6 Questions to Ask About Home Care
Partnership for Health is proud to provide in home health care services to patients from Atlanta GA, and the surrounding areas. Our friendly staff would also be pleased to answer any questions you have about in home health care. For more information please call us or book an appointment online.
When the natural effects of aging or a medical condition or injury significantly interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks, in-home health care may be an option for you! At Partnership for Health, our medical providers would be happy to provide this service to you.
What does in home health care do?
In-home health care provides various health care services to individuals who require assistance with daily living or continued medical care. As such, this may include individuals who require post-acute or rehabilitative care after an extended hospitalization, older adults who are looking for an alternative to long-term health care facilities, those with exceptional needs, or individuals with debilitating medical conditions.
With that in mind, in-home health care can provide the following types of services:
- Help with basic needs and activities of daily living (ADLs), including bathing, grooming, mobility, and other needs
- Help with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), including cleaning, laundry, housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping for groceries and other essentials, and transportation
- Keep track of medical appointments
- Manage and administer medications and treatment plans
- Monitor vital signs and pain levels
- Wound care
What can I expect from home health care?
With home health care, the types of services you can expect will depend on the level of care you require and your particular reasons for needing home health care services. With that in mind, you can expect high-quality medical care and daily living assistance from registered nurses and care assistants, whether that involves help with basic needs, such as bathing, meal preparation, or grocery shopping, in addition to medical care for any conditions, injuries, or illnesses you are experiencing. The days and times of day that you require health care services can be established at a consultation with your doctor and care aide.
For more information on what to expect from home health care services at Partnership for Health, we welcome you to give us a call!
How do I prepare for home health care?
When preparing for home health care, it is important to consider all of the unique needs you will require assistance with from a home health care aide, whether that involves daily tasks or medical care, as well as the specific days and times of day you will require assistance. In order to do so, it may be helpful to discuss this with a friend or family member you are close with and who is familiar with the stresses of your daily life.
After considering your own needs, it is a good idea to evaluate several different home care options with an in-depth interview to find out which option will work best for you. It is also highly recommended to ask for work and personal references from the individual or aide working for you and reviews of the agency to ensure you can trust their care. Additionally, it may be beneficial to compile a wish-list for what you would like to have in a home health care aide.
What are the two types of healthcare services?
Healthcare is divided into two types of services, namely, public healthcare services and private healthcare services. In general, public healthcare services are run by the government, while private healthcare services are not owned or controlled by the government. Privatized healthcare services, such as those we provide at Partnership for Health, are typically more flexible in scheduling and the types of services offered than with public healthcare services.
Who is eligible for home health care?
In order to be eligible for home health care, an individual must be under the care of a doctor who establishes and regularly reviews the care plan and certifies that the individual requires intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, or continued occupational therapy.
What is healthcare at home?
Healthcare at home provides patients with the option of receiving continuing care in the comfort and independence of their own home. As such, it is an alternative option to long-term care facilities and lets individuals receive continuing care without frequent visits to a healthcare facility.
For an appointment to discuss in-home health care with our specialists at Partnership for Health, please feel free to call us or schedule an appointment through our website! We serve patients from Atlanta GA, Mableton GA, Austell GA, Smyrna GA, Marietta GA, Sandy Springs GA, Hampton GA, Cobb County GA, East Point GA, and College Park GA.