Options in Home Health Care in Fairfield

by | Feb 27, 2014 | Health

Home health care is recognized as a cost-effective way to treat patients in their own homes. Whether you need a registered nurse to provide nutrition, IV therapy or ostemy care, a trained therapist or just a companion for a few hours every day, home health care in Fairfield may be a good option for your family.

Home health nurses visit their patient’s homes and provide care similar to what a patient would expect in a hospital. The differences are that the care is provided in a more comfortable setting for the patient and because patients do not pay for facility costs.

Physical, occupational and speech therapy can also be provided in the patient’s home. Most therapy patients do not need to be hospitalized but are unable to travel back and forth to therapy several times a week. When therapy is provided in the patient’s home, they are more likely to attend every session and get the help they need to improve their functioning.

Home health care in Fairfield also includes companionship services to elderly or disabled patients who are home alone most of the day. Companions may sit and listen to their patients tell stories or may accompany them on shopping trips. They do not provide medical care. Instead, they keep the patient company at times when they would otherwise be alone. Companions report any concerns to the agency and the agency may address them with the family or medical provider.

Horizon Home Health Care, LLC offers a number of services to their home health clients. The agency works closely with the referring doctor and family members of the patient to ensure that all of the patient’s needs are met through nursing care, therapy and companionship. A master’s level social worker is on staff to coordinate care and assist clients who need to access local social services.

Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare offer coverage for home health care. The service often needs preapproval and the number of visits or length of treatment may be limited so talk to your medical provider to find out if you qualify for home health services.

Horizon Home Health Care, LLC

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