Q:  What is Home Health Care?

A:  “Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.”  –Medicare.gov

“Home health care helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. It covers a wide range of services and can often delay the need for long-term nursing home care. More specifically, home health care may include occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy, and even skilled nursing. It may involve helping the elderly with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Or it may include assistance with cooking, cleaning, other housekeeping jobs, and monitoring one’s daily regimen of prescription and over-the-counter medications.” –eldercare.gov

Q:  How does Assured Home Healthcare compare to other home health agencies?

A:  When deciding on a home health agency it is important to know what services they provide, and how well that agency and can meet the health care needs of that patient in the home.  Medicare.gov keeps a log and has a website available for the public to compare home health agencies by location and/or by name to see how well that home health agency is in certain categories of management, treatments, and prevention compared to state and national averages, and to also compare home health agencies amongst each other. Assured Home Healthcare encourages you to try this to help make a wise decision when choosing a home health care agency. And to visit the home health compare website click here.

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