Home Health is appropriate for persons who prefer to stay in their home but are in need of ongoing skilled care that cannot be adequately provided by themselves, their family or friends.
Any illness or injury that requires a healthcare professional may qualify you for home health care. Typical examples include: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, lung disorders, neurologic conditions, joint replacements and recoveries from any number of other surgical procedures.
A team of home care professionals, with direction from your physician, carefully plans and provides the services required to meet your comprehensive health care needs. Our goal is unwavering – to help you achieve the highest quality of living that your health and circumstances will allow.
What is Home Care?
Revised text Home care is a service offered to recovering, disabled, or chronically ill persons who need medical treatment and/or assistance with the activities of daily living. Generally, home care is appropriate when a person requires care and family and friends cannot easily or effectively provide it on their own. The National Association for Home Care (NAHC) estimates that more than 7 million Americans currently receive home care for mild, acute and long-term needs. This figure increases every day, as greater numbers of people are able to leave institutions or avoid entering them due to advances in technology. State-of-the-art medical equipment for use in the home can now provide treatment and services that once were only available in the hospital.
What are the Advantages of Home Care?
- Home care improves our society’s quality of life by enabling individuals to stay in the comfort and security of their own homes during times of illness, disability, and recuperation.
- Home care maintains the patient’s dignity and independence–qualities that may be lost in institutional settings.
- Home care offers a wide range of specialized services tailored to meet the needs of every individual on a personal provider-to-patient basis.
- Home care reinforces and supplements informal care by educating the patient’s family members and friends about the caregiving process.
Who Pays for Home Care?
Public third-party payers include: Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, Social Security Block Grant programs and community organizations. Private insurance programs typically cover some services for acute needs, but benefits for long term services vary from plan to plan.
For more information about home care services provided by Adoray Home Health and Hospice, please call 715.629.1888 or 800.359.0174