Home health covers a wide range of services that can be administered at the patient’s home for illness or injury. Many people seek home health care services because of the lower cost and convenience. Home health covers wound or surgical wound care, education, IV therapy, injections or monitoring a serious illness. Home care can also foster independence and encourage self sufficiency.
There are many home health agencies that can assist patients with their needs.
What to Expect?
A home health staff member will need to come often in order to monitor the health of the patient. They will check what the patient is eating and drinking, as well as their blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and breathing. They will check the status of prescriptions and ask if the patient is having any pain. They can also assist in making the home safe for the patient. Most importantly is education of care to the patient and coordinating with the designated doctor.
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