Home Health Care is a great alternative to long-term care facilities. Home Health is a wide range of services that a sick or ill person can receive at home. Being able to receive these services at home provides a sense of comfort for the client as well as being convenient for those who transportation is an issue. Home health is a great affordable choice for families who work and need care for disable and or elderly parents. It gives them the peace of mind to knowing that their family members in good hands.
Why is home health care important?
The home healthcare industry is growing at an alarming pace. Mainly it is because families are finding out that the same care that their loved one’s can receive at facilities can be provided to them at home. But when many people think of Home Health Care they think of seniors. Home Health Care is not only for seniors home health care is for children with disabilities, young adults with physical and mental disabilities as well. Families do not want to put their loved one’s in facilities where they do not knowing that their loved ones are getting the best care possible. Studies have shown that seniors who have suffered a knee injury are more likely to thrive and rehabilitate at home rather than in Rehabilitation Facilities.
How does home health benefit me?
For the most part Home Health Care is more convenient and less expensive than traditional care facilities while at the same time maintaining the same skillful and effective care you would receive in a hospital or nursing facility. For example home health providers come in and assist families with things from as bathing, cooking, lite house work, medication reminder, and re positioning to occupational therapy, speech, therapy physical, therapy and many other services. Just imagine knowing that someone is there for your elderly mom to help her and assist her while she’s living alone. Or knowing that your child is safe in the hands of skilled care provider in the comfort of home. Or maybe even the stress of commuting to doctor’s appointments and visits eliminated simply because the care can be provided to you at home. That is why Home Health Care is beneficial to you and thousands of other families in America.
What kind of care is provided.
Depending on the illness and the type of care needed there are three basic categories that Home Health Care can be broken down into the first category being non Medical Care. Non Medical Care would be care provided to a person who needs help with things such as bathing, cooking, sweeping and mopping, running errands, trash removal, laundry, companionship, incontinence of bowel and bladder, dressing, skin care and so forth. Non medical providers are also trained to work with people who have disabilities such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and also transferring and assisting clients with ambulation. The second category would be Medical Care that would include feeding tubes, catheters, trach care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and distribution of medication. And the third category would be care providers that specialize in mental illness which could be bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, and various other mental disabilities. When it comes to home health there is a so many options to choose from.
Do I Qualify?
If a person has Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B a person would qualify for services such as skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech- language pathology services, occupational services and more. In most instances a home health agency coordinates the services through a doctors order. The person must be under the care of a doctor and must be getting services and a care plan established and reviewed regularly by a doctor.
The doctor must determine that the person is home bound in order to receive these services. Medicare defines home bound is when a person taxing effort in order to leave home. If and of this sound like one of you or one of your loved ones YOU QUALIFY!
Why Home Health is a good choice for you.
Home Heath care is a great decision. It is especially great when you think of all the benefits it will bring to your family. No more worrying about mom and if she is safe alone at home because you knowing that she is in great hand with skilled, compassionate and well- trained home health worker, No more hassling trips to the physical therapist. Now they can come to you. Need a care worker for you disabled child. No worries because there is a home health provider out there tailored to you specific needs, and all of this for the comfort of home. Not only does home health provide comfort at home but it also promotes healing, provides a safe place for infection control, promotes freedom and independence, and prevents or postpones institutional living. Not to mention home health care is very affordable.