Who Needs Home Care
There are many good reasons for wanting an ill or recuperating loved one to be cared for at home. Home care is a humane and compassionate way to deliver health care, because it enables patients to enjoy the comfort, privacy and convenience of home. Home care is a cost-effective alternative to institutional care.
Some typical cases in which home health care may be appropriate for patients:
- A patient has been discharged from the hospital but is not fully recovered or has a condition that needs monitoring (e.g. surgery, heart attack, stroke).
- A person has a chronic condition and requires care until he/she has stabilized (e.g. heart/lung disease, diabetes).
- An infant born prematurely goes home but requires monitoring.
- An accident victim suffers fractures and needs therapy.
- Someone recently diagnosed with a disease needs education about the illness and help coping with it (e.g. high blood pressure).
- After delivering a baby, a woman needs follow-up care/support at home.
- A family is caring for an elderly, disabled or sick family member and needs education or additional support.
- A person is being hospitalized repeatedly or is experiencing prolonged hospital stays.
- Someone is in the final stages of an incurable disease.
For further information, call (502) 581-8621 or (800) 346-4577.