What is Home Health Care?
Home health care services are initiated when someone is no longer able to care for him or herself. This could be due to failing health or recent changes to their health.
Often, the term home care is used to distinguish non-medical care or custodial care, which is care that is provided by persons who are not nurses, doctors, or other licensed medical personnel, whereas the term home health care, refers to care that is provided by licensed personnel.
Who Provides Home Health Care?
Home health care services can be provided by a variety of trained individuals. Providers may be for-profit, non-profit, or hospital based.
Home care agencies provide homemaker services, which include household and personal care duties.
Home health care agencies provide care services through teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, homemakers, and others. The state regulates these agencies and often are Medicare and Medicaid certified. This means they can get paid by these programs for providing home health services.
How Do I Choose a Home Health Agency?
When you are shopping for a home care agency, you are seeking a company that will assist you in providing for the health and safety of you or your loved one.
Be sure in asking any questions that come to mind. Don’t hesitate to ask a question more then once if you don’t remember the answer or if the first answer was incomplete or unsatisfactory.
Contact us today:
If the time has come to explore options for a loved one in Louisiana please contact Leading Health Care of Louisiana today! Leading Health Care promises to make a lasting contribution to society and to help people live a better life through in-home care. We serve individuals needing assistance with daily living skills, medical appointments and community activities. Contact us today for your complimentary assessment and consultation.