The range of home health care services can receive at home is limitless. Depending on the individual patient’s situation. Also, care can range from nursing care to specialized medical services. You and your doctor will determine your care plan and services you may need at home. At home care services may include:
The most common from of home health care is some type of nursing care depending on the person’s needs. In consultation with the doctor, a registered nurse will set up a plan of care. In addition, nursing care may include wound dressing, intravenous therapy, administering medication, monitoring the general health of the patient, pain control, and other health support.
A physical therapist can put together a plan of care to help a patient regain or strengthen use of muscles and joints. However, an occupational therapist can help a patient with physical, developmental, social, or emotional disabilities relearn how to perform such daily function. Such as eating, bathing, dressing, and more.
Care from home health aids
Caregivers helps the patients with his / her basic personal needs such as getting out of bed, walking, bathing, and dressing. Some aides have received specialized training to assist with more specialized care under the supervision of a nurse.
There are companies that provide transportation to patients who require transportation to and from a medical facility from treatment or physical exam.