What is Home Health Care?

Home health care assists a person in their recovery from an illness, accident, surgery, or change in their medical condition. Professional health care and rehabilitation services are delivered in a person's home environment under the direction of their personal physician.

  • Nurses serve as your case manager. They may also administer medications, change dressings for wounds, and monitor vital signs, weights, or blood sugars.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapists help with improving balance, coordination, strength, swallowing, and home safety.
  • Medical social workers help you cope with your illness and may refer you to community resources.
  • Home health aides provide companionship and help with personal services.
  • Home healthcare agencies also provide medical equipment if needed.
  • They communicate with your primary care doctor to coordinate your care.
  • They come a few times a week for a short time (30 mins to 120 mins per visit).