Home Health Care
Home health Care is usually covered under Medicare and many health plans. What is Home Health Care? Home Health Care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for any disease or injury. Home health care is generally less expensive, more convenient and just as effective as maintaining you in a hospital or skilled care facility (SNSF).
Enjoy qualified care and rehabilitation at home, even if the house is senior housing or an independent or assisted living. This may be appropriate for a patient who has experienced a disease, a hospital stay, or an operation that requires recovery or healing or has a new health diagnosis that requires a change in daily life style.
Examples of qualified Home Health Services are:
Wound care for pressure points or a surgical wound
Patient and nursing education
Intravenous or nutritional therapy
Monitoring of serious illness and unstable health
The goal of home care is to treat a disease or injury. Home Healthcare helps you to become better, restore your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.
When you receive your Medicare benefits through a Medicare health plan, check with your plan to find out how it affects your Medicare-related health benefits to your health.
If you have a Medicare supplementary insurance (medigap) policy or other health insurance, tell your doctor or other physician to pay your bills correctly.
If your doctor or referral healthcare provider decides, you need home care, they should give you a list of the agencies that serve your area. They must tell you whether their organization has listed a financial interest in any agency.
What should I expect from my Home Health Care?
Doctor’s orders are required to start care. Once your doctor refers to Home Health Services, the health care authority will schedule an appointment and come to your home to talk with you about your needs and ask you some questions about your health.
The Home Health Agency will also talk to your doctor about your care and keep your doctor updated about your progress.
It is important that home health workers see you as often as the doctor ordered.
Examples of what healthcare workers should do:
- Check what you eat and drink.
- Check your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing.
- Check if you take your prescription and other medications and treatments properly.
- Ask if you have pain.
- Check your household security.
- Teach about your worry, so you can take care of yourself.
- Coordinate your care. That is, they need to communicate regularly with you, your doctor, and anyone else who cares about you.
Enjoy Qualified and Rehabilitation Home Health Care at your home, even if the house is senior housing or an independent or assisted living. This may be appropriate for a patient who has experienced a disease, a hospital stay, or an operation that requires recovery or healing or has a new health diagnosis.