Home Care Patient & Caregiver Resources
The following tools and information will help you better manage your health and safety at home.
Getting Home Care at Home
What is Home Care?
In short, home care is supportive, companion, and medical care provided wherever the patient lives be it their home, an assisted living facility, retirement home or other care facility. This care can be provided by professionals and/or family and friend caregivers.
Why Home Care?
Any of the following may point to the need for home care services to permit you or your loved one to remain living at home both independently and safely:
- A need for skilled nursing or Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy assessment and evaluation.
- New and/or multiple medications in need of management.
- Complex medical conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke, Open Heart Surgery, Joint Surgery, Amputees and more.
- Nutritional assessment and education needs.
- History of falls/poor balance.
- Changes in mobility such as difficulty in walking or climbing necessary stairs.
- Wound Care/Wound Ostomy Continent needs.
- Multiple hospital admissions
- Caregiver training/equipment assessments or changes.
- Safety concerns relating to medication management, mobility or daily living.
Am I Eligible for Home Care?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I have a medical condition that requires care in my home by a nurse or therapist on a short term, intermittent basis?
- Am I under the care of a physician?
- Do I meet the “homebound criteria” required by Medicare and some insurance policies?
If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, you may qualify for the in-home care of a nurse or therapist who will coordinate your care with your physician.
What Insurance Plans Do You Accept?
Adventist Home Health, our home health agency that is CHAP accredited, licensed by the state of Maryland and Medicare certified provides short-term intermittent skilled services and accepts the following insurance plans.
Home Safety Tips
Falls are one of the leading causes of injury deaths among people over age 65 and responsible for approximately 70% of accidental deaths in persons 75 years and older. The following prevention tips will help you to be safer at home:
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