The Benefits of Home Health Care
As advancements in modern technology grow, many medical services can now be done at home that were previously available only at the hospital.
Study after study is proving the effectiveness of treatment given in the comfort of where we live, and showing that it is the most satisfying form of health care.
We invite you to read further into the following benefits of Home Health Care, then contact us to see how we can help you and your loved ones.
Think about ‘HOME.’ There are many positive feelings that all of us associate with being home. When we are not feeling well, most of us ask to go home. As many forms of health care greatly increase levels of stress and anxiety, Home Health Care actually does the opposite. We help you focus on RELIEF and RECOVERY.
Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization. There is abundant evidence proving people actually heal more quickly at home. Few patients choose to be placed in a nursing home, but often it’s the only place where they can obtain the care they need. In-home healthcare is often the right alternative.
Home care keeps the elderly independent. No one wants to be helpless and dependent on others. Home healthcare improves independence while making safety the number one priority.
A maximum amount of freedom. Hospitals and nursing homes offer more regimented, regulated environments. Home care offers a reassuring, individualized setting.
Involvement in the care delivered. The patient and his family are taught to participate in their health care with in-home healthcare services. They are taught how to get well, and how to stay that way.
An efficient form of health care. By bringing health services home, the patient does not incur room and expenses. The patient and/or his family supply the food and tend to the individual’s other needs.
Home care is given by special people. By and large, employees of home care agencies look at their work not as a job or profession, but as a calling. Home care workers are highly trained and dedicated to their work.
In many cases, less expensive. The evidence is convincing that, for many services, home care is less expensive than other forms of health care. In general, home care costs only one-tenth as much as hospitalization and only one-fourth as much as nursing homes to deal with comparable health problems.
Home care extends life. A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office has established that people receiving home care tend to live longer and have a better quality of life. Home care helps not only add years to life, but “life to years.”
As a Medicare Beneficiary, Home Health Care is covered at NO COST to the individual who needs care.