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What is Home Health Care?
Home health care, or home health, can be defined as a wide range of health care services that are provided within a person’s home for an illness or injury and can be for the short or long term. Usually, it is less expensive and more convenient and can be just as effective as care provided in other settings. Home health includes many types of medical services, such as hospice, skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Non-medical skilled home health care includes medical social services, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), and patient and family education. Home health can also include broad social support such as housekeeping and laundry assistance, meal preparation, medication reminders, and personal care such as bathing and feeding.
- Assistive Technology
- Independent Living and community Participation
- Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation
For more information on home health care, please visit the following organizations:
- National Association for Home Care & Hospice
- Home Health Agency (HHA) Center for Medicare & Medicaid
- Eldercarelocator Home Health Care
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Please note: Before choosing home health care, speak with your doctor or medical team to make sure that it is the right choice for you.