By: Integrity Home Care + Hospice
Integrity Home Care and Hospice knows there’s no place like home. That’s why we work hard to provide medical care that helps patients stay in their homes when recovering from an injury or dealing with a new medical diagnosis. Home health care is a category of care that includes a variety of services delivered directly to a patient at their home. However, like many types of healthcare, home health care has a lot of variables. In order to help you understand home health care, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the topic.
Home health care is skilled care delivered by a medical professional to a patient at their home in order to help treat or manage an illness, injury, or medical condition. Typically, nurses, therapists, or aides provide home health care with the goal of helping the patient to regain their independence and be as self-sufficient as possible.
Home health care and home care both take place in a patient’s home, but they are different types of care. Home health care is medical care whereas home care (or in-home care, as it’s sometimes called) typically relates to personal care, such as grooming, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and light housekeeping and laundry.
A variety of services are included in home health care, but in general, services fall under five categories, skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and medical social work.
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Yes! However, a patient must meet certain criteria for Medicare or Medicaid to cover home health care
Are you or a loved one in need of home health services? Do you have questions, but are not quite sure where to start? Give us a call today at 855-442-4968 or contact us online to begin your road to recovery.