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Home health care helps patients of all ages recover from illness or injury in the comfort of home.

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What are the benefits?

Home health care – provided in the comfort and privacy of a patient’s home – can benefit those who need one-on-one instruction to help better manage their condition, symptoms, and recovery. Home health may be indicated if a patient:

  • Has a new diagnosis or an exacerbation of an existing diagnosis
  • Has a new medication
  • Requires teaching on a disease process or medication
  • Is at risk for or experiencing complications requiring labs
  • Requires other skilled nursing services (wound care, teaching, observation, and assessment)
  • Requires frequent follow-up from a physician’s office
  • Has frequent re-hospitalizations
  • Contacts a physician’s office frequently
  • Exhibits behaviors that indicate he or she is at risk for falls
  • Needs physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or medical social services, due to: mobility problems, bowel or bladder incontinence, vision problems, ADL needs, and new DME training

What types of services are provided?

Home health services are provided by professional nurses, therapists, social workers, and home health aides. This team of professionals works in consultation with a patient’s physician to provide a full suite of home health services and programs designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

Services may include:

  • Medication management and education
  • Education on diseases or conditions
  • Dietary and nutrition evaluation
  • Treatment progress monitoring
  • Help with mobility challenges and/or fall risk – and minimization of risk
  • Help managing chronic conditions (diabetes, COPD, etc.)
  • Other programs designed to hasten recovery and improve quality of life

 


Home health services are provided by Fauquier Health Home Care Services.