Quality Home Health Services: What You Need to Know

When looking for a provider of quality home health services, it’s only natural to have questions about what to expect and what to look for.

 

 

To help you in this search, Voyager Home Health Care has compiled a guide on what you need to know when looking for quality home health services and what these services should entail.

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Defining Quality Services

There are many benefits to home health care, which makes it an appealing option for those recovering from an injury or living with a chronic medical condition.

 

Some of the benefits include:

  • better symptom management
  • faster recovery
  • maintaining or improving current condition or level of function
  • improved independence (with time)
  • slowing the progression of serious conditions

 

All of these benefits are offered with services that come directly to the patient’s home, whether this is a private home, residential care facility, assisted living, or long-term nursing home. Delivering care directly to the patient helps to avoid expensive hospital bills.

 

Family members and home caregivers are also encouraged to take on an active role in home health services by helping to set and meet goals.

 

The Difference Between Home Health Services and Home Care

 

While both of these services sound the same, there is a key difference between them: home health services are provided by a licensed medical professional. So, for someone interested in in-home nursing care for seniors, home health services are where to look.

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Medicare May Cover It

 

While any patient who needs home health services can receive them, Medicare covers these services for those who are considered “homebound.”

 

To be homebound means that a senior’s condition makes it so that they cannot leave their house without an assistive device (e.g., walker, cane, wheelchair, crutches) or the assistance of another person.

 

Just because someone is homebound does not mean they do not leave their home; they just need assistance when they do and, as a result, typically do not leave the house as often.

The Benefits

There are many benefits to home health care, which makes it an appealing option for those recovering from an injury or living with a chronic medical condition.

 

Some of the benefits include:

          better symptom management

          faster recovery

          maintaining or improving current condition or level of function

          improved independence (with time)

          slowing the progression of serious conditions

 

All of these benefits are offered with services that come directly to the patient’s home, whether this is a private home, residential care facility, assisted living, or long-term nursing home. Delivering care directly to the patient helps to avoid expensive hospital bills.

 

 

Family members and home caregivers are also encouraged to take on an active role in home health services by helping to set and meet goals.

 

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An Emphasis on Communication

An important aspect of quality home health care is effective communication between all involved. This not only includes communication between the home health care provider and the patient, but also with the family members, home caregivers, and doctors. All of these individuals form a team, and communication between all is essential to promote the best health of the patient.

Finding a Quality Home Health Provider

 

Home health services serve an instrumental role in the well-being of your loved one, but to see the greatest benefit, it is crucial to find a quality provider.

 

At Voyager Home Health Care, our licensed professionals prioritize communication between all care team members and family, minimize avoidable health events, and help improve your loved one’s well-being and general abilities. Contact us today to learn more about our quality in-home nursing care for seniors.

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The Best Home Health Provider

Home health nurses, therapists, aides, and social workers do a lot to help patients who need home
health services for support and monitoring. To learn more about how Voyager Home Health helps
patients in the Colorado Springs, CO and surrounding area, reach out to us today at (719)-401-5654.

Highest Paying Provider   ● Highest Quality   ● All Phones Text-able   ●   Overtime allowed with hybrid hours  ● Smart Documentation ● Home Healthcare Company with Class A License.

 
 
 
 

Voyager Home Health Care is known for being the highest rated provider in Colorado

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