When an elderly person struggles to handle his or her own health care and cannot manage activities of daily living yet still wants to remain at home, home healthcare services may be a solution. If an elderly loved one in your family is an EEOICPA or RECA beneficiary, United Energy Workers Healthcare and Four Corners Health Care could be available to you at no cost. Our company provides health services at home to a wide variety of patients with many different types of conditions. We know how important it is to obtain the best care for your family members, and our company is dedicated to providing compassionate and skilled services.
What is Home Health Care?
If you have an elderly loved one who cannot care for herself any longer yet wants to remain at home, you may be considering home health care services. But what is involved in home health care? According to the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (n.d.), home health care includes medical services that are provided to a patient in the patient’s own home. Home health services can also includes certain types of non-medical care, such as assistance with activities of daily living.
Many EEOICPA/RECA beneficiaries may be eligible for no-cost home health care.
Who Are EEOICPA or RECA Beneficiaries?
If you believe an elderly loved one in your life may be a good candidate for home health service, it is important to know whether she or he may be eligible to receive home health services from United Energy Workers Healthcare at no cost. With our company, home health services can be available to EEOICPA/RECA beneficiaries with no additional expenses. Yet how can you know if your elderly loved one is an EEOICPA/RECA beneficiary?
The EEOICPA (or the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act) and RECA (or the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act) are two different laws that are designed to compensate people who were injured as a result of exposure either to radiation or to another toxic substance at work and in other locations. They are both federal laws and may be available to patients in any U.S. state.
When Does EEOICPA Provide No Cost Coverage for Home Health Services?
The EEOICPA has been in effect since 2001, and it is designed to provide financial compensation and medical benefits to employees who suffered injuries or developed illnesses as a result of radiation or toxic exposure while they were working for the Department of Energy (DOE). There are two different parts of EEOICPA:
- Part B: Employees or their survivors may be eligible to receive up to $150,000 in financial compensation in addition to no-cost medical treatment for certain conditions that resulted from exposure to radiation. Part B is limited to injuries, illnesses, or conditions caused by radiation exposure.
- Part E: Employees or their survivors may be eligible to receive up to $250,000 in financial compensation in addition to no-cost medical treatment for certain conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances—not only radiation.
When Does RECA Provide No Cost Coverage for Home Health Services?
RECA is similar to EEOICPA, but it provides compensation to people who sustained radiation-related illnesses from nuclear weapon testing. RECA beneficiaries are not eligible for no-cost home health services through RECA, but they can be eligible to receive financial compensation that can be used to pay for home health services.
Services Provided By Home Health Care Consultants
According to Medicare.gov, home health care can include a wide variety of services, including but not limited to the following:
- Patient education;
- Caregiver education;
- Nutrition therapy;
- Wound care;
- Monitoring serious illnesses;
- Helping patients to become self-sufficient;
- Helping patients to maintain their current condition;
- Check patient’s nutrition;
- Check patient’s blood pressure;
- Check patient’s temperature;
- Ensure that patient takes all prescription medications on time and as prescribed;
- Manage patient pain;
- Check home safety issues; and
- Coordinate patient care.
Types of Illnesses That May Qualify for No-Cost Care at Home through EEOICPA/RECA
The following are common types of illnesses for which a patient may be eligible for no-cost home healthcare services through EEOICPA/RECA:
- Beryllium sensitivity;
- Chronic beryllium disease;
- Chronic silicosis;
- Multiple myeloma;
- Thyroid cancer;
- Breast cancer;
- Ovarian cancer;
- Skin cancer;
- Esophageal cancer;
- Stomach cancer;
- Pancreatic cancer; and
- Numerous other types of cancer.
Learn More from a Home Healthcare Service Provider
At United Energy Workers Healthcare and Four Corners Health Care, we know how important it is for patients to receive quality home health services. Our company can consult on a wide variety of home healthcare services that include all of those discussed above, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to providing skilled medical care for patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about whether your loved one may be eligible to receive no-cost health services at home through EEOICPA/RECA. Contact United Energy Workers Healthcare today to learn more.
Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ahhqi.org/home-health/what-is