Medical Home Health Care
Individuals who provide services as skilled home health caregivers, have attained some level of study and expertise in a given medical field, and are often licensed by a governing body.
Medical home health care may include:
- Skilled Nursing
- Chronic Disease Management Care
- Wound Care
- Post-Operative Care
- Diabetic Care
- Medical Social Services
- Ventilator Care
- Medication Management
- Pain Management
- Fertility Injections
- Nutritional Services
- Stroke Recovery
- Ostomy Care
Custodial Care vs. Skilled Care
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, long-term care is divided into two specialties – custodial and skilled care. Custodial care is provided by non-licensed caregivers. These caregivers provide non-medical care such as bathing and dressing, and assistance with other tasks of daily living. In comparison, skilled care requires skilled and licensed medical personnel to provide medically necessary care. Both custodial and skilled care may occur in an individual’s home or a nursing home facility.
What is Skilled Nursing Care?
Skilled nursing care is provided by licensed medical professionals who work closely with physicians, hospital discharge planners, case managers, and social workers to achieve the best transition from a hospital or rehab facility to in-home care. A home healthcare expert, or skilled nurse, may ensure proper continuity of care. From long-term assistance to short-term recovery, in-home skilled nurses are able to care for those individuals who require medical home health care.
In-Home Skilled Nursing vs. Nursing Facility
In-home nursing care is provided by licensed caregivers such as registered nurses in the privacy and comfort of a patient’s home. In contrast, a nursing facility employs licensed caregivers to provide medically necessary care to patients in a group setting. Many individuals go to a skilled nursing facility after a hospital stay to rehabilitate under the supervision of medical professionals, but the same level of care may be administered at home. Both in-home skilled nursing caregivers and nursing facilities assist with the following medical concerns:
- Stroke recovery
- Wound care
- Rehabilitation after an illness or operation
- Terminal illness
- Severe memory challenges
- Around-the-clock care
Why Choose Medical Home Health Care
In-home care allows individuals to recover in the privacy of their own homes while benefiting from the individualized attention and care of a medical professional. Medical home health care, whether long-term or short-term, helps individuals to properly rehabilitate under professional guidance and assistance. When long-term medical care is necessary, as with chronic illness or disability, medical home health experts assist patients in maintaining a higher level of health while helping them to live with their illness or disability. The goal of short-term medical home care is to help guide patients toward independence in the healthiest way possible.
Call 24/7 Home Care
24/7 Home Healthcare is a home health care agency in Miami, which offers specialized skilled programs that can pair individuals with a nurse or therapist that caters directly to their needs. 24/7 Home Care works closely with physicians, hospital discharge planners, case managers, and social workers to achieve the best transition from a hospital or rehabilitation facility to a patient’s home. For a free initial in-home consultation, call (786) 536 2502 or visit 24-7homehealthcare.com.