So you’ve been in the hospital recuperating from an illness or injury. You’re eager to return home, and your physician has ordered home health care.
That’s great news! Why? Home health care is less expensive, more convenient and often more effective than the care you’d get if you stayed in the hospital or transferred to a skilled nursing facility. Furthermore, studies show that people recover more quickly in the privacy and familiarity of their own home.
Home health care, according to Medicare guidelines, covers a number of skilled home health services including:
The objective of home health care is to treat your illness or injury so that you regain your self-sufficiency.
The home health care provider is likely to:
In order to receive home health care, a doctor’s orders are needed. Once you receive these orders, a home health care agency representative will talk with you about your needs and ask you questions about your health.