A 33-year-old member asked:
What services does home health care provide?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Multiple: A robust house call program can provide medical care, phlebotomy, ekg, simple procedures like biopsy and joint injections. Some specialized programs can also provide care for vent dependent patients. House call programs can provide acute care, thus reducing hospitalizations and hazards of hospitalization.Home health agencies provide therapy, wound care and medication management.
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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