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Home Health Care

Submitted by on February 2, 2011 – 12:01 amNo Comment

Home health care is health care/palliative care offered in the patient’s residence by healthcare experts/ certified staff or by kin & buddies (or caregivers being either voluntary or primary giving care informally).

The objective of home health care is making it attainable for individuals to be staying in their homes instead of using residential, lasting or institutionalized care by skilled nurses. A home health care provider would be rendering facilities in the clientele’s own abode like some combo of professional healthcare services & life-assistance facilities.

The facilities that people could look for in professional home health care services comprise of:

  • Tending to wounds.
  • Evaluation (psychologically/ medically).
  • Drug edification.
  • Managing pains.
  • Speech therapy.
  • Ailment instruction & managing.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Occupational therapy.

Life-assistance services comprise of assistance with day-to-day chores like preparing meals, drug reminder, laundering, basic house-keeping, errand, shopping, company & transport.


Also known as instrumental activities for daily living refer to 6 everyday jobs like:

  • Basic household work.
  • Meal preparation.
  • Intake of medicines.
  • Grocery/clothing shopping.
  • Use of telephones.
  • Monetary management.

All of these enable patients in living independent existences in their neighbourhoods.


Also called as activities of daily living and referring to 6 activities – (like bathe, dress, loo usage, eat & walk) which mirror the patient’s capability of caring for self.

Home health care is usually reimbursed by Medicare, long-term insurance, Medicaid or payment by the patient’s personal funds. For getting Medicare home health care a person must be meeting the following 4 conditions which include:

  • That person’s physician must arrive at the decision that he/she needs medical care at his/her house & making a map for his/her care at home.
  • That person ought to require a minimum of 1 from – skilled nursing care (discontinuous rather than round the clock) or physiotherapy or speech-language facilities.
  • The person ought to be housebound (or shut-in confined generally by sickness). It even translates to the fact that the individual is incapable of leaving residence, it may be non-frequent, for a brief span or for getting medical assistance.
  • The home health agency tending to the person should have the approval from Medicare program.
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