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.
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.
Skilled nursing/PTOT. Think of home health as providing skilled nursing needs +/- PT/OT. That means education re med mgmt, heart disease, emphysema, diabetes etc. Wound care. IV fluids, shots, Foley care, etc. Check out http://www. Medicare. Gov/what-medicare-covers/home-health-care/home-health-care-what-is-it-what-to-expect. Html for more details. Of note, home health will not cover non-skilled needs eg housekeeping.
Ask your provider. Most health care facilities deal with companies that provide home health care. Although these services have a limitation by most insurances your pcp or health provider could recommend one of these companies if they provide a private service.