What is Home Health Care?
Home Health provides nurses, rehabilitation therapists and social workers to patients in their home. Benefits of Home Health Services include:
- Allowing patients to convalesce in familiar surroundings.
- Providing skilled assistance and professional counseling to patients and those who care for them.
- Teaching preventative care.
- Imparting skills patients need to help them care for themselves at home.
- Enabling patients and their families to play an active role in the recovery process.
- Reducing some patient's need for lengthy hospital stays.
Home Health is designed for patients who are:
- Convalescing from illness, surgery or pregnancy.
- Recovering from an accident or trauma.
- Learning to live with a disability.
There are a number of ways to pay for the services provided by GentlePro Home Health Care. They are:
- Commercial Insurance
- Private Insurance
Home health services must be prescribed by a physician. Call one of our Quality Care Supervisors, the Director of Nursing, or your physician to see if you qualify for services from GentlePro Home Health Care.
To qualify for services from GentlePro Home Health Care, a patient must:
- Be essentially homebound. The patient need not be bedridden but must require assistance to leave home.
- Need intermittent care. GentlePro Home Health Care does not provide full-time care, but it can arrange for the care or training of family members or other caregivers.
- Require skilled medical care by a health professional. Homemaker services alone are not considered skilled care.