Skilled in-home care for when you hit health roadblocks

You just heal better at home.

What Is home health?

Is Home Health the right path for you?

Home health is a short-term service to give you the skilled care you need to heal at home. This can help if you are healing from surgery or managing a chronic illness.


Our nurses come to your home to check your vitals, discuss your medications and check for signs of infection. They help you better manage chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes or COPD. Therapists can help reduce your risk of falls and help you safely recover from surgery. Aides help with personal care and hygiene.

Best of all? It’s all done under the guidance of your doctor.

Home Health Services

Bringing Skilled Care to You

Heal From Surgery

Skilled nursing care to change wound dressings and prevent infection. Work with therapists to recover safely after joint replacement.

Chronic Conditions

Our nurses and therapists help you learn to manage your chronic and acute conditions so you can live safely and independently at home.

Manage Your Meds

We help you manage and understand ALL of the medicines you take, including vitamins, inhalers, and drops. We also help with your refills.

Remote Monitoring

Check your weight, blood pressure, or oxygen at home. Nurses monitor the data remotely to catch and resolve problems before they start.

Reduce Falls

Our therapists identify and address safety hazards in your home and help you strengthen your muscles to reduce your risk of falling.

Strength & Mobility

Therapists teach you exercises to regain your strength and mobility. They also teach you how to reduce your risk of injury in your home.

Areas We Serve

Award-winning Services and Care Across the State

All Sooner Home Health and
Tendercare Home Health locations

Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for providing safe and quality patient care!

Tendercare Home Health Coalgate and
Tendercare Home Health Hugo

Awarded 2022 SHPBest Superior Performer

Sooner Home Health Muskogee and Tendercare Home Health Coalgate

National Home Health Patient Satisfaction Award Winners for 2021 by SHP!

Tendercare Home Health Kingston

Awarded 2021 Outstanding Community Service Award By The Marshall County Chamber Of Commerce!

Sooner Home Health Muskogee

Voted #1 for Best Home Health Service In The Muskogee Phoenix Readers Choice Awards 2022 and 2023!

Our Process

Determining Your Path of Care

Speak with a Home Health Expert

Partner with us to Create Your Care Plan

Heal Safely in the Comfort of Home

Why Home Health?

We know healthcare decisions
can be a little overwhelming.

But you’re not alone. You won’t believe what you can achieve with home health.
Here’s why:

You Just Heal Better At Home

You’re more comfortable and heal quicker when you’re in your own space and have skilled nursing support coming to you.

We Partner With Your Doctor

We work with you and your doctor to create a care plan tailored to your needs. You’re involved in every care decision.

You’re Involved In Your Treatment

Our staff always explain what we’re doing and why. We respect your right to be involved in your own care planning.

You’ll Learn Self-Care Strategies

We teach you self-care skills to heal and manage chronic conditions at home so you only need us for a short time.

Remain Independent at Home

The goal of home health is to teach you how to stay safe, healthy, and independent in your home for as long as possible.

A Partner for every Phase of Life

If your path leads to long-term non-medical assistance in the home or to hospice care, we can support you then too.

Frequently Asked Questions about our skilled nursing and therapy services:

What’s the difference between Home Health, Hospice, and Preferred Pathways?

a. Home Health agencies provide skilled nursing and therapy to meet specific medical needs. It is medical care provided in your home, under the direction of your doctor. Licensed medical professionals help you manage chronic health conditions, like heart failure or diabetes. They can help you recover after surgery or a hospital stay. Care is “intermittent” instead of 24 hours a day.

b. Hospice agencies help those with a life-limiting illness. They treat symptoms of the disease, like pain or nausea, rather than treating the disease itself. Hospice nurses and doctors are skilled in the latest techniques to help relieve pain and improve your comfort. Social workers, chaplains, and volunteers also provide tremendous help and resources for patients and family members.

c. It is offered through the Medicaid ADvantage program. Preferred Pathways is in-home that care allows people with specific needs to stay in their homes instead of moving to a long-term care facility. Our specially-trained employees help with daily activities so you can remain independent, such as personal hygiene, grooming, light housework, meal preparation, running errands, etc.

What are the Medicare requirements for home health coverage?

You must be “homebound,” which means it is difficult or risky for the patient to leave home. Some examples:

  • Do you need a wheelchair, crutches, or help from someone else to leave home?
  • Are you recovering from a surgery that makes it difficult to get in and out of a car?
  • Are you unsteady when walking, or have a history of falls?
  • Are you at risk of infection if you are around the public, possibly leading to more serious illness?
  • Are you short of breath and need to limit walking?

You must have a skilled medical need. A few examples:

  • Managing chronic conditions. This could include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, COPD, kidney failure, cancer, blood disorders, muscular disorders, etc.
  • Recovering after a hospital stay. You may need help checking your medications, adjusting your diet, learning more about a new diagnosis, or regaining your strength.
  • Care after surgery. You may need skilled care to check incisions, change dressings, check your home for safety hazards, or safely exercise to regain mobility.

The agency must be Medicare-certified. The agency must follow very specific Medicare requirements. This ensures you receive high-quality care safely and with respect. All A Path Of Care locations are Medicare-certified.

You must have a face-to-face visit with your doctor that addresses your primary need for home health. Medicare requires that this is done 90 days before or 30 days after the start of home health services. This helps the doctor order the right home health services to meet your needs.

How much does home health cost?

Home health is a covered benefit if you have original Medicare (Part A). This means you will have no out-of-pocket expense for these services with original Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) have different types of coverage. Some will cover home health, but there may be a copayment involved. We would be happy to check on coverage for you when we do our phone assessment.

Which insurance plans do you accept?

There are so many different insurance plans, it’s hard to list them all here. However, some of the bigger plans include Medicare, Medicaid, certain Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, HealthChoice, and United. We’d be happy to check on your specific coverage for you when we do an assessment.

It’s getting harder for my mom to keep up with the housework. Can we use home health to help?

Home health is different from a housekeeping service, but we may still be able to help. Is there a medical condition that may be causing her lack of energy? For example, if she has heart failure we can show her how to conserve energy in her daily activities. We’ll check her medications and teach her to manage symptoms. This may help her continue to live safely and independently.

How often do you come? Is someone checking on me every day?

It varies based on your condition and how many services you need. The care plan is customized to you. For example, a nurse may come two to three times a week if you are just getting out of the hospital, and then reduce the visits over time. A physical therapist may come once or twice a week and then adjust as you begin to heal. Home health aides make visits depending on specific needs. We will adjust our visits based on your specific needs and the doctor’s orders.

If you would like to have someone monitor your vital signs each day, ask about our Remote Patient Monitoring services. Each day you can check your blood pressure, weight, or oxygen levels on special equipment in your home. A nurse monitors them from a central location, and contacts you and/or your doctor if there is a concern. This is not 24-hour emergency monitoring, but a way to watch trends over time. By catching problems early, you can often avoid an emergency room visit or hospital stay.

How long does home health care last?

Every situation is different, but most people use the service for two to four months. Some stay on longer for complex medical conditions. Others just need a few visits to help safely recover from joint replacement surgery. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to live safely and independently at home.

Keep doing what you love at home.

Talk to our team about your care options.