What is the criteria for home health admission?
- Be essentially home bound, but not necessarily bedridden, and needing assistance when leaving home.
- Needs at least one of the following: intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language therapy or continue to need occupational therapy that are medically reasonable and necessary.
- Be under the care of a licensed physician who decided that medical care at home is necessary and will assist in making a plan of care for the patient at home.
Who needs home health care?
Patients meeting the home health admission criteria listed below (but is not limited to):
- Chronic illnesses like (diabetes, hypertension, cancer *non hospice, congestive heart failure, COPD, etc.) who needs follow-up and management with medication regimen.
- Newly diagnosed illness or conditions who needs education, monitoring and follow-up.
- Recovering from a stroke/CVA.
- Recovering from surgery (orthopedic, cardiac, neuro, etc.) or other disabling event needing follow up rehab and monitoring in the home.
What are the benefits of home health care?
- Physicians find many patients recover sooner and more comfortably in the familiar surroundings of their home. We coordinate with hospitals and nursing homes to help people return home as quickly as possible and resume their normal activities.
- Families tend to stay more involved in their loved one's care and patients feel more independent at home.
- Home care gives patients the opportunity to be reunited with family and friends in familiar surroundings and still receive the care they need.
- Professional staff work closely with a patient's personal physician to tailor care treatment plans to their individual needs.
- Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization.