January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! It might seem strange for a home health and hospice agency to promote glaucoma awareness. However, glaucoma management is a home health service provided by Medicare. In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the geriatric population. Glaucoma related blindness can result in close to a 40% vision loss before it is detected (glaucoma.org). Blindness impacts social engagement and independent living. Home health professionals are uniquely trained to proactively create environments that support an individual’s capacity for prolonged independent living and the establishment of health regimens to delay disease progression.
If you have questions about home health services for your patients, send us an email at info@EliteHHH.com or reach out to your community liaison.
Elite Home Health & Hospice is focused on communication and timely care for the patients entrusted to us in our home health and hospice service lines.
Communication about starts of care are provided in our Weekly Pulse and on our website blog. The website blog is new for 2022. As always, join us on Facebook and LinkedIn for up-to-date information on our monthly clinical focus and the role of home health and hospice services.
If you are interested in more information about supporting timely starts of care and understanding the timelines for home health and hospice services, send us an email at info@EliteHHH.com.