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Home Health

Home Health
What is home health?
Home health care includes a wide range of medical services offered in the convenience of a patient's home after an illness or injury. Nurses and therapists, under the supervision of a doctor, provide private nursing care and rehabilitative services. The goal is to help patients recover, regain independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. 
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What are the benefits of home health care?

Hospital-Level Care at Home

With home health, the patient is able to receive high-quality, hospital-level care in the comfort of their home. Certified nurses and caregivers who are specially trained to operate high-technology medical equipment can ensure that the patient's medical needs are met. In other words, patients do not have to be in a hospital setting to receive appropriate care.

Personalized, Convenient Treatment

Home health care professionals can help a patient adapt their home to fit their medical needs without disrupting the patient's routine, creating a sense of normalcy for the patient.

Caregivers will assess the layout of the home and make recommendations that will increase safety and improve accessibility. From removing tripping hazards, like old rugs and electrical cords, to offering ambulatory assistance recommendations, home health professionals can help decrease safety risks and improve the patient's comfort level.

Family Caregiver Relief

The benefits of home health care also extend to the patient's family members. Caregiving can be emotionally, physically, and mentally taxing on the caregiver. Knowing that your loved one is cared for by a medically trained professional can provide peace of mind and comfort. When you aren't able to be with your loved one, a home health care professional is, ensuring that your loved one is safe and comfortable.

What Are Examples of Home Health Care Services?

Home health care helps patients improve and maintain their level of function and can include the following services: 

  • Wound dressing
  • Ostomy care
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Medication management
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Injections
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

What should I look for in a provider?

When looking for a home health provider, consider the following:

The needs of you or your loved one (Does the provider offer services that will meet your needs?) 

The company's background (How long have they been in business and what are their core values?) 

The company's overall rating and reputation (Are their reviews positive or negative?) 

At GuidingPatients, we understand that selecting a home health company can be challenging, and that is why we provide you with the information you need to make an informative decision. We want all patients to receive the best care possible.

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