Home care (also referred to as domiciliary care, social care, or in-home care) is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. It is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as the care you would get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
Home health care can help you get better, or possibly regain your independence, and maybe assist you to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Often, the term home health care is used to distinguish it from non-medical care, custodial care, or private-duty care which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel.
Home health services help adults and seniors who are recovering after a hospital or facility stay, or need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. These Medicare-certified services may include short-term nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, and assisted home health care.
The largest segment of home care consists of licensed and unlicensed non-medical personnel who assist the individual including caregivers and care assistants may help the individual with daily tasks such as bathing, eating, cleaning the home and preparing meals.
Caregivers work to support the needs individuals and this work helps them stay at home versus a facility. Often non-medical home care is paid for by the individual or family.
Who can benefit from home care assistance referred by Best Care? There are countless reasons for home care.
Those who may need home care include: the person recovering from an illness, accident or surgery; the disabled; the new mother and her infant; the elderly who may need nursing assistance with meal preparation, personal care and hygiene, or light housekeeping; someone needing a vision/companion; someone needing intravenous chemotherapy, antibiotic therapy or parental nutrition.
Our goal is to refer competent home health caregivers in Florida that enable the patient to maintain a way of life as close as possible to his/her daily normal routine with our in home nursing assistance. The caregivers work hand in hand with the physician in the management of patient care and at the directions of the family and/or client.
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