Who should consider home health care?

  • Home health care is for people of all ages. It is often ordered by a doctor after a person comes home from the hospital. However, others may find it helpful:
  • Individuals with complex medical needs, or whose treatment requires special medical equipment or careful monitoring.
  • Individuals who return home after surgery or an injury and need medical care or supervision, or assistance with self-care, household tasks, and errands or appointments.
  • Family caregivers who are concerned about loved ones’ cognitive impairment or behavioral health needs.
  • Seniors with disability or chronic illness, who can live independently with some help.
  • Individuals with terminal illness.
  • New mothers and their infants, who require assistance with the transition from a nurse skilled in maternal postpartum care.

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