Homecare may be appropriate when:
- Recovering from an illness, accident or surgery
- Monitoring and treating wounds
- Administering or monitoring medications
- Education is needed relating to a medical condition
- A new health diagnosis, changes in medications or a health condition that is worsening at home
- Frequent falls happen in the home
- Recently discharged from a hospital or nursing home, but need additional care
- Change in the home environment; new caregivers may require education on how to manage patients
- Require assessment or screening to manage multiple, complex medical conditions and/or medications
- Patients are unable to stay home without assistance
When family and friends alone cannot provide care easily or effectively, physicians may recommend health care at home, or patients may request it. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and many other insurance plans cover home health care. Home Care is extremely cost effective when compared to many other health care options.
Because it can be difficult to understand the variety of homecare services available and the eligibility criteria, we will visit the patient to help develop a plan to meet their needs.