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Home Health Care

Home Health CareWHAT IS HOME HEALTH CARE?

Home health care assists a person in their recovery from an illness, accident, surgery, or change in their medical condition. Professional health care and rehabilitation services are delivered in a person’s home environment under the direction of their personal physician.

WHY YOU MAY NEED HOME HEALTH CARE?

  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Frequent falls or near falls and other safety concerns
  • Problems with medication regimen
  • Recent surgery or hospitalization
  • Multiple health problems and/or new condition such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, wound requiring intervention to name a few.
  • Multiple or no caregivers

WHY DOES MY DOCTORS ORDER HOME HEALTH?

When your physician requests that IPH Home Health Care admit you for home health services, they mean that the skills of a healthcare professional such as a registered nurse or therapist is needed to assist you with recovery from a current illness or hospitalization as well as a decline in a chronic condition requiring medical attention. This might include continuation of IV antibiotics, wound care, diabetes management, injections, assessing a surgical site, therapy to assist with your mobility or a bath aide to assist with bathing. The clinicians will assess your progress towards goals and continue to provide services in order to meet these goals.

WHY IS HOME HEALTH CARE IMPORTANT?

The home health staff provides and helps coordinate the care and/or therapy your doctor orders. The home health staff creates a plan of care, which is a written plan for your care in collaboration with your physician. The plan of care outlines what services you will get to in order to reach and keep your best physical, mental, and social well-being. The home health staff keeps your doctor informed on how you are doing and makes changes to your plan of care as needed, as authorized by your doctor.