Most people want to recuperate or remain in their own home as long as possible. Home health care for the elderly, mentally and physically disabled persons, and as post surgical care is available to assist your loved one in living independently. Professional home health care agencies are available to persons in every part of the country. As home health is less costly than facility care Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran Benefits and private insurance companies are eager to provide these services at little or no cost to the patient. Potential recipients of these services are evaluated by the above listed benefit providers to estimate how many hours of assistance they will need on a weekly basis.

Quality, professional licensed home health care agencies are available to provide your loved ones with care associates, physical and/or rehabilitation therapists, HHA\’s, STNA\’s and even LPN\’s. All companies hire only staff members that have been screened for criminal and driving background checks to ensure your family member and their personal items will be safe. These staff members are trained to run errands, pick up prescriptions, shop or take residents out to shop, etc., pet care, assist with showers and toileting, lifting, moving, tend to laundry, light housekeeping, cooking or monitor the patient while the patient sleeps, assist in therapy exercises and administer all prescribed medications. The benefit provider will evaluate the potential recipients medical charts to assign the correct combination of providers per week to each patient. The patient or family then can choose their preferred assistance provider to assist them in their daily or weekly routines.

The utmost attention is given to detailing the patients care each visit. Home health care workers chart in detail the services they provided each time. Their charts have four copies to ensure payment is provided and adequate documentation can be given should a copy get lost. A copy is turned into the benefit provider, another kept on file at the home health care office, a third is given to the client or patient for their records and the last copy is for the health care provider to have records of services provided.

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