The idea of home health care is simple. People who have a condition that requires home health care such as diabetes, heart failure, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension or cardiovascular disease can receive skilled care in the privacy of their homes. Currently, about 7.6 million Americans receive this type of care and statistics show that these patients generally recover faster, improve their quality of life and can eliminate or reduce risks such as infections. In fact, according to the U.S. General Accounting Office, home health care patients live longer lives thanks to the quality care they receive from home health professionals.
Affordable Home Health Care
You might be thinking — sure, with personalized care comes a big price tag. But that’s not the case.
If you or your loved one are Medicare eligible and qualify for home health care, there is no out-of-pocket cost to you. Home health care can also be paid for by many private insurance companies and state programs. Your home health care agency staff can verify insurance coverage for you and help eliminate stress and confusion at a time when you just need good care.
Additionally, because home health care patients have fewer complications and recover more quickly than in institutional settings, secondary hospitalizations may be avoided which leads to lower long-term medical costs.
Quality Medical Care
Providing quality, transitional care is what we do at Payson Regional Home Health. Your care is overseen by your primary care physician and our team of nurses, therapists and aides who are available on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your care is personalized to your needs in the comfort, privacy and safety of your own home. Services vary from skilled nursing care, such as medication education and management and dressing changes to medical social worker (MSW) who can assist with community resources to physical therapists who help with activities of daily living and ambulation. Patient satisfaction surveys tell us how we are doing and patient testimonials say it all. “When I learned about your home care agency, I was hospitalized and trying to decide whether to go home or to a nursing home until I got stronger. I am so glad I chose home care. I can’t say enough good things about the quality.”
How to Get Started
If you, or someone you love, has a need for home health care, it’s easy to get started.
A referral for these services is typically made by your physician and an assessment of need is determined by a qualified home health nurse. Your physician can help you understand if you meet the qualifications, or Payson Regional Home Health staff would be happy to discuss your health care needs and provide guidance that may help you start feeling and getting better at home.
Please call us at (928) 472-5245 with any questions. We would love to help!