Home health care services from a registered agency
There is a growing demand for home health care and that is understandable when you consider the growth in the elderly population. Home health services have become an important industry that needs to respond to this demand for home health care. Intercoastal HHC provides outstanding home health services to the residents and communities of Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton.
Home health care enables senior citizens and other people with handicaps to live independently for as long as possible. Provided the medical condition of the person is within certain limits home health care is a preferred option for many. Home health services provide the patient with greater comfort, independence and dignity.
Home health care covers a range of services and can include various therapies, professional nursing as well as assisted living. It can be a mix of services with a stronger focus on medical services such as nursing, medications, wound care, injections and related treatments and procedures. Home health care can also extend to general care such as meal preparations, shopping, light housework and related chores.
However the main objective and focus of home health services is to help the patient recover from illness, injury, surgery or some other medical condition. This is a service that needs to be provided by registered professionals such as licensed nurses, therapist and home health aides. These professionals usually work for a health care agency,
When selecting a health care agency it is a good idea to do some due diligence. Below are some things you should do or check in your screening process:
- Check referrals, reviews or testimonials
- Check if the agency is accredited and registered with Medicare
- Find out how long the agency has served the community
- Are the nurses and other care givers licensed or registered with an appropriate authority
- Is the agency itself licensed?
Home health care is a great alternative to being treated and looked after in unfamiliar surroundings.