Senior Who Benefits

Home health care is available to those who

  • are recovering from an illness or injury,
  • are disabled, or
  • Have a chronic or terminal illness.

The following is a list of the most common primary diagnoses for which patients are frequently treated under the Medicare home care benefit. This is not an all-inclusive list. In order to qualify for Medicare services, the patient must meet Medicare eligibility requirements and be in need of skilled care (intermittent nursing, physical therapy or speech therapy).

Neurological Diagnoses:

Aphasia, Brain Tumor, Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), Dysphagia, Hemiparesis, Hemiplegia, Intractable Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Seizure Disorder, Spinal Cord Stenosis, Transient Ischemic Attack.

Respiratory System Diagnoses:

Asthma, Atelectasis, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Lung Cancer, Pleural Effusion, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Edema, Respiratory Insufficiency, Upper Respiratory Infection, Angina, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Valve Disease (CABG or Valve Replacement), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Insufficiency, Digoxin Toxicity, Dysrhythmia, Fem/Pop Bypass, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), Pulmonary Embolism, Thrombophlebitis

Gastrointestinal System Diagnoses:

Blind Loop Syndrome, Cholecystectomy, Cholecystitis, Cirrhosis, Colostomy, Dehydration, Diverticulitis, Fecal Impaction, Gastroenteritis, GI Bleed, Hepatitis, Ileostomy, Macrocytic Anemia, Malabsorption, Megaloblastic Anemia, Neoplasm, Pernicious Anemia, Sprue, Ulcer

Genitourinary System Diagnoses:

Cystitis, Neoplasm, Nephrostomy, Pyelonephritis, Incontinence, Urinary Retention, Urinary Tract Infection

Endocrine System Diagnoses:

Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Pancreatitis

Integumentary System Diagnoses:

Abscess, Cellulitis, Decubitus Ulcer, Gangrene, Infection, Stasis Ulcer, Surgical Wound, Traumatic Wound

Psychological Diagnosis and Treatments:

Alzheimer’s Disease, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Bipolar, Delirium, Dementia, Depression, Depressive Neurosis, Electro-Convulsive Therapy, Manic Depression, Psychoaffective Disorder, Psychosis, SchizophreniaMusculoskeletal System


Amputation, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair, Arthropathy, Back Injury, Compression Fracture, Skeletal Fractures, Function Decline, Gait Abnormality, Osteoarthritis, Osteomyelitis, Osteoporosis, Radiculitis, Recovery from Spinal Stenosis, Total Joint Replacement

Other Diagnoses or Treatments:

HIV/AIDS, Leukemia, Breast

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