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Home Health Care Explained

With rising medical costs and an economic melt down to contend with, more and more patients are choosing home health care. Patients and families prefer to go with home care rather than hospitalization and Medicare’s regulations have become the accepted standard for the health care agencies. You need to be under a doctor’s care and homebound to avail of this medical treatment option.

By: Jackson Djeison Dessbesell
With rising medical costs and an economic melt down to contend with, more and more patients are choosing home health care.  Patients and families prefer to go with home care rather than hospitalization and Medicare’s regulations have become the accepted standard for the health care agencies.  You need to be under a doctor’s care and homebound to avail of this medical treatment option.

Some of the reasons why the demand for home health care has increased rapidly can be summed up as follows:

Most patients prefer not to have to pay for expensive medical care at the end of their sojourn on earth.

Highly advanced technology has given rise to very expensive hospital costs. Patients prefer to be treated at home rather than lie in isolation from family, in a hospital. As the population ages, diseases that target the elderly are on the rise. Medical advancement in the field of HIV and AIDS means that the disease can be better managed at home.

Patients who qualify for home health care need to be ‘homebound’, meaning they are unable to leave the house or moving them will require considerable effort.  Anyone who seldom leaves their residence and when they do it is for the purpose of a medical visit will qualify for home care.  Going out for the purpose of religious worship does not disqualify a patient in any way from being qualified as homebound.  Anyone who needs the assistance of another person to go out or needs a walker or cane and even the mentally ill are all considered homebound patients.

The medical requirement for intravenous therapy, wound care, speech therapy and physical therapy all necessitate the need for the skilled care of a nurse or therapist, even a social worker.  A therapist usually performs the initial screening and assessment and a nurse may or may not be involved in the process.  A doctor has to certify that home health care is mandatory for the patient.

Jacko has been writing articles online for nearly 2 years now. Not only does this author specialize in diet, tech, fitness and health, you can also check out his latest website on Computer Drawing Pen which reviews and lists the best Computer Drawing Pads for your work and Electronic Chess Set for your fun.





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