Home Health Care: Guarantee to Good Health

Home health care delivers medical professionals to the client’s home in accordance with an arranged schedule suited to the client’s preferences. These professionals consist of licensed nurses, social counselors, therapists, medical technicians and even doctors. Their goal is to provide the client the means necessary to (1) treat illnesses, injuries and/or overall poor health; (2) reacquire physical strength and (3) conduct daily life. This means that home health care is not only medical in nature, but also occupational.

Physical therapists help the client develop a regime consisting of exercise, message and heat application. Skilled nurses, who work close with physical therapists, conduct regular check-ups that include taking blood pressure, temperature-and blood work as necessary. They even hook up intravenous feeds for nutrient buildup. Doctors make regular house calls to discuss the client’s progress and future needs. Medically, nothing is overlooked or neglected.

Other professionals, known as occupational therapists, assist the client in everyday tasks, like getting out of bed, bathing, dressing and cooking meals. Counselors offer access to resources that will help the client achieve social and emotional balance in life. Speech therapists are more like linguists and audiologists, but their services deal with the development of communication skills, so they work closely occupational therapists in many respects, especially social re-integration.

Insurance is also available, although in a variety of forms. Those requiring it should determine which insurance package will provide the right benefits. No one should fret, though, because everybody is covered.

This leads to another extremely important fact: Home health care is better than inpatient care because it is significantly cheaper. Money is saved and clients can always afford services. Those with low-income or living on a fixed budget will find this wonderful.

The Division of Health Care Facilities ensures an ongoing quality of life for those who need it and cannot provide for themselves. Clients in outpatient status receive the same comfort, care and treatment as those who stay in hospitals and other temporary care facilities, and at a lower expense. So those who are homebound need not worry—compassion and relief are there for them, always.

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