Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. One survey showed that 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible (by The United States of Aging Survey-AARP).
The 2010 US census found that 3.1% of seniors were nursing home residents. Rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living, many seniors choose in-home care support. This guide details information needed to utilize home care.
Following is a checklist of questions to ask providers and other individuals who may know about the provider’s track record. Their insight will help you determine which provider is best for you or your loved one.
This report presents national estimates on differences in the use of home health care between men and women aged 65 years and over.
Medicare Home Health Care must be requested by a doctor and fulfilled by a Medicare-certified home health agency.
As technology continues to improve, telehealth options are increasing. Telehealth is a particularly important option for seniors, as it can increase independence and provide options for working with their healthcare provider.
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