Home Care - Patients FAQ

Who can get home care services?

Any patient who is in need of skilled services such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy. 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.

How can I get referred to Montefiore Home Care?

To be referred to the Montefiore Home Care Program, please call our nursing liaisons in our Central Intake Department at 718-405-4800. Your physician and/or family member can also call on your behalf. If your physician is associated with Montefiore Medical Center, he/she can make a referral through the Carecast Network.

How soon will a nurse or therapist to come to my home?

Our Central Intake Department receives the referral, a nurse or therapist will call you to schedule an appointment. This first visit is considered an evaluation visit and the nurse/therapist will assess your needs in the home, gather clinical information and confirm which medications you are taking. The nurse and/or therapist will discuss the evaluation with your physician to ensure that he/she is in agreement with the plan of care.

What Insurance does Montefiore Home Care accept?

We accept Medicare, Medicaid, CMO, private insurances, and private pay. We also provide financial aid for those who qualify.