Most of patients need continuing professional medical attention and services when they return home. Home health care is allows a person with special needs stay in their home, while being take care by experts. It is often a need older people, or people chronically ill, recovering from surgery, or disabled and need medical, nursing, social, or therapeutic treatment and assistance with the essential activities of daily living. Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given at home for needy. It is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or in the clinic.
Home care services are typically provided by home care organizations and/or agencies. There are a variety of home care organizations, including Medicare certified home health care agencies, Visiting Nurse Agencies (VNAs); hospices; area agencies on aging, homemaker agencies; staff and private duty nursing agencies etc. This care can be provided by wide range of healthcare professionals including registered nurses (Rns), licensed practical nurses (LPN's), physical therapists (PTs),occupational therapists (OTs), speech language pathologists (SLPs), home health aides (HHAs) and medical social workers (MSWs). Other companies may be utilized to deliver specialized services and products such as medical equipment and supplies, pharmaceuticals, and drug infusion therapy.
Home health care services are committed to:
- Deliver high quality clinical care to achieve the best possible outcome for patients.
- Deliver services and protocols that go beyond just medical care.
- Provide a healthy and satisfying work environment for qualified and trained employees.
- Provide high quality healthcare in the comfort of the patient's home for all kinds of medical ailments including the likes of chemotherapy treatment or an ICU setup.
Home health care staff is committed to:
- Wound care for bedsores or a surgical wound
- Patient and caregiver education
- Intravenous or nutrition therapy
- Monitoring serious illness and unstable health status
- Checking eating and drinking, blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and breathing
- Monitoring you’re the prescription and other drugs and any treatments correctly
- Ask if patient is in pain
- Check safety of the patient in the home
- Educate about self-care
- Communicate regularly with patient, doctor, and anyone else who is involved in the patients care.
- Pain management
- Home medical equipment
- Home safety instructions
Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. In future, probably all health care services with all the technology being used in the field today will be available as a “home health care” in addition to the advantage of being cost effective.