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What Is Home Health Care?

 

Professional home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. includes a wide range of skilled medicalServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. and support services in the home, usually under a doctor’s orders.

The goal of home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. is to treat the illness or injury, and help an individual recover, regain independence, and become self-sufficient.

Who should consider home health care?

Home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. is for people of all ages. It is often ordered by a doctor after a person comes home from the hospital. However, others may find it helpful:

  • Individuals with complex medicalServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. needs, or whose treatment requires special medicalServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. equipment or careful monitoring.
  • Individuals who return home after surgery or an injury and need medicalServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. care or supervision, or assistance with self-care, household tasks, and errands or appointments.
  • Family caregivers who are concerned about loved ones’ cognitive impairment or behavioral healthBehavioral health includes physical illnesses and injury that affect brain function (such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury); mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder; and the emotional and behavioral symptoms that may accompany illness or injury. needs.
  • Seniors with disability or chronic illnessA disease or condition that persists or recurs repeatedly. Chronic diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma, and can often be managed through lifestyle changes (such as diet and exercise), regular medication, or both. See: Acute Illness., who can live independently with some help.
  • Individuals with terminal illness.
  • New mothers and their infants, who require assistance with the transition from a nurse skilled in maternal post-partum care.

What services does home health care include?

The skilled services may include nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, case management, or nutritional advice. Home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. can also provide specialized care, including:

  • Wound care for bed sores or a surgical wound
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition therapy (such as feeding tubes)
  • Infusion therapy
  • Behavioral healthBehavioral health includes physical illnesses and injury that affect brain function (such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury); mental illnesses like depression and bipolar disorder; and the emotional and behavioral symptoms that may accompany illness or injury. and mental healthServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. counseling
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Telemedicine and home equipment
  • Home safety education and advice
  • Supportive care for families of chronically or terminally ill individuals

Home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. may also include support and assistance from a home healthServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. aide, such as with eating or preparing food, bathing and dressing, or other activities of daily living.

Why should I consider home health care?

As hospital stays become shorter, many patients require ongoing professional medicalServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. care after they return home. Home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. provides these services, alleviating caregivers from the stress of learning or performing complex procedures that may be difficult or require care to avoid injuring their loved ones.

Home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. can be less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you’d receive in a hospital or nursing facility. Care that is provided by a certified home health careServices provided in the home that are medically related, such as nursing care, rehabilitation therapy, or services from a medical social worker. agency (such as the Visiting Nurse Service of New York) may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurance.

 

 

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