If you or a loved one has undergone major surgery, are recovering from an auto accident or have recently been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, the right at-home health care support is so important.
How can you get the right medical and nursing services, therapies, and social services you need to have the best quality of life? Let’s look at how an experienced and well-respected home health agency can help in the days ahead.
It Starts with a Doctor’s Evaluation
Your healthcare provider can initiate home health care with a Medicare-certified agency. People who qualify for home health care typically require long-term and ongoing assistance in recovery from illness or rehabilitation from injury.
Who Qualifies for Home Health Care?
People dealing with chronic conditions, such as advanced aging, MS, congestive heart failure or complex orthopedic problems may qualify. The services offered by a home health care agency help individuals:
- Regain as much independence as possible
- Effectively use durable medical equipment, such as hospital beds, crutches, braces, canes and walkers
- Live safely within the home environment
- Understand the risks of falls and injuries within the home environment
- Manage medications and understand the details of the health condition and treatment options
- Receive wound care
- Get physical, occupational and speech therapy services
- Slow the level of mental and physical decline
- Receive IV and injection therapies
Home Health Care Addresses More Than Hands-on Needs
As important as bathing, dressing, eating and monitoring of vital signs and levels of pain are, health care provided in the home addresses so much more. The best home health care personnel–including aides, registered nurses, therapists, social workers and others–keep the primary care physician appraised of patient needs and progress.
In other words, the home health care staff is a hub of communication between the patient, the family and a wide range of healthcare resources in the community.
Home Health Care Is a Patient-centered Continuum of Care
Home health care is given right where the patient resides, and as such, the providers who deliver treatments, medications and other support respect the home environment and autonomy of the patient. They recognize that the ultimate goal of care is the best quality of life possible outside the hospital setting.
So, home health care personnel strive to achieve the most successful transition from hospital to home for recovery and rehabilitation. And, of course, when needed, home health care arranges palliative and hospice care when end of life issues arise.
Advantage Home Health Services in Pennsylvania
A Medicare-certified, five-star home health agency, Advantage Home Health Services fully supports qualified patients in the outpatient or home setting. Our 20 years of experience and countless satisfied patients and families tell you that we are the agency to call for help with staffing or with the complexities of continuing care at home.
Call today at (844) 275-2205 to find out more or fill out our information request form. We look forward to taking care of your loved one!