What Is Home Health Care?
Home Health, in its simplest definition, is care provided to individuals at home usually for long-term illnesses, temporary help after hospitalization or rehabilitation. The care provided typically consists of part time or intermittent skilled care which may include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Additional services such as those of a Home Health Aide may be provided. Oftentimes patients who receive Home Health services are homebound. The goal of Home Health Care is to treat an illness or injury such that the patient is able to regain their independence as best as possible. Some examples of skilled Home Health services might include:
- Speech Therapy
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Wound care
- Monitoring and on-going treatment regime associated with a serious illness or unstable health status
- Patient & caregiver education