by Payson Regional Home Health staff
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 American’s 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.
Home health care is affordable
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.
Many private insurance companies and state programs can also pay for home health care. 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 who can assist with community resources to physical therapists and occupational therapy 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, experiences a need for home health care, it’s easy to get started.
Your physician typically makes a referral for these services and a qualified home health nurse determines an assessment of need. Your physician can help you understand if you meet the requirements for home health care. Or, if you have not discussed this option with your doctor, 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.
Should you have questions regarding home health services, please feel free to contact Payson Regional Home Health at (928) 472-5245. We would love to help!