Home health care is ordered by your physician and brings nursing staff right to your home. An important aspect of this care includes teaching you—or those who help care for you—how to continue the necessary care while recovering from your hospital stay. Instruction may include wound care and managing medications; however, there are many other reasons home care may be ordered.
Requirements for home care:
Home care provides a number of advantages for the patient:
If you are just beginning to consider home health as an option for you or a loved one, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the resources in your community. Ask friends, family, Area Agency on Aging staff, your physician, or social worker for references.
Coffey Health System wants you to know that deciding on home care may seem like an overwhelming task, but understanding home health care will help in making decisions about the care best suited for your and/or your family.
When considering home health, we recommend that you make sure the agency:
Most importantly, discuss your needs with your doctor or social worker before making a decision about your healthcare needs.