Home health provides care in the patient’s home with the supervision of a medical doctor. This is for patients who typically cannot leave to get treatment, so the treatment comes to the home. One of the main benefits of home health is that it allows the patient to return to a home setting while still receiving a scheduled amount of skilled care.
For example, many people require physical therapy when recovering from an illness or injury. Rather than the patient leaving home the physical therapist will visit the patient in the home and provide treatment in a home setting.
The home health team relies on the patient being at home. They will typically call to schedule a visit on the same day. Home health visits are supervised by an RN who will determine how long and how often services need to be provided until the patient is no longer improving or benefiting from the services offered.
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