Home Care

Expert Medical Care at Home

With Sanford in-home medical services, you can heal in the comfort of your home. We help patients of all ages manage their health needs without hospitalization.

Partner with our experts to improve your quality of life and find personalized products and services.

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Home Care Services

We serve patients with a wide range of medical needs. Our team can help you:

  • Recover from an injury or illness
  • Manage a disability or condition
  • Receive ongoing treatment
  • Transition from the hospital to home
  • Avoid a hospital visit

Our services focus on supporting you and addressing your unique health needs. We offer:


If you need rehabilitation and therapy care, our team will help you recover from home. We offer support and expertise that helps you reach your fullest potential. You can work with specialists in occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

Your Home Health Team

Our home care specialists will provide experienced, knowledgeable care to you and your family. We’re here to care for your needs with respect and kindness.

Our team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Companions
  • Home health aides
  • Housekeeping help
  • Personal care attendants
  • Sitters

Home Care FAQ

What is home care?

Home care means in-home medical care and services provided by an experienced, knowledgeable team of specialists who help patients with a wide range of medical needs.

What is home health care?

Home health care is another term for in-home medical care and services.

What is the difference between medical and nonmedical in-home services?

Medical, in-home services include medication management, rehabilitation services, wound care and other medical treatments, and social work. Your doctor will typically order this type of care for you.

Nonmedical, in-home services include meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping and companionship. A home care aide helps with a patient’s daily needs and can be hired privately or through an agency.

Who qualifies for home care services?

If you’ve experienced one or more of the scenarios below, you may qualify for home care services:

  • Trouble leaving your house or the inability to leave AND you have a new medical diagnosis, such as congestive heart failure or diabetes
  • A change in your condition or worsening of symptoms
  • A new medication that you are unfamiliar with and need help managing
  • Recent hospitalization or discharge from a skilled nursing center

Do I need a referral?

Yes, but we can help. Ask your medical provider for a referral or contact your local Sanford in-home medical agency.

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Does Medicare cover in-home medical services?

Medicare covers in-home medical services at 100% when certain conditions are met and care is prescribed by a physician. Read more: medicare.gov

Payment options:

  • Long-term care insurance only covers home care if it’s part of your existing plan
  • Medicare Advantage programs and most private insurance plans cover home health care but may require a copay
  • VA benefits cover home health care
  • Private pay if you don’t have insurance coverage or for nonmedical in-home services

Who needs in-home medical services?

In-home medical services benefit those who are at risk of falling, need support due to recent injuries or have a chronic medical condition.

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*Not all Sanford Home Care agencies offer the same services. Call for more information.

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