How to Get Maximum Support by Combining Home Health Services & Home Care Services
Suppose you or a loved one is in recovery from an injury or illness or dealing with a terminal diagnosis. In that case, in-home support can be essential to help with medical care and daily activities. Depending on the level of independence and the type of services that are needed, you might bring in-home health services, home care services, or a combination of both of these services.
In high-need situations, one of the best ways to achieve maximum support is by combining home health and home care services. Here is a quick overview to show how these services are complimentary for people in recovery:
Home Health Services: Medical Focus
A physician orders home health services with the goal of bringing medical support into the home to work toward specific goals of care. A variety of medical services can be coordinated based on each patient’s unique needs. Examples of home health services include intermittent nursing support or therapy.
The good news is that home health services are usually paid for by insurance. So, families can access this care without worrying about out-of-pocket expenses.
Home Care Services: Personal Support
In addition to the medical support, it’s common for a patient to need support with personal grooming and activities around the house. Instead of relying on family or friends for help, home care services can pick up the slack during your recovery.
Home care services are customizable to help with anything that is needed in the home, such as:
- Make food
- Run errands
- House cleaning
- Bathing, grooming, and dressing
- Grocery shopping
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to check-ups and appointments
Insurance doesn’t cover home care services, which means that the family will need to pay for these services out-of-pocket.
Combining Home Health and Home Care Services
Not only do you need medical support, but it’s also important to consider other daily requirements. For example, home care services are a way to supplement with non-medical care you may still need during recovery.
So, both home health and home care can work in tandem to provide maximum support at home. However, each family needs to consider their situation and budget since there are out-of-pocket expenses for home care.
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If you need support, then Bonita Springs Healthcare Services is just a phone call away. Our team offers a full range of services to help patients and their families during recovery. Reach out for a free consultation to learn more about available services.
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