Montefiore Home Care different from other home health agencies?

Who pays for Home Care Services?

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • CMO
  • Private insurance
  • Private pay
  • Financial aid

How do I make a referral to Montefiore Home Care?

  • Moses Liaisons: 718-920-4343
  • Weiler/Einstein Liaisons: 718-904-2828
  • Carecast referrals (inpatient):
    • Go to Place Orders
    • Click on Consults
    • Select Home Care Consult and complete the fields
  • Carecast referrals (outpatient):
    • Go to Ambulatory tab
    • Click on Order Home Care Consult for Outpatient
    • Follow steps for Home Care Consult and complete fields
    • Place orders
  • Outpatient referrals:
    • Fax a community referral form to 718-367-0111
    • Click here to download form.
    • Call the central intake unit at 718-405-4800
  • For patients who require a Face to Face Encounter Form, please click here to download the form here and fax to 718-367-0111