What is home health care?
Home health care has been a long history of provided quality care to individuals in their homes or temporary place of residence (e.g residential care home, assisted living). A full spectrum of cost-effect services ranging from nursing care to non-medical assistance with the activities of daily living is available. Home health services are provided by trained caregivers and include skilled nursing and therapeutic rehabilitation and personal care services.
What are the benefits of home health care?
Home health care includes teaching you how to take care of yourself or any members of your family. Home health care offers competent comprehensive care to provide a source of skilled care to those who prefer to remain in their home or temporary place of residence. Patient are happy and improve more rapidly in the surroundings of home and family.
Who uses home health care?
Most people prefer to stay at home rather than go to the hospital or nursing home when they can no longer manage their own care. Home health care is not just an alternative but allows many individuals to avoid institutional care together.
What are the scopes of home health care?
Skilled nursing care: wound and diabetic care, colostomy care, injections, respiratory and medication with emphasis on patient and family instruction for maximum self care
Physical therapy: gait training, home exercise program, instruct and assist with the use of walkers, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, prosthesis and pain control
Occupational therapy: improve your ability to perform activities of daily living such as dressing, eating, grooming, bathing and toileting to promote independence.
Speech therapy: speech program, enhance writing, verbal and non-verbal communication
Medical social worker: assess and evaluate need of the patient for short and long term plan. Assist and provide information on community resources, group support available in the community.