One of the things we hear over and over again from our seniors is that they don’t want to have to stay in the hospital. And they don’t want to have to go to rehab/long term care. We know that isn’t always an option, but when it is, home health services can make that goal much more achievable.
When you coordinate with a home health agency, your senior can receive nursing and therapy services in the comfort of their own home. This includes wound care, IV/nutrition services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Medical home health services require a physician’s referral.
Many home health agencies provide in-home aides to help with various personal services, such as assistance with dressing and bathing, cooking, cleaning and transportation. Medical home health services require a physician’s referral, whereas non-medical services are more widely available.