As defined by Medicare.gov, “Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home Health Care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.” With Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, CNAs, and PCAs on staff, the care available through a home health care agency spans a broad scope. Many individuals elect to utilize home health care services instead of being placed in a nursing facility or hospital. A good home health care company will work closely with all those involved in your care – practicing exercises as assigned to you through your occupational or physical therapist, pouring medication as directed by your doctor, and tracking vitals as requested by a physician. Skilled home health care nurses are often requested to assist with catheter care, colostomy care, intravenous feedings, and wound care. When electing to use home health care, one is only limited by the skill level of the agency that they are choosing.
In addition to the skilled side of home health care, there is also a wide array of non-medical home care services that can be provided. These services include assistance with personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, companionship, and transportation. Just Like Family provides a full spectrum of skilled in-home medical care and non-medical support services.