There are so many interesting topics around home health care, and we want to cover them all eventually, but for today, we’ll start with the basics. If you are new to the world of home health care, it can be a confusing place. We’ll try to pull a few strands out of the tangle and explain some basics as a starting point. We’ll start with what home care does, and does not do.
What We Do
- The care that All About Home Health provides falls into the category of skilled medical care.
- This means we are certified to perform medical procedures at home for our patients.
- These procedures include, but are not limited to the following: catheter care, IV infusions, administer medications, wound care, and teaching management of diabetes and medication.
- Pain management.
- We are staffed by registered nurses and therapists.
- We also offer therapy sessions such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.
What We Do Not Do
- We do not provide companion care.
- We do not provide self-care assistance such as bathing and cooking.
- We do not provide end of life, Hospice Care.
- The goal of home health care and the accompanying therapies is it to avoid a hospital readmission and to help the patient to reclaim their lives and physical abilities.
- The goal of companion care is to assist the person, be they elderly or disabled, with some help around the house for convenience, safety and, and peace of mind.
- Hospice is end of life care and the goal is to help the person transition out of this life as comfortably as possible.
Call All About Home Care for more information on your skilled medical services.