Frequently Asked Questions
Home health is designed to help you recover in the comfort of your home through rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Home health must be ordered by your physician when he or she determines your condition requires you to remain in the home for rehab and recovery.
The difference between home health and personal home care assistance is the necessity for skilled services. Home health care requires skilled services that would come from a physician’s order. This includes things like registered nurses, physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Personal care assistance involves unskilled services that are typically paid for through private pay or long term care insurance. These services include help around the house, transportation, bathing and some light meal preparation as well as all activities of daily living (adl’s).
Yes we do provide personal home care assistance. These services include help:
- Light meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Assistance with some of their daily living activities
Many people remain very independent as they age, even through injury and illness. But if you think someone could benefit from personal home care or senior care services, here are some things to look for:
- Is the house tidy?
- Are there adequate groceries (not just frozen dinners)?
- Have you noticed any weight loss?
- Has personal hygiene declined?
- Does the person seem lonely or withdrawn?
- Are there any concerns with memory?
Yes, we do. We first arrange a meeting with the family to conduct a thorough assessment and develop a plan of care. This is not only to fully understand what activities or senior care services are needed, but also to get a sense of what kind of personality might best suit him or her. After this is completed, we will match the person with a caregiver. If at any time you would like to change your caregiver, this can easily be arranged.
When you need home health care for your loved one, you only want the best. We only place health care providers who are experienced, dedicated and committed to doing their job. Our staffing coordinators and their years of experience make 24/7 Home Healthcare a leading choice for home care.