Paying for Home Health Care

Yadkin Valley Home Health is certified by Medicare and Medicaid. Both will cover the full cost of care if Medicare/Medicaid guidelines are met. Most major insurances cover skilled care and medical supplies. You can check with your insurer or call us and we can research it for you.

Traditional Medicare, as well as the Medicare managed care programs like Advantage and Partners, require that you be homebound. This means that if you were to leave your home to receive services (for example, for outpatient physical therapy), your visit would be a taxing effort on you. Medicare regulates in-home care for people who cannot easily receive nursing or therapy services in other settings like outpatient clinics.

We are:

  • Medicare and Medicaid certified
  • Licensed by the N.C. Division of Facility Services
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)

Know Your Medications

  • Know the name and doses of your medicines.
  • Know why the medicine is important and what it treats.
  • Read your labels to learn what you are taking, how and when to take it, etc.
  • Know side effects.
  • Know how your medications interact with each other and any nonprescription drugs you may take, including pain killers, cold remedies and alcohol.
  • Know what to do if you miss a dose.
  • Know if you are allergic to any medicines.

Take Your Medicine!

  • Make sure you take your medicine in the correct dose. Use the measuring cup that comes with liquid medicines.
  • Take capsules or tablets whole, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Take your medicines at the right time(s).
  • Renew your medications in advance so you don’t run out.

Keep Your Medications Safe

  • Keep your medications out of direct sunlight and heat.
  • Keep your medicine away from pets and children.
  • Don’t store your medications with other family member medicines or household cleaners.
  • Keep medicines in their original bottles.


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1. Breakfast is important, and missing this meal slows metabolism.
2. Avoid unhealthy snacks.
3. Foods high in protein, vegetables and fiber should be the backbone for this diet.
4. Avoid late evening meals.
5. It is better to eat four to five smaller nutritious meals during the day.
6. Drink plenty of water. Studies show that drinking a glass of water before a meal tends to decrease the numbers of calories you consume.
7. If family members don’t want to participate, then prepare your meals separately or choose only the healthy items.



A heart healthy diet is made up of an overall healthy eating pattern.
A healthy eating pattern emphasizes:
• A variety of fruits and vegetables
• Whole grains
• Lean protein sources such as skinless poultry or fish
• Nuts and legumes
• Healthy fats such as avocado or olive oil
• Limiting sugar, sweets, and sugary beverages
• If you drink, alcohol should be consumed in moderation – no more than one serving per day for women and two servings per day for men

Sodium is necessary to keep the body functioning properly; however, too much sodium can be harmful to those with high blood pressure.
• If the doctor recommends a sodium restriction, it is usually limited
to 2000mg of sodium per day (1 tsp of sodium contains 2300mg)

Refined carbohydrates may also affect heart health. These are foods with high amounts of simple sugars. Examples include sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages. The American Heart Association recommends to limit added sugars to no more than 6 tsp for women and 9 tsp for men per day. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the biggest source of added sugar in the American diet. Added sugars are also found in baked items, ice cream, and candy.



Additional Resources by County

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital - 336.527.7000


  • Alleghany Senior Citizens Center – 336.372.4640
  • Alleghany Council on Aging (Home Delivered Meals, SHIIP Counselor) – 336.372.4640
  • Alleghany in Motion (Transportation Services) – 336.372.8747
  • Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (Advance Directives) – 1.888.789.2922


  • YVEDDI Senior Services Center (Meals on Wheels, Transportation Services, Legal Assistance)
    Mt. Airy – 336.367.7251 • Pilot Mountain – 336.368.2012 ext. 203
  • Surry County Cooperative Extension (SHIIP Counselor) – 336.401.8025
  • Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (Advance Directives) – 336.789.2922


  • Wilkes Senior Resources (Transportation Services, SHIIP Counselor) – 336.667.5281
  • Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission (Elderly Nutrition Program) – 336.667.7174
  • Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (Advance Directives) – 1.888.789.2922


  • YVEDDI Senior Services Center (Meals on Wheels, Transportation Services, Legal Assistance)
    East Bend – 336.699.5100 • Jonesville – 336.526.1087 • Yadkinville – 336.679.3596
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program Office (SHIIP Counselor) – 855.408.1212
  • Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (Advance Directives) – 336.679.2466
Also serving Alexander, Ashe, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell and Stokes Counties.

For more information on Community Resources or our service area, please contact Yadkin Valley Home Health.