How does Home Health fit into my doctor’s care plan?
Home Health is an integrated part of Medicare’s plan for your health management. When you visit with your physician, they will determine a treatment course for your condition. This plan likely includes medications, possibly diagnostic tests, and follow-up appointments. Ask your doctor if a course of home health would support your healthcare goals.
Home Health includes the unique, skilled training of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, dietitians, social workers, and home health aides. These professionals help support environmental changes to keep you safe in your home. They aid in building consistency with medications which is often the key element in slowing disease progression. Each of these professionals coordinates intervention with your physician to target your personal health goals. As a covered service of Medicare, Home Health should be part of your treatment plan to support controlling medical conditions and supporting your quality of life.