Home Health Care
What’s home health care?
- Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury, is more convenient than outpatient therapy, and can be just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
Who can benefit from home health care?
- People who need help managing a chronic condition to avoid an unnecessary hospitalization
- People who need continued recovery care at home following a hospital stay, illness, or injury
Who pays for home health care?
- Insurance typically covers home health care as long as the care recipient meets certain criteria
Nursing Assessments, Diabetic Management, Wound Care, IV Therapy, Pain Management, Respiratory Treatment, Incontinence Care, Patient & Family Health Teaching
Home Health Aides
Home health aides can assist with non medical care needs such as bathing, personal hygiene, meal preparation and light housekeeping
Assessment of Rehab Needs, Therapeutic Exercises, Home Safety Instructions, Transfer & Gait Training, Training of DME & Home Safety Items, Patient & Family Health Teaching
Training for: Activities of Daily Living, Adaptive Equipment, Energy Conservation Techniques, Fine and Gross Motor Activity, Modalities for Decrease Edema
Rehabilitation of Speech, Language Disorder Treatments, Dysphagia Treatments, Voice and Articulation Therapy
Medical Social Work
Assessment of Social and Emotional Factors, Counseling, Community Resource Planning, Help Family Assess & Utilize Available Community Resources
Examples of what the home health staff should do include:
- Check what you’re eating and drinking.
- Check your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
- Check that you’re taking your prescription and other drugs and any treatments correctly.
- Ask if you’re having pain.
- Check your safety in the home.
- Teach you about your care so you can take care of yourself.
- Coordinate your care. This means they must communicate regularly with you, your doctor, and anyone else who gives you care.
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